Dwayne Roloson made his return to the NHL Sunday night. Yes, you read that correctly.
The 45-year-old strapped on the pads as an emergency backup for the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday after starter John Gibson left warmups with a lower-body injury. Third-string goalie Jason LaBarbera got the start against the Colorado Avalanche with No. 1 netminder Frederik Andersen also scratched due to injury.
The possibility of seeing Roloson in action for the first time since April 2012 was briefly dashed because the roster move was not cleared by the NHL, but he was allowed to rejoin the Ducks bench once the paperwork was processed.
Roloson retired following the 2012 season after a 16-year career split between seven teams. He joined the Ducks organization as a goaltending consultant in 2013.