Injury-Plagued Anaheim Ducks Forced To Make Roster Changes

November 1st, 2010 by Liz Brownstein Leave a reply »
With so many Anaheim Ducks out with injuries, including two key defenders, Anaheim has been forced to shuffle the roster almost daily.  The most recent of these changes is the recall of 22-year-old center Nick Bonino from Syracuse.  

Nick Bonino played in nine games with Anaheim last year tallying one goal and one assist coupled with six penalty minutes.  Bonino has been praised as a solid top center in the minors when he played with Boston University, with his abilities in the face off circle reminiscent of Samuel Pahlsson, or Travis Moen. 

The 6'1, 180-pound youngster has been fighting to break into the NHL; however, to make your mark and get your foot in the door with Anaheim, you really need to find a way to be noticed.  Either follow the path Bobby Ryan or Dan Sexton took and score goals that force people to scrape their jaws off the ground, or find a way to make a presence physically. 

So far, Bonino has done neither, but hopefully he can either step up and start finding the back of the net, or can beef up and make his way onto the shutdown line.

Last Thursday, another young forward, Matt Beleskey, was put ...

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