The Ducks announced today that they have traded defenseman Nick Boynton to the Chicago Blackhawks for future considerations. The team also recalled winger Dan Sexton, having sent him down to the ECHL yesterday afternoon. Boynton was frequently scratched this season until Sheldon Brookbank and Steve Eminger were able to secure roster spots ahead of him and the Ducks decided to waive the veteran blueliner. He has been playing in Manitoba of the AHL since clearing waivers. Sexton was reassigned to the AHL after the Ducks completed a trade for Toronto winger Jason Blake, and he will take the roster spot evacuated yesterday by Evgeny Artyukhin.
With the trades of Artyukhin and Boynton, Anaheim has cleared ~2.5M from the team budget.