Found February 14, 2013 on On the Duck Pond:
Although Rickard Rakell impressed the Ducks enough in their mini training camp to stay for a few regular season games, the party is over.  Rakell, 19, was not eligible to be sent to the AHL, so he was sent back to his junior team.  "Once you get a taste of it here, you always want to stay," said Rakell. "I think this could a be a good way for me. We can have a good run with Plymouth and we‘ll see what happens after that. I’m just going to focus on keep working out, keep trying to get better.  I feel like I’m close. Just little details that I have to work on. I hope I’ll be back soon." Rakell played in four games and had a -2 rating with no points.  It is a good sign that he made the team at this age and he will only improve. In other news, the Ducks are happy that goaltender, Jonas Hiller, is rapidly improving from his lower body injury.  He injured himself on Friday against Dallas, lasting only one period in the game before Viktor Fasth took over in ...
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