Ducks winger Brad May was put on injured reserve Monday and will be out indefinitely after an MRI exam revealed a broken bone in his right foot.
May was injured during practice on Saturday when he took a shot off his foot. He played in Sunday's 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose
before having the foot examined.
May has three goals and one assist in 29 games this season.
To take his place, the Ducks on Monday recalled center Ryan Carter from the Portland Pirates, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Carter, 24 (8/3/83), has appeared in six regular season games with the Ducks this season (scoreless). Now in his third stint with Anaheim in 2007-08, Carter made his NHL regular season debut on Sept. 30 against the Los Angeles Kings in London, England.
A native of White Bear Lake, MN, Carter has played in 13 games for Portland this year, scoring 3-2=5 points with a +3 rating and 38 penalty minutes (PIM). In his last game with the Pirates, Carter scored the lone goal to lead his team to a 1-0 victory over Springfield on Dec. 16 in Portland.
Signed as a free agent on July 12, 2006, Carter made his professional debut with Portland during the 2006-07 regular season. He earned 16-20=36 points with 85 PIM in 76 games with the Pirates, finishing tied for third on the team in goals and tied for fourth in assists and scoring. In addition, Carter appeared in four games with the Ducks during the 2007 Stanley Cup Playoffs, including Game Four of the Stanley Cup Final against Ottawa.