News: The Ducks recalled Devante Smith-Pelly from AHL Norfolk on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly has played in just five games with the Ducks this season after appearing in 49 a year ago. He will provide some depth up front in the Ducks' final two regular season games.
News: The Ducks assigned Devante Smith-Pelly to AHL Norfolk on Tuesday.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly was recalled Monday with the Ducks a little thin up front, but the team sent him down to make room on the roster for goalie Jeff Deslauriers. Smith-Pelly could return to Anaheim later this season.
News: The Ducks have recalled Devante Smith-Pelly, the team's official site reports.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly, who has 20 points in 47 games with AHL Norfolk, has yet to record a point in five games with the big club to date.
News: The Ducks have assigned Devante Smith-Pelly to AHL Norfolk.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly recorded just four shots on goal and no points in five games with the Ducks, but he should be back with the big club in time after having notched 13 points in 49 games for Anaheim last season.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly was sent to Norfolk of the AHL on Saturday, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: With the NHL going into lockout mode, Anaheim sent Devante Smith-Pelly and numerous other youngsters to the AHL. Matt Kennedy, Ryan Lasch, Kyle Palmieri, Emerson Etem, Brandon McMillan, John Mitchell, Josh Brittain, Peter Holland, Corey Elkins, Chris Wagner, Mat Clark, Sami Vatanen, Frederik Andersen, Marco Cousineau and Igor Bobkov will all join Smith-Pelly in Norfolk. Smith-Pelly played 49 games with the Ducks last season, so he should rejoin the team once the lockout is resolved.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly scored the Ducks' fourth goal in a 5-4 loss at Rogers Arena on Tuesday.
Analysis: The 19-year-old registered a goal and an assist in the game to bring his points total to 12 in 47 games.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly netted the Ducks' third goal, helping his team to an important 4-3 victory over the Blues.
Analysis: The young winger is making his presence felt around the net, scoring two tip-in goals in three games for the Ducks. The 19-year-old is starting to look like a future star.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly scored the Ducks' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Predators on Sunday. The short-handed tip-in goal was Smith-Pelly's fifth of the season.
Analysis: The young winger has made 40 total appearances for the Ducks this season, registering eight points and a minus-10 rating in that time.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly scored the Ducks' second goal in the loss to the Kings on Saturday.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly scored with a nice wrist shot and is making strides since recovering from his serious foot injury, which has limited him to only 33 games this season.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly returned to the ice for the Ducks on Tuesday for the first time since early December.
Analysis: The young forward has recovered from his broken foot and played 9:44 against the Lightning. He had notched five points in 23 games before suffering the injury on December 8.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly (broken left foot) finished his AHL conditioning stint and returned to the Ducks, the Ducks' Official Twitter reports.
Analysis: It sounds like the 19-year-old is available for action, but will not skate in Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh, and is not a good fantasy option right now.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly has been sent to AHL Syracuse on a conditioning stint, according to the The Orange County Register.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly is recovering from his broken left foot and will join Syracuse for some game conditioning. He can only stay in the AHL for a maximum of two weeks, after which time he will either rejoin the Ducks or be sent down to his junior team in Mississauga. The 19-year-old winger has played 26 games this season, scoring three goals and two assists.
News: Smith-Pelley takes part in second practice session Thursday after his foot injury, reports The Orange County Register.
Analysis: The young Ducks player is back on the ice training and awaits X-ray results to determine if he is ready to play after missing five weeks with a broken left foot.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly will miss the next four-to-six weeks after breaking his foot blocking a shot at the 2012 World Junior Championships, according to Josh Rimer of SiriusXM.
Analysis: He took a slapper off his left foot which broke his first metatarsal bone. So much for his hope of a medal at the tourney. He won't be back until February.
Ducks Allow Smith-Pelley To Play For Canadian Juniors
News: The Ducks have released Smith-Pelley to play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Championships, reports TSN.ca.
Analysis: The power forward was a suprising stick with the Ducks this season and he has accumulated three goals, two assists and a minus-10 rating in 26 games. "This is a great opportunity for Devante to continue his development," said Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray. "He's improving each day as an NHL player and we hope he can continue his progress after playing for his country." He'll be a big boost for Canada and no doubt he'll return with bolstered confidence and higher fantasy value -- Canadian guys coming off that tourney almost always do.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly (flu) played 11:52 in Saturday's loss to Nashville.
Analysis: He was slowed by the illness Thursday, but appears to be OK now as the Ducks have to make a decision soon about his roster spot since he's already played in eight games with the big club.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly sat out Thursday with the flu, the Orange County-Register reports.
Analysis: The illness conveniently helps the Ducks delay their decision whether to send him back to his juniors team.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly (illness) took part in Thursday's morning skate, according to the Ducks' official Twitter page.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly should be available for Thursday's game, but it remains to be seen if he will suit up. Smith-Pelly can only appear in two more NHL games before the Ducks are forced to decide either to send him to juniors or start his entry-level contract.
News:Devante Smith-Pelly is still at seven NHL games played after missing Tuesday's game with the flu. The Ducks will have to decide in the next few days whether to keep him up for the brunt of the season or send him back to juniors play, the Orange County-Register reports.
Analysis: While not tipping his hand, Ducks GM Bob Murray sounds as if he's just as concerned about the 40-game deadline counting towards free agency as he is about the juniors' deadline. "In looking at this, it's also about the development of a player," Murray said. "Where is the player going? At some point, you've got to say what's best for him. So far he's doing fine. He hasn't regressed at all. He continues to not look out of place out there. Yeah, there's a 10-game decision. But to me the 40-game thing, such as what happened with Luca Sbisa, is as important a decision."
News:Devante Smith-Pelly is sidelined with the flu and missed Tuesday's shootout loss to the Blackhawks, the Associated Press reports.
Analysis:Devante Smith-Pelly, a second-round choice in 2010, has one point in seven games and isn't seeing enough ice time (11:55 per game) to make him fantasy-relevant, particularly because he almost never gets power-play time at this stage in his career.