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By Casey Christie
BY MIKE GRIFFITH, Californian staff writer
Condors rookie forward Logan MacMillan, a 2007 first-round draft pick of Anaheim, has been sent home by the Ducks after being arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
MacMillan, 20, was arrested by Bakersfield Police around 2 a.m. Monday morning in the 3600 block of California Avenue and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and and driving without a license.
Stockton at Condors
When: Tonight, 7
Where: Rabobank Arena
Radio: KGEO (1230 AM)
Condors record: 20-9-2
Thunder record: 14-15-3
Series: Bakersfield is 1-2-2
Notes: The Condors have dropped four straight (two losses came in overtime) against Stockton. The Thunder got strong performances from goaltender Bryan Pitton in the past three games against the Condors as he allowed just four goals on 91 shots. The Condors did score five goals against Pitton in a Dec. 4 game, losing 6-5 in overtime ... With a couple of new players on board and the loss of others the Condors spent the past four days getting back to basics during practice -- power play, penalty kill, faceoffs, forechecking and defensive zone coverage. "It's all about details, everybody needs to be on the same page," Condors coach Marty Raymond said ... Stephane Goulet enters the game with a six-game point streak for the Condors ...The first 2,000 adults 18 and over will receive a large full color Condors team flag featuring the Condors logo prominently placed in the middle, and including the team's slogan, "Strong Team, Strong Town."
"He has gone home for personal reasons," David McNab, vice president of hockey operations for the Ducks, said on Thursday. "That's our comment."
MacMillan, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, was assigned to the Condors by Anaheim just before the season started. He missed las Saturday's game against Ontario due to a back spasm but had been playing well before then, Condors coach Marty Raymond said.
"The last 5-6 games he was a very, very good power forward for us," he said. "He's a good kid."
MacMillan, 6-foot-1, 205 pounds, had six points in 30 games, having played in every game until last Saturday.
As for the possibility of MacMillan returning to the Condors this season, McNab said: "We're not putting any time frame on it."
The loss of MacMillan adds to an evolving roster as the Condors have had several players sent up to the American Hockey League this season, including three defensemen. Bakersfield is playing with five D-men, one short of the usual six used in a game.
As for forwards, the Condors, have enough, even with the departure of MacMillan.
"We have lots of forwards, that's the good news, but you can never have enough," Raymond said.
The Condors will have one more forward today as Matt McCue, who has been assigned to the team from the American Hockey League by Anaheim, is expected to arrive. However, Raymond said the earliest McCue might see game action is Sunday.
"He's been driving (from Winnipeg, Manitoba) for a few days so we'll see how he is," Raymond said.