Ducks re-sign Christensen for 1 year.

Erik Christensen will return to the Ducks on a 1-year contract worth $750,000, which is what he earned last year.

A natural center who can play both wings, Christensen had trouble fitting in after he was acquired from the Atlanta Thrashers for prospect Eric O’Dell at the trade deadline. He proceeded to register two goals and 11 points in 25 regular-season games, but was a healthy scratch in five of the Ducks’ 13 playoff games.

The 25-year-old then revealed that he had been playing all season with a lingering shoulder injury, which he had surgery to repair in June. Christensen isn’t expected to be ready for training camp as he recovers.

A high-skilled player with good hands, Christensenscored a career-high 18 goals in 63 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2006-07. Heproved adept in shootouts this year, and might be a candidate to center the Ducks’ second line.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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