The past is expected to be swept under the rug when Ryan Garbutt joins the Ducks, even though it requires a big broom.
The Ducks on Thursday acquired Garbutt from Chicago in exchange for Jiri Sekac in a swap of left wings that gives Anaheim an antagonist with a mean streak. As a member of the Dallas Stars, Garbutt broke the leg of former Ducks defenseman Stephane Robidas in a collision in Game 3 of the 2014 first-round playoff series and was ejected in Game 5 for spearing Corey Perry.
Garbutt was en route to join the Ducks in Washington and left that history behind.
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