The OC is reporting the following:
Defenseman Bryan Rodney cleared waivers and the Ducks assigned him to Syracuse of the American Hockey League, which they hope to also do with left wing Patrick Maroon. Maroon was put on waivers as he cannot be immediately sent to the Crunch because of his four years of professional service between the Philadelphia and Anaheim organizations.
The AHL has ruled on the eligibility of JF Jacques. The release reads as follows:
Jacques has been ruled ineligible to play in the AHL until October 15, 2011.
According to the AHL’s by-laws, a player who is under suspension in another league or organization who seeks to play in the AHL while under that suspension will have the relevant disciplinary matter independently reviewed by the President of the American Hockey League, who may in his discretion deem the player ineligible.
Jacques was suspended by the National Hockey League for the remainder of the preseason plus five regular-season games for leaving the bench on a legal line change for the purpose of starting a fight during a game vs. Vancouver on Sept. 24. Jacques’ AHL eligibility does not affect the terms of his NHL suspension.
So, at the end of the day, we lose Jacques for two pre-season games and one regular season game. Not bad, really. He’ll start Opening Night at home on 10/15.
Just a few quick updates:
–J.F. Jacques has cleared waivers. However, because of his actions during an NHL pre-season game, he was suspended five games. The AHL will need to decide whether to let the suspension stand, alter the amount of games, or not honor it at all. According to the rules, he will still have to serve those five games if he returns to the NHL, no matter what the AHL decides.
–Defenseman Bryan Rodney, considered a very important part of the Crunch’s power play for the upcoming season, was put on waivers. We’ve done really well so far, haven’t lost one player to them. We’ll see if our luck continues.
It’s been confirmed that the Ducks have assigned Iiro Tarkki to Syracuse and have placed J.F. Jacques on waivers. The OCR believes it’s expected they’ll take G Deslauriers with them overseas to start the season as insurance.