The team also placed defenseman Clayton Stoner (mumps) on injured reserve. Stoner missed his third game Friday, but could be activated at any time, with Saturday’s game in San Jose a possibility.
Anaheim sent the Lightning a third-round pick in next year’s entry draft for Brewer, 35, a former captain of the St. Louis Blues (2008-11) who was on Canada’s gold medal-winning Olympic team.
He’s expected to provide a veteran’s knowledge, depth and leadership to the Ducks and is considered more than a fill-in. He’s earning $3.75 million this season.
In the interim, the Ducks summoned 23-year-old rookie Jesse Blacker from minor-league Norfolk on Friday to play in the afternoon game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
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