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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News for Thursday

Well it was quite a busy day for the staff of the Ducks.  We have a trade, a recall to cover for when a trade takes place and an injury.

Dux in Tux photos have been posted - Link

Schneider is day to day

Mathieu Schneider is now listed as day-to-day with a sore hip. He did not practice yesterday and will not be in the lineup as the Ducks take on the Kings at the Staples Center tonight.

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Hiller recalled - Bye Bye Bryz?

With all of the action going on Thursday with Aaron Rome and Clay Wilson being dealt to Columbus for Geoff Platt, it was overlooked that Jonas Hiller was recalled to the Anaheim Ducks.

In six games, he was 3-2-1 with a 2.11 GAA and a .929 save percentage.

Read the rest here - Link has some thoughts on what may happen to Bryz

Toronto and Tampa Bay have been rumored, but unless they can get rid of one of their own overpriced goaltenders simultaneously, picking up Bryzgalov may not be likely.

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Fox Sports have their thoughts on Bryz

Ilya Bryzgalov, Anaheim Ducks: GM Brian Burke signaled his intent to shop Bryzgalov during the summer but isn't likely to move him until starter Jean-Sebastien Giguere is fully back in game shape following off-season sports hernia surgery.

Like Hossa and Ryder, Bryzgalov will be an unrestricted free agent next summer, but unlike those two he's carrying a very affordable $1.363 million salary for this season, making him very attractive to teams seeking a goaltending upgrade.

Tampa Bay, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh are rumored to be interested in Bryzgalov and barring injury to Giguere he could be on the move in the coming weeks.

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MVN has a great look at the Rome and Wilson trade for Platt and St. Jacques

The Anaheim Ducks acquired center Geoff Platt from the Columbus Blue Jackets for defenseman Aaron Rome and left wing Clay Wilson. The Ducks also reacquired the rights to defenseman Bruno St. Jacques in the deal. This seems to be purely a minor league deal.

Platt, 22 (7/10/85), has appeared in 15 contests this season for the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL), collecting 4-3=7 points with six penalty minutes (PIM). The Toronto, Ontario native has also appeared in 41 NHL contests with Columbus, earning 4-10=14 points with 26 PIM during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. In three seasons with Syracuse, Platt has amassed 63-58=121 points with 124 PIM in 134 career AHL contests. In 2006-07, he led the club in goals and finished third in points (28-21=49). In addition, Platt appeared in six Calder Cup Playoff contests for Syracuse in 2005-06, earning 3-0=3 points.

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