The Ducks have placed forward Andrew Ebbett on waivers. The 26-year-old center had no points in two games this season, and was a healthy scratch in the other four.
“Right now, with (Brendan) Mikkelson playing well, it’s just a roster issue,” Ducks senior vice president of business operations David McNab said. “Mikkelson played really well in training camp. He could have easily stayed in camp. Brendan deserves to be here.”
Ebbett was part of a logjam at the center position for the Ducks; Ryan Getzlaf, Saku Koivu, Todd Marchant, Erik Christensen, Ryan Carter and Petteri Nokelainen were all ahead of him on the depth chart (Christensen, Carter and Marchant were also ahead of him at left wing).
Ebbett’s fate will be learned Saturday morning. Teams are given waiver priority based on their record last season — the team with the worst record gets the highest priority — until November 1 (at which point the system reverts to this year’s record). If no team claims him, the Ducks can assign Ebbett to the minor leagues.
McNab said that even though the Ducks have no AHL affiliate, Ebbett doesn’t figure to be sent to ECHL affiliate Bakersfield by virtue of his experience.
“We can stick him a whole bunch of places,” McNab said.