As expected, the Ducks have demoted Dan Sexton, Brendan Mikkelson and Timo Pielmeier to the minors to make room for the five players who participated in Sunday’s gold-medal game between the U.S. and Canada.
Mikkelson was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, while Pielmeier and Sexton were assigned to the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors. All three could return, however, when NHL rosters are allowed to expand after Wednesday’s trade deadline.
Sexton in particular isn’t expected to continue at the ECHL level, where he played 18 games at the beginning of the season before earning a promotion to the AHL.
The Ducks resume play Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche.