Tropp was sent back to the AHL's San Diego Gulls on Tuesday. The 27-year-old forward will be headed back to San Diego after making one NHL appearance in Arizona on Monday. Tropp recorded 9:28 of ice time and added two hits. He's headed back to the San Diego Gulls, where he is still leading the team with 12 goals and 25 assists over 42 games -- meaning possible future fantasy value. Jarod Boll will likely replace Tropp in the Sharks' bottom six.
The Ducks recalled Tropp from AHL San Diego on Wednesday. Antoine Vermette was handed an automatic 10-game suspension Wednesday for making contact with an official, so Tropp will round out the Ducks' depth up front while Vermette is unavailable. Tropp has been highly productive in the minors this season, racking up 37 points (12 goals, 25 assists) in 42 games with AHL San Diego. The 27-year-old winger's first chance to crack the lineup will come Friday against the Panthers.
Tropp was reassigned to AHL San Diego on Sunday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Tropp did not draw into a game while up with the big club and will return to the minors to get some more playing time. His demotion could indicate that Jakob Silfverberg (upper body) is nearing a return.
Tropp was called up from AHL San Diego on Friday. The 27-year-old hasn't played in the big leagues since the 2014-15 season, so it's tough to assume what his production level will be if he finds his way onto the ice. However, he has 29 points in 32 games in the AHL, so he has been a hot shooter this year.
Tropp has re-signed with the Ducks. Tropp spent all of the 2015-16 campaign in the AHL, piling up 39 points in 66 games while playing in Albany and San Diego. Most likely, he'll reprise his role as an organizational depth player this season.
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