BOSTON - APRIL 21: Toni Lydman #5 of the Buffalo Sabres clears the puck in the second period against the Boston Bruins in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 21, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The Ducks officially announced that they have signed defenesman Paul Mara to a one-year deal which the OC Register reports as one-way 750K. Mara made 1.675M on a one-year contract with the Canadiens last year, but he missed the last half of the season following shoulder surgery. The blueliner posted zero goals, 8 assists, and -16 in 42 games to that point.
In other Anaheim blueline news, the Ducks have announced that recently acquired defenseman Toni Lydman will be out indefinitely after experiencing an acute episode of double vision last week. The team says that doctors have ruled out most major medical concerns but Lydman will not be cleared until the tests and diagnosis are complete. According to the release, Lydman is still experiencing residual symptoms.
The Ducks released their training camp roster today, and Mara has been added along with pro tryout Stephane Veilleux and goaltender Igor Bobkov, who was recently cleared to play with Anaheim. Lydman also appears on the list, but he will not be available until his medical issue is resolved.
UPDATE: Per the Ducks' website, a transcript of Bob Murray's press conference call today.