The NHL trade deadline of February 27 is still nearly two weeks away, but the Anaheim Ducks have been busy this week with a pair of minor trades. The latest move came Thursday, when the Ducks acquired center Ryan O`Marra from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for defenseman Bryan Rodney.
O'Marra, 24, was a first round selection (15th overall) in the 2005 NHL Draft by the New York Islanders. He has one assist and four penalty minutes in seven games with Edmonton this year, and scored eight goals to go with nine assists in 40 games with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. O'Marra will report to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL.
Earlier in the week, the Ducks acquired center Riley Holzapfel from the Winnipeg Jets for center Maxime Macenauer.
Rodney, 27, was signed as a free agent in the offseason, and had five goals and 15 assists in 41 games with Syracuse this season. The Ducks continue their road trip on Friday night facing the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center in Newark.
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