The Ducks assigned left wing Kyle Calder to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Calder was placed on waivers on Dec. 28 and was not claimed by another NHL team.
Calder, 30 (1/5/79), appeared in 14 contests with Anaheim this season, collecting two assists (0-2=2) with eight penalty minutes (PIM). He made his 2009-10 season debut with the Ducks on Nov. 16 at Pittsburgh, going scoreless in 11:34 TOI. Calder tallied his first point as a Duck on Nov. 25 vs. Carolina in a 3-2 Anaheim win. A native of Manville, Alberta, Calder signed a one-year contract with Anaheim on Oct. 28 and was immediately assigned to Bakersfield of the ECHL. He scored 3-3=6 points with a +4 rating in five games with the Condors this season. Calder attended the Ducks’ 2009 Training Camp on a tryout basis in September.
Originally selected by Chicago in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Calder has played 10 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks (1999-06), Philadelphia Flyers (2006-07), Detroit Red Wings (2006-07), Los Angeles Kings (2007-09) and Ducks (2009-10). In 590 career NHL games, he has collected 114-180=294 points with 309 PIM. During his career, Calder has recorded two 20-goal seasons (2003-04 and 2005-06) and twice appeared in 80-plus games in a single season (2001-02 and 2002-03). In the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Calder appeared in a career-high 13 games with Detroit before falling to Anaheim in the Western Conference Finals.