A lot can happen in 24 hours.
The Ducks, who lost their fourth game in a row on Friday night to Columbus, has been very busy since then. The Ducks brought up Dan Sexton and Brandon McMillan from Syracuse. McMillan got his first taste of the NHL by being inserted into the line up on Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers. Sexton saw his first game back with the Ducks since breaking his nose by blocking a shot at the end of October.
Going the other direction to Syracuse were rookie Kyle Palmieri and defenseman Danny Syvret. Syvret's travel was not complete after being traded, along with Rob Bordson, to the Philadelphia Flyers. In return, the Ducks obtained forwards Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte. Both Maroon and Laliberte will go to Syracuse.
"We were trying to get a little bit of help up front down there," said GM Bob Murray about the trade. "We’ve had guys in and out of the lineup. We had a chance to get a couple of wingers that we like. You have to give a little to get that. We went out and made the change."
That was not the only activity for the Ducks.
Josh Green was put on waivers, and will have until 9:00am Monday morning to know his fate.
Also, defenseman Andy Sutton was activated off injured reserve after breaking his thumb in the first game of the season against Detroit. He stated that he was "ecstatic to be back on the ice."
"We’re healthy on defense and a couple of guys aren’t going to play tonight," said Murray. "I think that is very good in our situation right now. It’s proven you need defensemen because of injuries. We’re going to need players. I like our defense right now. I have no problem. Brookbank can play right wing too. You can carry a swing guy like that. Don’t ever forget about that."
The Ducks philosophy is you can never have too many defensemen, and now that the veterans are all healthy, it's a good sign for Anaheim's blue line.