Center MacGregor Sharp and defenseman Stu Bickel have been reassigned from the Ducks’ ECHL affiliate in Bakersfield to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League.
It will be the first taste of AHL hockey this season for both players. Sharp began the season in Bakersfield before earning an eight-game cup of coffee in Anaheim following the injuries to Kyle Calder and Ryan Carter. Sharp was sent down last week, when the Ducks acquired Kyle Chipchura from Ottawa to center the fourth line, and did not score during his first NHL stint. In 15 games with Bakersfield, the 24-year-old center had four goals and 14 points.
Bickel, 23, had one goal and 12 points, as well as 44 penalty minutes, in 22 games for the Condors. A free-agent signee out of the University of Minnesota, Bickel played 21 games last season for the Iowa Chops, logging one assist.
The Rampage are the AHL affiliate of the Phoenix Coyotes.