Jamie McGinn and Brandon Pirri, the Ducks’ newest forwards, were expected to arrive in Orange County late Tuesday, too late for interviews. McGinn was scheduled to participate in Wednesday’s morning skate and to be available to play in that night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. Pirri is on injured reserve with an ankle injury and could be sidelined for several more games.
Here’s what Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said when asked Tuesday about McGinn, who was acquired Monday from the Buffalo Sabres:
“That’s how McGinn gets his goals, goes to the net and stands in front. From what I gather, he’s a pretty big guy. We just saw him last week. He’s a big strong forward, so the more guys you can get like that come playoff time, the better.
“He’s a good player for us. (Andrew) Ladd (who went from Winnipeg to Chicago in a trade) has more experience, but McGinn is a really good fit for our team. That’s what we’re looking for, good fits. Some guys might be tremendous players, but aren’t a good fit for the team. I really think he’s going to be a really good fit.”
Here’s Boudreau on Pirri, who was acquired Monday from the Florida Panthers:
“I know he can score. I know he would score whenever Chicago called him up and the announcers would say, ‘Well, why’s he going back?’ He scored 22 (goals) last year. I don’t know much else about him. I look forward to seeing him and watching some tape of him. Any time you’ve got another offense threat who can skate like him is going to be a good addition to our lineup.”