The Ducks have been busy in the past couple of days. They have recalled defenseman Nathan Oystrick from the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. The 27 year-old was acquired from Atlanta in exchange for Evgeny Artyukhin. This would be an opportunity to see what the physical d-man can do, again with a look to next season.
The Ducks also played back-up goalie switcheroo. They sent JP Levasseur back to Springfield and recalled Joey MacDonald from the Toronto Marlies. Jonas Hiller remains out with back spasms and Curtis McElhinney has been performing admirably in his absence. In fact, the Ducks have won the past three games that McElhinney has been in net. MacDonald will take his turn at being the back-up.
In other Ducks news, defenseman Mat Clark was signed to a three-year contract earlier this week. The 19 year-old remains with his OHL club. Announcement of another signing, of forward Peter Holland, is expected to come out soon. Holland, drafted in 2009, had a strong training camp and is reputed to be signed to a three year deal as well.