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Ducks D Brendan Mikkelson accepts qualifying offer, re-signs with Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Defenceman Brendan Mikkelson has accepted a one-year qualifying offer from the Anaheim Ducks just a few hours before it would have expired.

Mikkelson’s deal was announced Thursday. He will make US$687,500 next season.

The restricted free agent had two points in 28 games with Anaheim last season. He also played 49 games for the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.

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Mikkelson played 34 games with Anaheim as a rookie in 2008-09. He will have a good shot to make the Ducks’ roster this fall, since the club only has a handful of experienced NHL defencemen under contract.