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SLP2002101708- ST. LOUIS, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- St. Louis Blues goaltender Curtis Sanford keeps an eye on the puck during the first period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on Oct. 17, 2002. Sanford came in during the period for the injured Reinhard Divis who went down with a groin injury. Sanford is the fourth goaltender used by the Blues so far this season. rlw/bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI
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Curtis Sanford (born 5 October 1979) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender currently with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Sanford played junior hockey for the Wiarton Wolves of the Western Junior C Hockey League, the Collingwood Blues of the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League (OPJHL), the Owen Sound Greys of the Midwestern Junior B Hockey League, and the Owen Sound Platers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) before turning pro.

Undrafted out of junior, he was picked up as a free agent by the St. Louis Blues after his final year with the Platers in 2000 and spent his first five seasons in the club's farm system between the Peoria Rivermen of the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and Worcester IceCats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sanford earned a call-up with the Blues during the 2002–03 season after injuries to goaltenders Fred Brathwaite and Brent Johnson in October. He played in his first game when fellow rookie call-up Reinhard Divis also went down with an injury after the first period on October 17, 2002 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He made 12 saves in relief in a 7-1 victory for the Blues. Sanford briefly earned the starting position in the absence of the Blues' usual goaltenders before going down with an injury himself, a high-ankle sprain, on October 24 against the Edmonton Oilers. He returned to start in several more games and posted a 5–1 record and a 1.96 GAA in his first stint with the Blues before being returned to Worcester.

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