Carrick signed a one-year contract with the Ducks on Sunday, Elliott Teaford of Pasadena Star News reports. Carrick has thrived in the minor leagues since being sent back to AHL San Diego in January, but the Ducks have now opted to lock him up as a depth option. The 28-year-old is set to play under a $700,000 salary for the 2020-21 campaign.
The Ducks sent Carrick back to AHL San Diego on Friday. Carrick saw a season-high 16:38 of ice time skating with the top line during Thursday's game against the Coyotes but failed to do much with it. After posting just two points over nine games with the club, he will return to his place among the minor-league ranks. His demotion could be a signal that Rickard Rakell (upper body) will be available Sunday versus the Predators.
The Ducks recalled Carrick from AHL San Diego on Monday. Carrick has played two games with the Ducks this year, recording an assist, four shots on net and four hits. The 27-year-old has been quite productive in the minor-league ranks, however, racking up 10 goals and six helpers over 18 contests. Carrick will join the Ducks for its four-game road trip starting Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The Ducks assigned Carrick to AHL San Diego on Saturday. Carrick slotted into two games during this NHL stint, registering an assist, four shots on net and four hits. The 27-year-old has been quite productive in the minors, though, as he's accrued 10 goals and six assists over 16 games, adding a plus-11 rating for good measure.
Carrick was recalled by the Ducks on Saturday, per the AHL's transactions site. Carrick has just three points in 25 career NHL games, including an assist in six games with the Ducks last season. Nick Ritchie suffered a lower-body injury Friday, and Ritchie's absence would pave the way for either Carrick or Maxime Comtois to crack Sunday's lineup in Winnipeg.
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