By Michael Walters
I received a report that right winger Corey Tropp is headed to Anaheim from San Diego. He has played in 14 games with the San Diego Gulls earning 10 total points(4 goals + 6 assists). He is +9 and has 16 penalty minutes.
Tropp recorded 28 points(11 goals + 17 assists) in 51 games with the Albany Devils of the American Hockey League (AHL) this season. Tropp was on loan at that time to Albany from the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago’s primary AHL affiliate.
He is a depth forward that brings plenty of energy to the game. He works hard on the forecheck and uses his body. He can put up good numbers, but primarily at the minor league level.
Additionally, it sounds like the Ducks may be calling up more players from the San Diego Gulls for this weekend’s contests. If that’s the case, then Anaheim could rest players having already secured home ice for the first round of the playoffs. The Ducks are currently missing Frederik Andersen(concussion), Sami Vatanen(illness), Kevin Bieksa(upper body), David Perron(shoulder), Rickard Rakell(appendicitis), and Brandon Pirri(upper body). It appears that Andersen, Vatanen, and Rakell should be available come playoff time. It is unclear when Bieksa, Perron, and Pirri will return.
According to Eric Stephens of the OC Register, Vatanen and Rakell will not travel on the road trip to Colorado.
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