The biggest move of late has been getting a new coach, but Anaheim is still making little moves as well.
On Monday, Ben Maxwell was put on waivers to be sent down to Syracuse of the AHL. Maxwell never made it there. Winnipeg reclaimed Maxwell and that is that. After the Jets had tried to send Maxwell to the AHL, Anaheim had picked him up. It seems only fair that Winnipeg got him back. Maxwell played a total of six games, earning one assist for the Ducks.
Jeff Deslauriers did make it back down to Syracuse. He had been recalled while goaltender Dan Ellis dealt with groin issues. Now that Ellis is clear and good to go, Deslauriers will be back in the AHL and Ellis will be on the bench backing up Jonas Hiller.
The Ducks were able to activate George Parros off IR after he was cleared for contact. Parros suffered retinal damage that required surgery after being hit in the face with a puck in practice. Parros, who had been wearing a visor while recovering, has stupidly decided to remove it. Clearly a slow learner, it might take another injury or two, or worse, permanent harm to his vision, before he repents of his visorless ways.
Parros and J.F. Jacques were both in the line up on Tuesday evening against the Kings, providing two big bodies to slam people into the boards. Jacques was recalled over the weekend from Syracuse. Again. That man gets the Dan Sexton Frequent Flyer Award for this season.
Also heading to the airport was Nick Bonino. Bonino was called up for Tuesday’s game and arrived in time. His equipment got a slower flight and did not arrive with him. Therefore, he was a healthy scratch for the game. He will likely play on Thursday against the St. Louis Blues.
Andrew Gordon was a healthy scratch for the first time on Tuesday. That should not be a surprise, seeing as coach Bruce Boudreau was not fond of Gordon in Washington. With the further addition of Bonino, Gordon could very well be seeing more of the press box and less of the ice.