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Despres Returns from Long-Term Injury Conditioning Loan

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

Defenseman Simon Despres has returned to the Ducks from his Long-Term Injury Conditioning Loan (San Diego). The 24-year-old has joined the team in Boston, but remains on Injured Reserve.

Despres earned 1-1=2 points and six penalty minutes in four games with the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. His lone goal came on the power play in San Diego's 5-2 loss, Jan. 23 at Texas.

The Laval, Quebec native hasn't played with the Ducks 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 was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins last March 2, and he signed a five-year contract extension with the Ducks on October 9.

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