Ducks look for boost from Nick Ritchie, Michael Sgarbossa

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Monday, November 16, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Ducks have recalled top prospect Nick Ritchie and center Michael Sgarbossa from the AHL.

The Ducks also assigned left wingerMax Friberg and defenseman Korbinian Holzer to their affiliate in San Diego on Saturday and placed center Chris Wagner on waivers.

Ritchie was the 10th overall pick in the 2014 draft. The 19-year-old forward has nine goals in 12 games in San Diego to begin his first pro season.

He could make his NHL debut Monday at Carolina. The Ducks (5-8-4) desperately need more offense after scoring a league-low 28 goals in 17 games.

Sgarbossa has been Ritchie's center in San Diego.

Wagner is scoreless with 17 penalty minutes in 11 games for Anaheim. Friberg is scoreless in five games, and Holzer has one assist in seven games.