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Ducks recall Fistric and Etem from AHL

Sunday, 04.20.2014 / 9:26 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Ducks-Stars series blog

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Ducks recall Fistric and Etem from AHL

The Anaheim Ducks recalled defenseman Mark Fistric on Sunday after he completed a long-term conditioning assignment with the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League. However, Fistric does not anticipate playing in Game 3 of the Western Conference First Round series against the Dallas Stars on Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Fistric has not played with Anaheim since March 15 due to a lower-body nerve injury. The 27-year-old defenseman scored one goal, had four assists and was plus-9 in 34 regular-season games.

The Ducks, who lead the best-of-7 series 2-0, also announced Sunday that they have sent goalie John Gibson and defenseman Sami Vatanen to Norfolk. Left wing Emerson Etem was recalled from the Ducks' AHL affiliate.

Etem, 21, appeared in 29 games with the Ducks this season. He had seven goals and four assists.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau would not commit to playing Etem in Game 3 (8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, RDS, KDOC, TXA 21), according to the Times and the Orange County Register. Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly each skated on a line with Mathieu Perreault and Teemu Selanne at practice Sunday.

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