Erik Christensen will return to the Ducks on a 1-year contract worth $750,000, which is what he earned last year.
The 25-year-old then revealed that he had been playing all season with a lingering shoulder injury, which he had surgery to repair in June. Christensen isn’t expected to be ready for training camp as he recovers.
A high-skilled player with good hands, Christensenscored a career-high 18 goals in 63 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006-07. Heproved adept in shootouts this year, and might be a candidate to center the Ducks’ second line.