Garbutt was acquired from the Blackhawks on Thursday. Garbutt has struggled in his first season with the Blackhawks, tallying only six points in 43 contests. Originally brought in as part of the deal for Patrick Sharp, the 30-year-old never quite fit within Chicago's system. With just one goal in his last 25 outings, the winger will look to reset with the Ducks.
Garbutt scored just his second goal of the year Thursday, and it held up as the game-winner against the Canadiens. Garbutt was a useful fantasy asset in PIM formats two years ago with Dallas, when he notched 17 goals, 15 assists, 106 PIM and a plus-10 rating, but he hasn't come close to that level of production since. This rare tally doesn't seem likely to change things for him, but hey, at least he got to play double-digit minutes for the first time in 10 games.
Garbutt (illness) returned to action Saturday against the Blues, putting one shot on net. Garbutt saw just 9:01 of action in Saturday's contest, adding a hit to his shot on goal on what was a relatively quiet night for him overall. He should be back on the ice again Sunday against the Flames.
As expected, Garbutt (illness) won't suit up for Thursday's game against the Devils, Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago reports. Garbutt has now missed back-to-back games due to illness. Andrew Shaw is expected to skate on the Hawks' first line in Garbutt's absence. The 30-year-old winger will hope to draw back into Chicago's lineup Saturday against the Blues.
Garbutt (illness) likely won't play Thursday against the Devils, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Garbutt missed Sunday's game against Edmonton due to an illness, and likely won't play Thursday against New Jersey, as he hasn't been able to practice in any capacity leading up to the contest. If he is held out of Thursday's tilt, Andrew Shaw is expected to replace him on Chicago's top line.
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