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Lupul Cleared to Play

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Ducks right wing Joffrey Lupul has been cleared by team doctors to play and activated off the long-term injury list. Lupul is eligible to play in tonight’s game vs. Phoenix.

It has been nearly one year since Lupul last appeared in an NHL contest, having last seen the ice on Dec. 8, 2009 against Dallas. The 27-year-old is fresh off a three-game stint in Syracuse (1-3=4 points with a +3 rating).

To make room for him on the roster, the Ducks have reassigned right wing Dan Sexton to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Sexton, 23 (4/29/87), appeared in 13 games with Anaheim this season, scoring 1-2=3 points with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 13:08 time-on-ice (TOI). Sexton posted a season-high three-game point streak (1-2=3) from Nov. 21-27, including his first goal of the season on Nov. 26 vs. Chicago. Originally assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 10, Sexton has collected 2-3=5 points with two PIM in four AHL contests with the Crunch.
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