Ritchie will miss his second straight game with an upper-body injury. He will join Ryan Getzlaf in the press-box, which means two-thirds of the Ducks’ top-line is out tonight. Rickard Rakell and Michael Sgarbossa will be bumped to the top line in the meantime.
Ritchie is expected to make his NHL debut on Monday.
Ritchie, 19, a former top-10 pick had nine goals and three assists (12 points) in 12 games with San Diego before being recalled, will likely make his NHL debut on the Ducks second lineup with Ryan Getzlaf and Chris Stewart.
The Ducks have recalled Nick Ritchie from San Diego (AHL).
Ritchie, 19, has scored nine goals with three assists (12 points) in 12 games with San Diego this season. Not a bad start to your professional hockey career. The 2014 10th overall pick is expected to make his NHL debut next week.