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Ducks assign Smith-Pelly, Palmieri to AHL

Friday, 09.14.2012 / 9:09 PM / News

NHL.com

Devante Smith-Pelly
Devante Smith-Pelly
Right Wing - ANA
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 6 | PTS: 13
SOG: 66 | +/-: -7

Forwards Devante Smith-Pelly and Kyle Palmieri have been assigned by the Anaheim Ducks to the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Norfolk, it was announced Friday.

Smith-Pelly played 49 games for the Ducks last season, his first in the NHL, scoring seven goals with six assists.

Palmieri played 18 games for Anaheim in 2011-12, and 10 the previous season. He has eight career points (five goals, three assists).

Also assigned to Norfolk were Frederik Andersen, Igor Bobkov, Josh Brittain, Mat Clark, Marco Cousineau, Corey Elkins, Emerson Etem, Peter Holland, Matt Kennedy, Ryan Lasch, Brandon McMillan, John Mitchell, Sami Vatanen and Chris Wagner.

Assigned to junior teams were John Gibson (Kitchener/OHL) and Rickard Rakell (Plymouth/OHL). Assigned to the Swedish Elite League were Max Friberg (Timra) and Tim Heed (Vaxjo).

I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game