The Ducks recalled defenseman Brendan Mikkelson from the Toronto Marlies today. With James Wisniewski serving an eight-game suspension, the Ducks are left with six defensemen on the roster. If something were to happen to one of them while on the road trip, the Ducks stated they did not want to have to put newcomer, Jake Newton, into a game situation unprepared.
Mikkelson is joining the Ducks in Calgary, where they will play this evening.
Also, the Ducks added to their collegiate signings by adding center Rob Bordson. He was signed to a two-year entry-level contract. Bordson, 21, played for the University of Minnesota-Duluth and was named Inside College Hockey’s Breakthrough Player of the Year in the WCHA.