Theodore was reassigned to AHL San Diego on Wednesday. Theodore was demoted Wednesday so that he can continue to skate with AHL San Diego during the NHL's upcoming All-Star break. The 20-year-old blueliner has played well for the Ducks this season, tallying six points (two goals, four assists) in 13 games. He'll likely be recalled by the big club prior to the Ducks' next contest, which is scheduled for Feb. 2 against the Sharks.
Theodore scored on the power play and added an assist Tuesday in a 6-2 win over Boston. He still only played a meager 16:55, but with six points in the last six games, Theodore's rapidly becoming an invaluable member of Anaheim's blue-line mix. The Ducks certainly haven't been hesitant about rolling their 2013 first-rounder out on the power play with Cam Fowler (knee) out of the lineup, but the 20-year-old Theodore could still be ticketed for a return to the AHL ranks soon if Fowler's able to get healthy over the All-Star break.
Theodore scored his first NHL goal Wednesday against the Senators, potting a power-play tally with 4:55 left in a 4-1 win. Theodore's goal made it 2-1, and thus stood up as the game-winner despite the Ducks tacking on two late tallies. It took the rookie defenseman eight games to get his first NHL point, but it was an important one.
Theodore made his NHL debut in Tuesday's game against the Flames. The third time proved to be the charm for Theodore, as his first two call-ups didn't result in any time in the Ducks lineup. He only played 15:45 in his first game, but it's doubtful that the 20-year-old will complain about the opportunity in the big leagues. Seeing as how Cam Fowler was just recently placed on injured reserve, Theodore could be in for a few more NHL games on this particular stint. He has 16 points in 27 games this season with AHL San Diego.
Theodore was recalled Monday to Anaheim, Joshua Cooper of Yahoo Sports reports. Theodore has been a major contributor for AHL San Diego, scoring 12 points in 19 games. The 20-year-old has yet to make his NHL debut, but that may change if fellow blueliner Cam Fowler (lower body) is out for an extended period of time.
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