Louis Leblanc
Ducks acquire center Louis Leblanc from Montreal
Ducks acquire center Louis Leblanc from Montreal

Whether veteran center Saku Koivu will return to the Ducks or not is still uncertain. If the 39-year-old does, the team acquired a depth player by trading for former first-round pick Louis Leblanc, 23, from the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday. If Koivu retires, Leblanc’s development will need to be on a faster track, barring additional Ducks transactions. The Ducks sent a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2015 to Montreal in exchange for the 6-foot, 180-pound Leblanc, who’s played in 50 NHL games after being the 18th overall pick in the 2009 NHL entry draft. Leblanc, a product of Harvard, is seen primarily by the Ducks for 2014-15 as a player who’ll have...