No Trades in the Works

The recent injury wave has left the Ducks thin, but help in the form of a trade is unlikely.

"Our base is good, but there is nothing wrong with making a change once in a while," General Manager Bryan Murray said.

"The players have to understand that if you're not winning, then trades are possibilities.

"It's hard to make a deal any more because of contracts and rosters and because there is not a lot of depth."

The Ducks have forwards Kevin Sawyer (concussion), Mike Brown (strained back) and Mike Leclerc (knee injury) on injured reserve.

They are also without center Marc Chouinard, who has a concussion, broken nose and strained neck, and goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere, whose status is day to day because of a sore neck, according to team officials.

"I think the team has enough to be really competitive," Murray said.


Duck prospect Pierre-Alexander Parenteau had a goal and an assist in Team Canada's 3-2 loss to Russia in the World Junior Hockey Championship's gold-medal game Sunday.

Parenteau, a ninth-round pick in 2001, had four goals and six points during the six-game tournament.

-- Chris Foster

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