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Sexton, McMillan Recalled from Syracuse; Palmieri Reassigned

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled right wing Dan Sexton and left wing Brandon McMillan from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have reassigned right wing Kyle Palmieri to Syracuse.

Sexton, 23 (4/29/87), has appeared in seven games with Anaheim this season, going scoreless with two penalty minutes (PIM) while averaging 11:28 TOI. He was sidelined for seven games from Oct. 26-Nov. 9 with a broken nose, which was surgically repaired on Oct. 28. Assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 10, Sexton collected 2-3=5 points with two PIM in four AHL contests prior to his recall.

McMillan, 20 (3/22/90), scored 4-5=6 points with 10 PIM in 16 games for Syracuse this year. Among team leaders, McMillan ranked tied for first in appearances and second in shots on goal (35). Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, McMillan played four Western Hockey League (WHL) seasons with Kelowna from 2006-10, collecting 56-113=169 points with 221 PIM in 251 games. He also represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship in Saskatchewan, earning 4-4=8 points in six games. McMillan has yet to make his NHL debut.

Palmieri, 19 (2/1/91), collected 1-0=1 point and averaged 8:41 TOI in 10 games with the Ducks this season. Recalled from Syracuse on Nov. 3, Palmieri scored his first goal in his NHL debut that night against Tampa Bay’s Dan Ellis. At 19 years, nine months, and two days, he was the fifth-youngest player to appear in a Ducks uniform. Palmieri began the season in Syracuse, earning 7-2=9 points with 11 PIM in nine games. At the time of his recall, he was tied for the league lead in goal scoring and was tied for the team lead in points. Palmieri recorded a four-game goal streak (6-1=7) from Oct. 23-30, tied for the second-longest in the AHL this season. He was also named the AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Oct. 31 after scoring 5-1=6 points in three games.
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