Defenseman Simon Despres rejoins Ducks after four-game conditioning assignment with San Diego of AHL

Defenseman Simon Despres rejoined the Ducks for their practice Monday in Boston after he spent four games on a long-term conditioning loan to the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League. Despres hasn’t played for the Ducks since suffering a concussion in an Oct. 16 game against the Colorado Avalanche. He had goal and an assist with San Diego. He remains on injured reserve, however.