Danny Syvret and Rob Bordson’s time in the Ducks organization did not last long.
On Sunday, Syvret and Bordson were traded to Philadelphia for a pair of forwards off the Flyers’ American Hockey League roster, Patrick Maroon and David Laliberte. Syvret’s opportunities for advancement figured to dwindle when the Ducks got defenseman Andy Sutton back off injured reserve Sunday.
More than that, their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch were having trouble scoring.
“We were trying to get a little bit of help up front down there,” Ducks general manager Bob Murray said. “We’ve
had guys in and out of the lineup. We had a chance to get a couple of
wingers that we like. You have to give a little to get that. We went out
and made the change.”
Maroon, who had five goals and eight points in nine games for the Adirondack Phantoms, and Laliberte (2 goals, 8 points in 18 games for Adirondack) should be able to help with the scoring. A former
sixth-round draft pick by the Flyers in 2007, Maroon has yet to reach
According to the Philadelphia Daily News, Maroon was the Phantoms’ leading scorer through eight games before being dismissed
for what the organization termed as “behavioral issues” and “attitude
Murray said he was aware of the issues.
“We did our homework and went back to talk with the people where (Maroon)
played junior,” Murray said. “We did some checking. In this business, he deserves a
second chance and he is getting it. I’m sure the young man knows that. I
fully expect him to keep on the straight and narrow here.”
played in 11 NHL games, notching two goals and one assist, and one
scoreless playoff game, last season with the Flyers.
“Paul (Holmgren, the Flyers’ general manager) really likes Laliberte,” Murray said. “He’s giving him another chance.
He was going to have a have a tough time playing in their organization.
He played against us last year and played very well.”
Syvret was signed in the offseason to add depth to the Ducks’ transitioning blue line. He was eventually placed on waivers in training camp before being sent to Syracuse, where he had four assists in eight games. In a six-game stint in Anaheim following Sutton’s hand injury, Syvret had a goal and an assist.
Earlier today, Syvret told the Syracuse Post-Standard that “I was sort of getting frustrated with how things are going. I thought I played well in Anaheim. I thought I
would have liked to have played better here. I was struggling mentally
“You want to play up top. There’s a mental battle you go through.
Being a free agent in the summer, you pick a spot where you feel you
have the best chance to play up top. When you get sent down, you start
questioning your decision. I was getting frustrated. Things start not
going your way.”
Bordson, a 22-year-old forward, was signed in March after three seasons with the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He had a goal and three points
in 15 AHL games with Syracuse.