Prospects update: MacMillan injured, McCue down.

Rookie forward Matt McCue has been re-assigned by the Ducks from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose to ECHL affiliate Bakersfield. McCue, whom the Ducks signed out of the Western Hockey League in Dec. 2008, had one goal and 24 penalty minutes in 10 games in Manitoba, where he had limited playing time.

He’ll get more of an opportunity in Bakersfield, typically more of a run-and-gun team that could use an enforcer — which is what the 6-foot-5, 218-pounder projects to in the NHL.

“He’s going to go to Bakersfield and get that chance to play regularly and learn his trade,” Moose head coach Scott Arniel told the Winnipeg Sun. “And part of his trade is learning to fight. It’s part of the element that he has to continue to get stronger at.”

Meanwhile, the Condors transfered forward Logan MacMillan to 21-day injured reserve today. The former first-round draft pick reported back spasms and was placed on 7-day IR prior to Saturday, when he missed his first game of the ECHL season. MacMillan had two goals and six points in 30 games with Bakersfield.

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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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