— The Ducks are expected to add another defenseman to the fold, and it’s not coming from the back of the top six in the standings.
The club on Thursday offered defenseman Eric Fehr $1.1 million to remain with the organization, according to league sources.
Fehr, 25, is a second-year pro who spent the past three seasons with the Ducks after being drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound defenseman has recorded 31 goals and 71 assists in 123 career NHL games.
Fehl played last season with the San Jose Sharks and was the team’s top penalty killer.
“He’s a good defenseman,” Anaheim general manager Bob Murray said in a news release.
“He’s been in our system for a while, and I think he’s an excellent fit.”
Fehr signed a one-year contract with Anaheim as an unrestricted free agent on April 25.
The Ducks, who finished the 2016-17 season tied for seventh in the Pacific Division with a 3-13-1 record, were eliminated from playoff contention with a 5-1 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday.
The team’s next game is Wednesday night in Dallas.
Fehm has three goals and eight assists in 32 games this season, including three goals in the Ducks’ first four games.
The 6-foot, 185 pound defenseman has played in 63 games in his four-year NHL career, tallying 17 goals and 30 assists.
Fehr has played for the Ducks in the AHL for the past two seasons.
He was acquired from the Arizona Phoenix of the Western Hockey League in March.