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Shane O'Brien | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
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Shane O'Brien has been returned to the minors.
He didn't play during his brief recall. O'Brien has two assists and 35 penalty minutes in 14 games with AHL San Diego this year. Nov 24 - 1:03 PM

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Shane O'Brien sat out Saturday's game.

The veteran defenseman was recalled earlier in the day by the Ducks but he just added depth. O'Brien is noted for his penalty minute totals and the occasional point but will likely be back in the minors upon the return of the injured Hampus Lindholm.
Nov 22 - 6:09 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Shane O'Brien from the AHL.

The veteran blueliner is joining the Ducks because of an injury to Hampus Lindholm. The 32-year-old had one assist, five penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating in four games with Florida last season.
Nov 21 - 4:25 PM

Shane O'Brien has signed a one-year, two-way contract with Anaheim.

O'Brien had an assist in nine games with the Florida Panthers in 2014-15. He can earn $600,000 annually if he plays in the NHL or $125,000 in the minors.
Jul 17 - 10:16 AM

Shane O'Brien has been sent to the minors.

O'Brien was called up for Thursday's game and he ended up logging 15:26 minutes in the 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas. He has an assist in nine games with Florida in 2014-15.
Mar 6 - 2:54 PM

Shane O'Brien has been recalled by Florida.

In eight games with the Panthers this year, O'Brien has one assist and 34 hits.
Mar 5 - 5:29 PM

The Florida Panthers have assigned Shane O'Brien to the minors.

Dmitry Kulikov has finished serving his four-game suspension so the Panthers no longer need O'Brien's services.
Feb 22 - 12:22 PM

Shane O'Brien will be recalled this weekend in wake of the impending suspension of Dmitry Kulikov.

Whether or not O'Brien will be inserted into the lineup however, remains to be seen as he's been called up multiple times with just four games to show for his time. Down with AHL San Antonio, the rugged defender is having a career season with eight goals and 19 points along with 101 PIMs over 33 games.
Feb 14 - 3:22 PM

Shane O'Brien has been sent down to AHL San Antonio.

He has appeared in four games with the Panthers this month. O'Brien picked up one assist and a minus-4 rating during that span.
Jan 15 - 4:24 PM

Shane O'Brien is a healthy scratch in Sunday's game against Edmonton.

The 31-year-old has one assist and a minus-4 rating in four games this season. He averages just over 12 minutes of ice time per game. Vincent Trocheck is also scratched for the Panthers. Aleksander (flu) will sit out a second consecutive game.
Jan 11 - 7:06 PM

Shane O'Brien played well in his season debut on Friday night.

Erik Gudbranson was injured in the morning skate and the Panthers recalled O'Brien to replace him. The 31-year-old had one shot on goal in 16:03 of ice time. "I thought he was real solid," coach Gerard Gallant said of O’Brien. "He’s played a lot in the NHL, so he’s a veteran, did his job and did it well. I didn’t see any mistakes. There’s no doubt he has experience, and he knows all our guys. It’s great when you can bring up a guy like that." He has no fantasy value.
Jan 4 - 10:12 AM

Shane O'Brien has been called up by the Florida Panthers.

O'Brien will enter the Panthers' lineup and skate alongside Dylan Olsen on Friday as Erik Gudbranson is dealing with an upper-body injury. O'Brien has 14 points and 50 penalty minutes in 22 AHL games. This will be his season debut at the NHL level.
Jan 2 - 6:39 PM

Shane O'Brien has been returned to San Antonio of the AHL.

He didn't get any playing time with the Panthers during his stay in the NHL. O'Brien has 13 points and 40 penalty minutes in 19 minor-league games this year.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 01:49:00 PM

Shane O'Brien is happy to be back with an NHL team.

O'Brien was recalled by the Florida Panthers on December 11th but hasn't played in a game yet this season. "Just going out for morning skate [Friday] brought back a lot of memories," said O'Brien. "You know how special this is. I may have taken it for granted earlier in my career, but going back to the minors gives you a taste of reality of how lucky you are to play in the NHL."
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:44:00 PM

Shane O'Brien, who was a healthy scratch against the Red Wings Friday night, could get a chance to play Saturday evening against the Sabres.

He was called up Thursday as an extra defenseman when Aaron Ekblad was unable to practice due to an undisclosed injury. If O'Brien does get the chance to play, we wouldn't be shocked if he had a throw down with one of the Buffalo players this evening.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 10:20:00 AM

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