Maine Hockey Journal

Pirates get Ryan back from Anaheim; Hoffman suspended

Portland, ME – The Pirates just received one re-enforcement and another may be on the way.

As has been expected with the return of Corey Perry from injury, the Anaheim Ducks have assigned right wing Bobby Ryan back to Portland, Anaheim’s primary affiliate.

Ryan, 21, has played in 48 games with Pirates this season, scoring 21 goals, 28 assists for 49 points with a +9 rating. Among team leaders, he ranked third in goals scored, tied for fifth in assists and points, and tied for second in power play goals with nine. In his last 10 AHL games from Feb. 9-Mar. 2, Ryan scored five goals, eight assists for 13 points, including five points on the power play.

In three different stints during the season, Ryan has appeared in 23 games with the Ducks this season, including opening the regular season with Anaheim in London, where he scored his first career NHL goal. Overall, Ryan scored five goals, five assists for 10 points during the regular season.

In the Stanley Cup playoffs, Ryan played two games, going scoreless vs. the Dallas Stars before being a healthy scratch the last two games.

Another player who is close to a return is forward Drew Miller.

After missing the last 12 games with an ankle injury, Miller took part in pre-game warm-ups during both games in Hartford.

He’ll be a game time decision in game three, but he’s expected to suit up.


Portland will be without the services of Mike Hoffman in game three as he was suspended for one game on Friday by the American Hockey League.

The suspension came as a result of an elbow given to Wolf Pack forward Artem Anisimov during game two. Hoffman was given a two minute minor for the hit, but the Wolf Pack sent the tape in looking for supplementary discipline and the league agreed.

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