Smith-Pelly (shoulder) is available for the Ducks on Thursday.
Smith-Pelly has missed the last three games with a shoulder injury that he suffered vs. the Kings last Wednesday. Head coach Bruce Boudreau would not commit to Smith-Pelly being in the lineup, but the 22-year-old forward deemed himself “good to go.”
Smith-Pelly will start on the Ducks top-line on Sunday.
Smith-Pelly has one goal and one assist in the first five games of the season. Based off of line rushes in pregame warmups it looks like he will play with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry tonight vs. St. Louis. He has played there in the past and could stick if he plays well.
The Ducks signed restricted free-agent Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract.
Smith-Pelly, 22, scored two goals and eight assists (10 points) in 19 games with the Ducks last season. He spent the majority of the season in the AHL, where he led the Norfolk Admirals in goals with 27 in 55 games. He should make Ducks out of training camp and is a candidate to play with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
The Ducks have reassigned Devante Smith-Pelly to Norfolk (AHL).
Smith-Pelly registered one goal and seven assists in 16 games while he was with the Ducks. He had been a healthy scratch for two of the last three games, so he's assignment is not as surprising as Emerson Etem's.
The Ducks have recalled right wing Devante Smith-Pelly, goaltender Frederik Andersen and left wing Patrick Maroon from the Norfolk Admirals.
Smith-Pelly, 20 (6/14/92), has appeared in five contests with Anaheim this season, going scoreless while averaging 7:59 time-on-ice. The 6-0, 225-pound winger played 65 contests with the Admirals this season, scoring 14-18=32 points with 65 penalty minutes (PIM).