Theodore was called up from AHL San Diego on Saturday.
The Ducks frequently shuffle players about the organizational ranks, with Theodore being one of three players called up from the minors Saturday, and just as many sent down. The Ducks made Theo a first-round (26th overall) pick in 2013, but they've brought him along slowly, as he only drew into 19 games with the parent club last season, when he had three goals and five assists.
After being made a a healthy scratch on Thursday night against New Jersey, Spooner is in line to work Saturday on a line with David Krejci and David Backes. It's an assignment that carries with it some fantasy upside, with the move to sit the speedy and skilled Spooner -- a candidate to see power play duty in his return -- amounting to a wake-up call.
Spurgeon (upper body) won't be in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Devils.
The 5-foot-9 blueliner missed practice Friday after exiting Thursday's game against Toronto with an upper-body injury, so his absence Saturday shouldn't come as much of a surprise to his owners. The Wild have a quick turn around, as the team is scheduled to take on the Islanders on Sunday evening, meaning Spurgeon may be in danger of missing back-to-back games. The dimunite defender's owners can expect another update on his status ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Isles.
Lucas will make the final 15-man roster for Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Lucas will be the fourth point guard on the roster, so he's not likely to get much playing time. Lucas didn't play in the NBA last season, spending time with a team in Puerto Rico and the NBDL.
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