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Ducks Make a Series of Moves a Day Leading up to the NHL Trade Deadline

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks made a series of moves leading up to the NHL trade deadline, sending winger Dustin Penner to the Washington Capitals for a fourth-round draft pick. Anaheim then sent a conditional fourth-round pick to Dallas for defenseman Stephane Robidas.

The Ducks also acquired a fifth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for goaltender Viktor Fasth.

Anaheim was mostly quiet while several deals were going down in the hours and minutes before Wednesday's noon (PT) deadline, but the Ducks did acquire right wing Andre Petersson from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for defenseman Alex Grant.

Ducks GM Bob Murray Addresses Trade Deadline
Ducks GM Bob Murray Comments on Robidas, Penner, Fasth
Robidas Comments

Robidas, 37 (3/3/77), has scored 55-191=246 points with a +5 rating and 671 penalty minutes (PIM) in 871 career NHL games with Montreal, Dallas and Chicago. A 2009 NHL All-Star, Robidas set career highs in goals (10), assists (31), points (41) while appearing in all 82 games for the second time in his career in 2009-10. The 5-11, 190-pound defenseman has also appeared in 44 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, earning 3-12=15 points with 42 PIM.

Selected by Montreal in the seventh round (164th overall) of the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Robidas has collected 4-1=5 points with a +7 rating and 12 PIM in 24 games with Dallas this season. He has been sidelined for 37 games with a broken leg, which he suffered on Nov. 29 vs. Chicago. Last season, the Sherbrooke, Quebec native tied for second among Dallas defensemen with 1-12=13 points and was one of five Stars players to appear in all 48 games. Robidas also ranked fourth among NHL defensemen leaders in hits (136) and led Dallas in blocked shots (93) and time-on-ice (1,067:27) in 2012-13.

Penner, 31 (9/28/82), scored 13-19=32 points with a +22 rating and 28 penalty minutes (PIM) in 49 games this season for Anaheim. Signed as a free agent on July 16, 2013, Penner ranked fifth on the Ducks in goals, tied for fifth in plus/minus and sixth in scoring and assists.

The 6-4, 247-pound winger has scored 150-157=307 points with 352 penalty minutes (PIM) in 571 career NHL games with Anaheim, Edmonton and Los Angeles. A two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Ducks (2007) and Kings (2012), Penner has earned 13-22=35 points with a +19 rating and 58 PIM in 78 career Stanley Cup Playoff games.

Fasth, 31 (8/8/82), appeared in five contests for Anaheim this season, posting a 2-2-1 record with a 2.95 goals-against average (GAA) and a .885 save percentage (SV%). He also played five games for Norfolk of the American Hockey League (AHL), going 3-2-0 with 2.40 GAA and .922 SV%.

In 2012-13, the 6-0, 185-pound netminder became just the third goaltender in NHL history to win his first eight-or-more career decisions (also Ray Emery with Ottawa, an NHL record 9-0-0 from 2003-05 and Bob Froese with Philadelphia, 8-0-0 in Jan. 1983). He finished the season with a 15-6-2 record, a 2.18 GAA and .921 SV%. Signed as a free agent on May 21, 2012, Fasth made his NHL debut on Jan. 26, making 19 saves in a 3-2 shootout win over Nashville at Honda Center.

Petersson, 23 (9/11/90), collected 17-23=40 points with a +12 rating and 28 penalty minutes (PIM) in 47 games with Binghamton of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. A native of Olofstrom, Sweden, Petersson ranked tied for third among team leaders in scoring and goals.

Selected by Ottawa in the fourth round (109th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Petersson made his NHL debut with Ottawa in 2011-12. He debuted with the Senators on Jan. 21, 2012 at Anaheim, going scoreless in a 2-1 loss. Petersson has appeared in 124 career AHL games with Binghamton, earning 42-47=89 points with 64 PIM. He twice represented Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship, winning silver in 2009 and bronze in 2010.

Grant, 25 (1/20/89), scored 2-0=2 points with a +3 rating in two games with the Ducks this season. He began the season with Norfolk, collecting 7-20=27 points with a +1 rating and 46 PIM in 52 games. The 6-4, 205-pound blueliner ranked third on the Admirals in assists and led team defensemen in scoring, goals and assists.

Acquired from Pittsburgh in exchange for left wing Harry Zolnierczyk on June 24, 2013, Grant has scored 24-65=89 points with a +9 rating and 220 PIM in 177 career AHL games with Norfolk and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In 2011-12, Grant ranked third among AHL rookies and tied for fourth among league defensemen in power-play points (7-20=27), while setting career highs in goals (10), assists (27), points (37) and appearances (61).

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