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Ducks Recall Sbisa; Reassign Syvret

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled defenseman Luca Sbisa from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Danny Syvret to Syracuse.

Sbisa, 20 (1/30/90), has appeared in two games for Anaheim this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM). Sbisa has played 49 career NHL games with Anaheim and Philadelphia, scoring 0-7=7 points with 44 PIM. He has also appeared in one NHL Playoff game, making his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with the Flyers in Game 2 of the 2009 Conference Quarterfinals vs. Pittsburgh on Apr. 17, 2009. Sbisa was assigned to Syracuse on Oct. 16 and appeared in eight AHL games, collecting 2-7=9 points with a +2 rating and four PIM.

The 6-2, 207-pound blueliner began last season with Anaheim, going scoreless with six PIM in eight contests. He split the remainder of the season with Lethbridge and Portland of the Western Hockey League (WHL), collecting 4-14=18 points with 29 PIM in 29 games. In 13 WHL Playoff games with Portland, he added 2-2=4 points. Selected by Philadelphia in the first round (19th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Sbisa was acquired with Joffrey Lupul, a first-round selection in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft (Kyle Palmieri), a first-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (Emerson Etem), and a conditional third-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from Philadelphia in exchange for Chris Pronger on June 26, 2009.

Syvret, 25 (6/13/85), appeared in six games for the Ducks this season, earning 1-1=2 points with four PIM. Recalled from Syracuse on Oct. 19, Syvret made his Anaheim debut on Oct. 20 in Columbus and scored his first goal as a Duck on Oct. 23 at Detroit. He began the 2010-11 season with Syracuse, scoring 0-2=2 points with seven PIM.

Signed by Anaheim to a one-year contract on July 21, 2010, Syvret appeared in 21 games for the Philadelphia Flyers last season, earning 2-2=4 points with a +1 rating and 12 PIM. Syvret’s first career NHL goal was the opening tally of the 2010 Bridgestone Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Fenway Park, a 2-1 Flyers loss to the Boston Bruins. Syvret scored his second career goal two games later in a 6-2 win over Toronto on Jan. 6 at Wachovia Center. He spent the remainder of the season with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate in Adirondack, picking up 5-8=13 points with six PIM in 15 games.

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