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Ducks Send Beleskey, Sexton to Syracuse

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks has assigned right wing Dan Sexton and left wing Matt Beleskey to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Sexton, 23 (4/29/87), appeared in seven contests with Anaheim this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 11:28 TOI. He was sidelined for the last seven games with a broken nose, which was surgically repaired on Oct. 28. He suffered the injury when he was hit by a puck on Oct. 23 at Detroit. The 5-10, 174-pound winger appeared in his first NHL season with Anaheim in 2009-10, scoring 9-10=19 points with a +2 rating and 16 PIM over 41 games. He led all Ducks rookies in assists and points. In addition, his points-per-game average (.46) ranked tied for 10th in the NHL among rookies, while his 6-5=11 points in the month of December ranked second among NHL rookies. Signed as a free agent on Apr. 9, 2007, Sexton has appeared in 48 career NHL contests, collecting 9-10=19 points with 18 PIM.

Beleskey, 22 (6/7/88), appeared in 10 contests with Anaheim this season, collecting 0-2=2 points with two PIM. The 6-0, 198-pound winger logged a season-high 19:17 TOI on Oct. 23 at Detroit. Beleskey missed the last six games after suffering a concussion in the Ducks’ Oct. 26 contest at Dallas. He appeared in 60 contests for Anaheim in his rookie NHL season in 2009-10, scoring 11-7=18 points with 35 PIM. He ranked tied for 10th among league rookies in goals and tied for third in game-winning goals (3). His 5-1=6 points in January 2010 ranked tied for second among NHL rookies in goal scoring for the month. The Windsor, Ontario native scored his first NHL goal on Jan. 5 vs. Detroit. He also appeared in two NHL contests during the 2008-09 season, making his NHL debut on Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay. Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Beleskey has earned 11-9=20 points with 37 PIM in 72 NHL contests.
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