Stefan Noesen, a prospect for the Anaheim Ducks, will miss the remainder of the season due to torn ligaments in his left knee.
According to the Associated Press,
Anaheim acquired Noesen from the Ottawa Senators last summer along with forward Jakob Silfverberg in a trade for high-scoring forward Bobby Ryan.
The 20-year-old Noesen was a first-round pick by Ottawa in 2011. The Texas native was expected to start with the Ducks’ AHL affiliate in Norfolk this season.
Noesen was on crutches at Honda Center on Sunday night with an immobilizing brace on his knee.
Anaheim also recalled right wing Devante Smith-Pelly from Norfolk on Monday. The 21-year-old Smith-Pelly has played 56 games with Anaheim over the past two seasons.
Anaheim currently holds a 4-1-0 record, which is good enough for second place in the Pacific Division. The 4-1 start matches the team’s best in its history. They will look to move to 5-1 when they play the Calgary Flames (3-0-2) at home tomorrow. Their next game after that will be on Friday when they take on he Phoenix Coyotes (4-2-0) at home.
Noesen was and still is a good prospect for the Ducks, they will just have to wait another year to see how he pans out for the Ducks.