Santorelli is heading overseas to continue his professional career after agreeing to terms on a contract with Geneva Servette of the Swiss League on Monday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. Santorelli saw action in 70 games with Anaheim last season, but his limited production, 18 points and eight PIM, was not enough to convince the Ducks to keep him around for another season. While the 30-year-old saw a slight drop in production, he did reach the 20-point mark in 2014-15 and 2013-14. The center could find his way back to an NHL roster, but time is certainly not on his side.
Perron notched an assist and logged 9:59 of ice time in the Ducks' final game of the regular season Sunday against Washington. Santorelli ended the regular season with a bang, but may not see much action in the postseason. The 30-year-old center is expected to be a healthy scratch for Friday's Game 1 against the Predators, as David Perron (shoulder) will slot back into the Ducks' lineup following an 11-game absence, making Santorelli the odd man out at forward. The 2004 sixth-round pick's exclusion from Anaheim's lineup will likely go unnoticed by most fantasy owners, as he's only tallied 18 points in 70 games this season, and isn't a great option in daily formats or playoff pools.
Santorelli (undisclosed) won't suit up for Saturday's game against the Avalanche, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports. Santorelli's absence won't affect many fantasy owners' lineups, as the 30-year-old center has only notched 17 points in 69 games this season, and should only be owned in the deepest of fantasy leagues. The Ducks' should provide an update on the 2004 sixth-round pick's status once he's ready to return to game action.
Santorelli found twine twice Monday in a 6-4 matinee win over Calgary. The afternoon affair was kind to the center, who scored his eighth and ninth goals of the season despite a very limited 8:44 of ice time. Santorelli has four points in his last three games and 14 in 50 contests this year.
Santorelli scored the game-winning goal against the Sharks on Friday. It was the lone goal of the game, as Santorelli beat San Jose netminder Martin Jones up high with a wicked wrist shot early in the third period. Santorelli has scored four goals in 25 games this year, but considering he's playing on the fourth line and seeing no power-play time, it's easy to see why hes stuck on five points. The 29-year-old is a former 20-goal-scorer, but when he's seeing just 6:45 of ice time -- as he did Friday -- don't expect much in terms of production.
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