Bickel has eight points in 63 career AHL games, with stints split between Iowa, San Antonio and Syracuse. Bickel, 24, was signed by the Ducks as an undrafted free agent in 2008 after playing a season with the University of Minnesota.
Bigger news, however, is that Michal Rozsival was on the ice in a yellow no-contact jersey yesterday in Tampa, according to The Record’s Andrew Gross. It was the first time the injured D-man has skated since being sidelined with a pair of problems (shoulder/knee). Gross also notes that Vinny Prospal is on the road trip, though there is no time table for his return.
The official site previews Wednesday night’s game with the Bolts.
Larry Brooks writes on the Brad Richards-to-Broadway rumors that have been swirling. Brooks says the Stars are seeking a combination of either Staal or Michael Del Zotto along with either Brandon Dubinsky or Ryan Callahan. No chance of that happening until the price comes down.