The Anaheim Ducks on Thursday assigned defenseman Luca Sbisa to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League on a long-term injury conditioning loan. They also reassigned center Rickard Rakell to the Admirals.

The move will let Sbisa go to Norfolk without having to go through waivers, though he can't spend more than 14 days with the Admirals. Sbisa, 23, has yet to play an NHL game this season due to an ankle injury sustained during the Ducks' first preseason game.

Sbisa had one goal and eight points in 41 games with the Ducks in 201