Ducks acquire Ryan Garbutt from Blackhawks for Jiri Sekac in a swap of left wings

The Ducks traded speed for snarl Thursday, when they sent left wing Jiri Sekac to the Chicago Blackhawks for left wing Ryan Garbutt. Sekac had only one goal and three points in 22 games this season. Garbutt had two goals and six points in 43 games with the Blackhawks. Each player has been traded twice in the last 12 months. The Ducks got Sekac from the Montreal Canadiens last season. Garbutt went the other way in the trade that sent Patrick Sharp to Dallas from Chicago.

Sekac is eligible to become a restricted free agent at season’s end.

Garbutt has one season left on his contract, with a cap hit of $900,000.

Ducks send Jiri Sekac to San Diego of the AHL on conditioning assignment

Ducks left wing Jiri Sekac scored a goal, fired two shots on net and had a plus-1 defensive rating during the San Diego Gulls’ 5-1 victory over the San Jose Barracuda in an AHL game Saturday at SAP Center. The Ducks assigned Sekac to the Gulls on a long-term conditioning loan earlier in the day. Sekac suffered a sprained ankle during the Ducks’ victory Nov. 1 over the Nashville Predators. He could rejoin the Ducks’ lineup for a four-game trip that begins Thursday in Buffalo.

Ducks winger Jiri Sekac out with sprained ankle, plus other injury news

Upon further review, left wing Jiri Sekac suffered a sprained right ankle in Sunday’s 4-2 victory and is out indefinitely. The Ducks placed Sekac on injured reserve, where he joins Ryan Getzlaf (appendectomy) and defenseman Simon Despres (concussion).

Defenseman Josh Manson rejoined the Ducks after sitting out five games because of an upper-body injury. He said he wasn’t immediately certain when he might play again, but would probably have a better idea of his availability after the morning skate.

“We’re scrambling a little bit,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said of the team’s rash of injuries. “But I mean every team goes through them and every team has them. You just have to adjust and go forward.”