Josh Manson (illness) will be sitting out Monday evening's game with flu like symptoms and Holzer will draw into the lineup for Anaheim's road tilt against the Hurricanes as a result, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. This will be the eighth appearance of the season for Holzer. The 27-year-old German may or may not see more time going forward depending on the severity of Manson's illness. Following Monday evening's game in Carolina, Anaheim's next game will be Tuesday night in Nashville against the Predators, and if Manson doesn't recover quickly Holzer could well be in line for more playing time in that contest as well.
Holzer was recalled from AHL San Diego on Sunday. There's no indication that any of the Ducks' blueliners suffered an injury, so Holzer will likely just serve as the seventh defenseman for the Ducks upcoming road trip.
Holzer was reassigned to San Diego on the AHL on Saturday. Holzer has had a rough go of it in his short career as a Duck. After not dressing for a single game for them last season, he finally got to see some ice this time around, as he dressed for seven games with the team facing some injury trouble. The stint was short-lived, however, as he now hasn't played since the fourth of November. Holzer will start to see some consistent ice time in San Diego, and will hopefully be able to find the game that prompted Anaheim to trade for him last season.
Holzer assisted on Chris Stewart's second period tally in Sunday's win over the Preds. The assist was a long time coming for the native of Germany, who hadn't registered a point since February 21, when he was still a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. After not suiting up for a single game with the Ducks last season after being acquired by the team at the trade deadline, Holzer has now played in six of the team's 11 contests this season. However, with Josh Manson's return from injury on the horizon, Holzer could end up seeing less ice in the near future.
Holzer has been called up from the minors, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. The Ducks have had to shore up its defense with blueliners Clayton Stoner (lower body) and Simon Despres (upper body) dealing with injuries. Holzer and Shea Theodore will be on hand in case the aforementioned blueliners are unable to suit up for a tough matchup against the Wild on Sunday.
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