Emerson Etem returned to skating with his Ducks teammates Tuesday morning and is prepared to be activated for the team's regular-season home opener Thursday against the New York Rangers at Honda Center.
"I'm feeling good, I'm ready. I feel healthy, as good as I've been in a while, that's my threshold," Etem said after the Tuesday morning skate at Honda Center. "If I feel I can manage what I've got and I can I feel like I'm ready to play."
Etem, 21, suffered a lower-leg injury after scoring a goal Sept. 20 in San Jose. Etem collided with San Jose's Raffi Torres.
He stayed in Anaheim as the Ducks opened the regular season with a 2-1 record against Colorado, Minnesota and Winnipeg, and a roster spot was cleared Monday when the Ducks moved center Peter Holland to minor league Norfolk (Va.).
"He looked pretty good," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said of Etem after using him with center Nick Bonino and Matt BeleskeyPatrick Maroon. "It was a good idea to leave him behind and let him get...