AHL update.

It’s been a busy week for the Ducks-contracted players currently in the AHL. There’s a total of six, which has to be the lowest for any NHL club, and four of them switched teams this week.

Erik Christensen has scored one goal in each of his first two games since being loaned to the Manitoba Moose on a conditioning assignment. His second came Saturday when he redirected a Sergei Shirokov shot in Manitoba’s 5-4 overtime loss to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Christensen, who has not scored a goal since April 11 — the final game of the 2008-09 NHL regular season — has a plus-3 rating in the two games.

Matt Beleskey, Troy Bodie and Brett Festerling were re-assigned Tuesday to Toronto from San Antonio, where they weren’t getting adequate playing time in the eyes of Ducks management.

Festerling has been the most productive in a Marlies uniform, notching a pair of assists in three games, to go along with a plus-4 rating in three games. Bodie has been held scoreless in three games. Beleskey made his Toronto debut Sunday and, though he didn’t score in regulation, he came through with one of two Marlies goals in a shootout against the Lake Erie Monsters, which Toronto won 3-2.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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