The Quad-City Mallards announced Tuesday that they have re-signed left wing Obi Aduba for the upcoming season, although the Mallards could lose him pending a fall tryout he will have with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
The Falcons are the top minor league affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets.
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If the Falcons do not sign Aduba, the Mallards would return a player who had 51 points last season to tie for the team lead and led Quad-City with eight power-play goals.
In two seasons with the Mallards, Aduba has not missed a game. Last year, he was one of just three players to appear in every Mallards regular-season game.