December 28, 2016

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have recalled defenseman Brandon Montour from their AHL affiliate in San Diego.

The Ducks made the move Wednesday after defenseman Sami Vatanen was unable to travel on their road trip to Calgary and Vancouver because of illness.

Montour could make his NHL debut Thursday against the Flames. The 22-year-old prospect is having a strong AHL season, leading the Gulls with 21 points and leading the entire league with 113 shots.

Vatanen has an apparent case of the flu. The Finnish defenseman has two goals and 13 assists this season.

The Ducks also are without defenseman Clayton Stoner, who had abdominal surgery last week, coach Randy Carlyle says. Stoner will be out at least a month while recovering.

Anaheim faces the Canucks on Friday night.

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