Getzlaf-less Ducks struggle to get going in loss to Avalanche
APR 4, 1:50a ET | Abbey Mastracco
Rotowire: Apr 8 / 7:03p ET
News: Noesen was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Wednesday.
Impact: Noesen was called up to make his NHL debut last week, but he will head back to Norfolk to open up a roster spot for Tim Jackman. He recorded 6:54 TOI in his first game with the Ducks last Friday.
Rotowire: Apr 3 / 10:14a ET
News: Noesen was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Friday.
Impact: While the Ducks seem to have enough healthy forwards already on the roster, there may be an undisclosed injury at play, or else the team could just look to rest one or two of its regulars Friday against the Avalanche. Noesen, a 22-year-old former first-round draft pick, has 13 points in 23 games for AHL Norfolk this season. He's played just 25 AHL games over the last two seasons, thanks to a torn ACL suffered in October 2013, followed by an Achilles injury that cost him most of this campaign. Noesen is worth keeping an eye on for the future, but he's unlikely to make much of an impact this season, and will likely need more time in the AHL next year.
StatsLLC: Apr 3 / 12:00a ET
News: The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Noesen from their AHL affiliate in Norfolk, and the forward could make his NHL debut when the Pacific Division champions host Colorado on Friday night.
Impact: Noesen is a prime NHL prospect, but his career has been slowed by injuries. He played in just two regular-season AHL games last season after tearing a ligament in his left knee, returning for the playoffs. Noesen then injured his Achilles tendon last October, returning to hockey in February. He has 13 points in 23 games with Norfolk this season. The native Texan was Ottawa's first-round pick in 2011. The Ducks acquired Noesen in July 2013.