The Ducks sent goaltender John Gibson to their new AHL team in San Diego in their final round of cuts, reaching the NHL roster limit of 23 players Monday. They also sent forwards Chris Mueller and Nick Ritchie and defensemen Joe Piskula and Korbinian Holzer to the Gulls.
In addition, the Ducks placed center Nate Thompson and left wing Kenton Helgesen on injured reserve to start the season. Thompson is likely to be sidelined for another month or more after undergoing right shoulder surgery in the off-season. Shawn Horcoff is slated to replace Thompson on the fourth line.