|Acquired from the Thrashers on March 1, Oystrick totaled 23 points and a plus-five rating in 43 games with AHL Chicago.
The Ducks announced on Thursday that they have recalled defenseman Nathan Oystrick from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Oystrick, 27 (12/17/82), appeared in 43 games with the Wolves this season, earning 7-16=23 points with a +5 rating and 96 penalty minutes (PIM). At the time of his recall, Oystrick ranked fourth in scoring and third in goals and assists among club defensemen. He helped Chicago to a current 47-21-7 record for 101 points and second place in the Western Conference. The 6-0, 205-pound defenseman also ranked second on the club in PIM. He was acquired by Anaheim from Atlanta in exchange for right wing Evgeny Artyukhin on Mar. 1, 2010.
Originally selected by Atlanta in the seventh round (198th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Oystrick made his NHL debut with the Thrashers in 2008-09. In 53 games with Atlanta, Oystrick collected 4-8=12 points with 50 PIM. He appeared in his first NHL contest on Oct. 14 vs. Minnesota, earned his first NHL point (assist) on Nov. 25 at Toronto and scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 26 at Washington.
A native of Regina, Saskatchewan, Oystrick has appeared in four AHL seasons with Chicago, collecting 37-77=114 points with a +30 rating and 317 PIM in 205 career games. He has also added 3-14=17 points in 39 AHL Playoff games, helping lead the Wolves to the 2008 Calder Cup.