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Ducks Recall LW Friberg from San Diego (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have recalled left wing Max Friberg from the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League. The Ducks have also assigned right wing Tim Jackman to San Diego.

In addition, left wing Jiri Sekac was put on injured reserve Tuesday because of a sprained right ankle suffered in Anaheim's 4-2 victory vs. Nashville on Sunday.

Friberg, 22 (11/20/92), made his NHL debut on Dec. 28, 2014 vs. Vancouver, going scoreless in 8:47 time-on-ice (TOI) with two hits. Beginning the 2015-16 season with San Diego, Friberg collected 3-2=5 points with a +2 rating in seven games. At the time of his recall, Friberg ranked tied for third among team leaders in scoring and plus/minus, tied for second in goals and first in shorthanded goals (1).

Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (143rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Friberg has scored 36-50=86 points with 101 PIM in 145 career AHL games with San Diego and Norfolk. He has also appeared in 10 career Calder Cup Playoff games, collecting 3-2=5 points with two penalty minutes (PIM). A native of Skovde, Sweden, Friberg led all players at the 2012 World Junior Championship in goals and ranked tied for second in scoring (9-2=11). He became the first Anaheim draft pick to be named to the tournament All-Star Team since Paul Kariya in 1993 after helping lead Sweden to a gold-medal victory.

Jackman, 33 (11/14/81), was scoreless with four PIM in two games with the Ducks this season. Acquired from Calgary in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Draft on Nov. 21, 2013, Jackman collected 8-3=11 points with 152 PIM in 83 career games with the Ducks.

Selected by Columbus in the second round (38th overall) of the 2001 NHL Draft, Jackman has scored 32-43=75 points with 806 PIM in 483 career NHL games with Columbus, Phoenix, Los Angeles, New York Islanders, Calgary and Anaheim. He set career bests with the Flames in 2010-11, including goals (10), assists (13), points (23) and plus/minus (+4).

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