Ducks center Andrew Ebbett was claimed by Chicago from waivers this morning. According to Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations David McNab, Anaheim waived the University of Michigan product to make room for defenseman Brendan Mikkelson.
The 26 year-old was a regular in the Ducks lineup last season, playing 48 games (8+24=32) and all 13 playoff games (1+2=3) in the NHL and only 28 games in Iowa. Ebbett initially signed with Anaheim in 2007, after playing a one-year contract for Ottawa with their AHL club in Binghamton. The Ducks signed him to a two-year renewal (475,000 and 500,000 NHL salary) in 2008.