Yeah looks like Deschamps to me. Would be nice if he was a surprise out of camp, but if Palmieri and DSP look good I'm not sure he would be with the team right away. Maybe as a call up during the year if those two start to slump.
Actually he could slot into the 4th. He's played some center right?
DSP could just go back to juniors. It's a safe thing to do with him. Although they might want to give him the 9 games first.
Deschamps has played center in juniors, but I believe he was wing for the most part since being drafted. Really we have a lot of "maybe centers" with Deschamps, Macenauer, Cogliano, and McMillan.
The good thing is most of those young bubble guys are AHL-eligible and waiver-exempt, so there could be some rotating throughout the year as the young kids wax and wane.
I'm just hoping that one of Bonino, Deschamps and Macenauer will be able to take over the center spot of the 4th line. I mean we really don't have anyone else for the job unless you want to put McMillan or Cogliano there (not a good idea IMO). Or maybe our 4th line should be Jacques-Parros-McGratton so that the opposing line would just give us the puck out of fear .
I've been saying Deschamps was underrated for awhile now. He has the speed, drive and hockey sense to be a productive 3rd liner in the NHL. I don't think he has the offensive capabilities to become a top-6er, but he could be a spot duty type of player.
A few Ducks left the Honda Center ice banged up after the two practice sessions. Bobby Ryan was one as he came off early nursing a groin strain that he suffered during a battle drill in the corners.
“It’s a little tight,” he said. “Not the time of year you want to fight through it and let anything flare up that can turn into something bigger. I thought I’d be a little wise to come in and make sure it was taken care of right away. Nothing that’s going to make me miss any time or anything like that.”
Ryan said he expects to take part in Monday’s lone camp scrimmage. ”A little ice and Advil and I’ll be good to go tomorrow,” he said. ”Nothing killer. I don’t want to see it get away from us.”
Defenseman Mathieu Carle‘s injury was more serious as he was helped off by trainers after crashing hard into the end boards during a two-on-two drill. Carle was attended to for a few minutes before he moved his right hand and then was lifted upright off the ice.
The Ducks said Carle ultimately left the arena on his own following practice after being looked at in the training room. “He was little bit woozy there so we made sure and took him in,” Carlyle said. ”He’s seems to be somewhat back to normal.”
Center prospect Maxime Macenauer pulled a groin Saturday and left the Group B early workout after trying to practice with the injury. Carlyle didn’t deem either groin issue with Ryan and Macenauer to be serious.