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October 31, 2013

Anaheim Reassigns Center Rickard Rakell to Norfolk


ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced Thursday that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned center Rickard Rakell to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, Anaheim has assigned defenseman Luca Sbisa to Norfolk on a Long-Term Injury Conditioning Loan.

Rakell, 20, did not appear in a game for Anaheim following his October 28 recall. Rakell has posted five points (4g, 1a) in nine games for the Admirals this season. Rakell's four goals ties him for the Norfolk team lead, and is second on the team in power play goals (3). The 6-1, 192-pound center appeared in five preseason games for the Ducks last month logging an assist. Last season, Rakell went scoreless in four regular season appearances with the Ducks.

The Sundbyberg, Sweden native is a 2011 first-round draft selection (30th overall) of Anaheim. He totaled a balanced 149 points (68a, 81a) in three seasons with the Plymouth Whalers (OHL) from 2010-13.

The Admirals open up another three-game road set on Friday at Albany beginning at 7:00 p.m. Fans can tune-in on 1490 AM The Game, or online at www.1490amthegame.com. Fans can also watch the game online on the AHL Live website at http://ahl.neulion.com/ahl/

Norfolk returns home for a pair of games against the Syracuse Crunch on November 8 & 9 at Scope. Game tickets are now on sale, and are available through the Norfolk Scope Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 and online at ticketmaster.com.

Stop by the Admirals’ Administrative Offices at Scope, or call (757) 640-1212 Office hours are Monday - Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fans can also visit us online at www.norfolkadmirals.com

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