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Consider Bailey and Anaheim done deal

Doyle Woody,Adn Staff

The Blog expects the Anaheim Ducks today to officially confirm they have signed UAA center Matt Bailey, who just wrapped his college career.

That's because AHL transactions show Bailey has signed an ATO (amateur tryout agreement) with AHL Norfolk, Anaheim's affiliate.

The ATO almost certainly means Bailey's two-way deal (NHL-AHL) will kick in beginning next season.

Given Bailey's age and the NHL's Collective Bargaining Agreement, his deal will be for two years.