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Ducks Return Bell and Guenin to Crunch

January 25, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Syracuse Crunch News Release

Syracuse, NY (January 25, 2012) - The Syracuse Crunch announced today the Anaheim Ducks have returned center Mark Bell and defenseman Nate Guenin to the Crunch.

Bell, 31, played in three games with the Ducks going scoreless with five penalty minutes. Prior to his recall on January 19, Bell had appeared in 32 games with the Crunch recording 13 points (5g, 8a) and 33 penalty minutes. The St. Pauls, Ontario native has played in 445 career NHL games collecting 182 points (87g, 95a) and 597 penalty minutes. Bell was originally drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and signed by the Ducks as a free agent on July 20, 2011.

Guenin, 29, has played in 10 games with the Ducks where he has recorded one goal and six penalty minutes. Guenin scored his first career NHL goal in his Anaheim debut on October 7 in Helsinki, Finland. Guenin was named Crunch Captain at the start of the 2011-12 season and has totaled three points (assists) in 19 games with the Crunch this season. Guenin was acquired on Jan. 4, 2011 from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Trevor Smith.

The Crunch host the Rochester Americans on Friday, Jan. 27 and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the War Memorial Arena. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. Season or single game tickets can be purchased either in person at the Crunch Office located at 800 South State Street in Syracuse, or by calling the office at 315-473-4444. For all the latest Crunch information and updates, fans can visit the official website at or follow the club on Facebook ( and on Twitter (@SyracuseCrunch).

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