Chipchura, Sexton Expected to Play Tonight


Kyle Chipchura’s visa issues have been resolved much quicker than anticipated and he joined the Ducks this morning for the morning skate. I expect him to play a great, high-energy game for the Ducks as he tries to impress in his first action for the team.

In place of the injured Teemu Selanne the Ducks recalled Dan Sexton, who impressed in training camp and was one of the last ones to be cut. Sexton pretty much dominated in the ECHL before being assigned to the AHL where’s he’s only played in five games. Sexton has earned this opportunity for the Ducks and may get a decent amount of playing time since he’s an offensive-minded forward.

Selanne, meanwhile, underwent surgery in Southern California this morning on his broken hand. I estimated yesterday that it would be 4-8 weeks, but there has been a recent report that it might be 4-6 weeks. Either way, Selanne should return in time to warm-up for the Winter Olympics.