The Ducks announced today they have assigned defenseman Simon Despres
to San Diego of the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan.
The 24-year-old Despres hasn't played since suffering a concussion in an October 16 game vs. Colorado at Honda Center. Colorado's Tyson Barrie was suspended three games for an illegal hit on Despres in that contest.
Despres has skated with the Ducks as of late, but there is no timetable for his return to NHL action.
Despres had a strong regular season and postseason with Anaheim after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins last March 2, and he signed a five-year contract extension with the Ducks on October 9.