Maine Hockey Journal

Ducks sign St. Jacques; Mowers assigned to Portland

The Anaheim Ducks have signed Bruno St. Jacques to a two-way contract for the remainder of this season.

Prior to this season, St. Jacques spent a year and a half with the Pirates before being traded to Chicago along with Pierre Parenteau for Sebastien Caron, Chris Durno and Matt Keith.

St. Jacques spent time at the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp before being cut and signing an AHL contract with the Syracuse Crunch. The Pirates acquired him on November 15, 2007 from the Crunch for future considerations. In 13 games, he had eight points (8a), before being dealt back to his former team.

In 85 games with the Pirates, he had seven goals, 27 assists for 34 points.

Forward Mark Mowers has been assigned to the Portland Pirates after clearing waivers on Wednesday, he’s currently pondering his future which could included signing in Europe or reporting to Portland. He has 48 hours from the time he cleared waivers to report to Portland before the Ducks would suspend him without pay. Mowers was acquired back on September 24 from the Boston Bruins for Pirates’ defensemen Brett Skinner and Nathan Saunders. He’s scored one goal in 17 games with the Ducks.

UPDATE: The Anaheim Ducks have assigned Mark Mowers to SC Bern of the Swiss Elite League. It was apparent he wasn’t going to report to Portland after clearing waivers on Thursday so the Ducks were accommodating him by assigning Mowers to SC Bern, avoiding a possible suspension. It allows the Ducks to remove him from their salary cap freeing up further room for the possible return of Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne.

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