Shea Theodore has the routine down. He gets word from Ducks General Manager Bob Murray or a hockey operations staffer and gets into his GMC Yukon for the drive to San Diego.
Or back to Anaheim.
From Jan. 1 to Feb. 2, Theodore was reassigned to the minor league San Diego Gulls and called back seven times, including four times in five days. The 21-year-old defenseman did the same dance numerous times in October and November, largely because the Ducks needed to become salary-cap compliant.
If Theodore knows he’s coming right back to Anaheim, he’ll just go to the Del Mar residence he shares with teammates and plug in a playlist for the ride.
“I kind of go hang...