With Aaron Voros placed on IR with a severe case of the flu, the Ducks have recalled left wing Matt Beleskey from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Beleskey, 22 (6/7/88), has appeared in 10 contests with Anaheim this season, collecting 0-2=2 points with two penalty minutes (PIM). Beleskey missed six contests from Oct. 29-Nov. 9 after suffering a concussion in the Ducks’ Oct. 26 contest at Dallas. The Windsor, Ontario native was assigned to Syracuse on Nov. 10. He appeared in nine contests with the Crunch, scoring 4-4=8 points with 11 PIM. Beleskey notched three multiple-point games with Syracuse, including the game-winning goal as part of a two-point game (1-1=2) on Nov. 12 at Albany in a 3-0 shutout.
Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (112th overall) of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Beleskey 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). He also appeared in two NHL contests during the 2008-09 season, making his NHL debut on Jan. 9 vs. Tampa Bay. In 72 career NHL contests, Beleskey has earned 11-9=20 points with 37 PIM. He has also appeared in 82 career AHL contests, collecting 17-33=50 points with 90 PIM.