The Ducks made a few roster moves this past week to solidify their roster.
Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers and newly acquired defenseman Kyle Cumiskey have been assigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Deslauriers signed as a free agent by Anaheim on July 12, 2011, after the Edmonton Oilers decided not to re-sign him. Deslauriers, 27, appeared in four preseason games with Anaheim, going 1-1-0 with a 2.27 goals-against average and .926 save percentage. Although he had impressive performances, goaltender Dan Ellis is more reliable as a backup to Hiller.
Cumiskey, 24 was acquired from Colorado in exchange for Jake Newton and a seventh-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft on Oct. 8, 2011. He appeared in 18 games with Colorado in 2010-11, scoring 1 goal,7 assists and 10 penalty minutes. We probably won’t see much of him unless more injuries to the d-line occur.
The last of the Ducks moves was tough guy Brian McGrattan. He, along with Deslauriers, had to pass through waivers before he could be assigned to the AHL. The Nashville Predators picked him up today. McGrattan had little use on the team anyway, with Parros having a secured spot on the roster.