Ducks make roster moves
The Ducks announced seven roster moves before their exhibition game against the Kings, including one small surprise.
Among the five players assigned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League was Brett Festerling, who had been expected to compete for a regular spot on defense. Joining him in San Antonio are left wing Shawn Weller, centers MacGregor Sharp and Maxime Macenauer, and goaltender J.P. Levasseur.
Center Brandon McMillan was returned to his junior team, Kelowna of the Western Hockey League.
And defenseman Brian Salcido of Hermosa Beach was placed on waivers and assigned to Manitoba of the American Hockey League pending a resolution of his waiver status. If he clears waivers by 9 a.m. Monday, he will go to Manitoba.
The moves leaves the Ducks with 36 players in camp.
The Ducks don't have an AHL affiliate this season and will place players with various minor-league teams. San Antonio is the primary affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes.
It's far from an ideal situation, but the Ducks didn't have time to make another arrangement afer they ended their affiliation with the Iowa Chops following last season because the team didn't meet its financial goals.
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-- Helene Elliott