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Ryan Kesler | Center | #17

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/31/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (23) / VAN
Contract: view contract details

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There's "a chance" that Ryan Kesler could miss all of the 2018-19 season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Kesler suited up in just 48 games during the regular season because of a hip injury and Friedman says it's obvious to teammates and opponents that the Ducks center is in a lot of discomfort. According to this report, Kesler will not been undergoing surgery. Instead, he'll opt for an aggressive form of rehab. It's important to note that no one has said that Kesler will miss all of next season, it's just one possibility. The 33-year-old had eight goals and 14 points during the regular season and two points in four games in the playoffs. May 25 - 7:26 PM

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Ryan Kesler said he dropped 20 pounds over the last month.

Kesler was trying to get faster after coming back from hip surgery. He intends to stay leaner and meaner going into next season. Kesler was not playing at 100 percent after his return, but he expects to resume regular training over the summer.
Apr 21 - 12:51 PM

Ryan Kesler took part in Wednesday's morning skate.

That's just a FYI due to the fact that Kesler missed Tuesday's practice. He was still expected to play on Wednesday regardless, but the fact that he skated this morning helps reinforce that.
Apr 18 - 4:07 PM

Ryan Kesler wasn't on the ice for Tuesday's practice.

That's not too alarming as Kesler is still expected to play on Wednesday. However, in the back of our minds we can't help but note that it was reported a couple weeks ago that Kesler never fully recovered from his hip surgery back in June. He's been pressing on, but it's likely he's not quite 100%. Whatever the case, as long as he's in the lineup, we probably won't get more details about any potential injuries he's working through as long as the Ducks are in the playoffs.
Apr 18 - 4:41 AM

Ryan Kesler has not really played at 100 percent all season.

Kesler really never fully recovered from June hip surgery and still requires a number of treatments to deal with the daily grind of playing hockey. Kesler is a gamer, so we expect him to show up for the playoffs. Just don't expect the vintage model if you are drafting the veteran center.
Apr 7 - 12:03 PM

Ryan Kesler found the back of the net in Anaheim's 4-3 overtime win against Colorado on Sunday.

Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. While that's a positive development, his eight goals and 13 points in 41 contests has left plenty to be desired. He missed a big chunk of the campaign due to major hip surgery and it seems likely that it's continued to have an influence on him even after he returned. Don't be surprised if he bounces back next season.
Apr 2 - 8:54 AM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Kesler hadn't scored a goal since Feb. 09. against the Edmonton Oilers, and it's only his seventh goal and 10th point in 34 games this season coming off hip surgery. The 33-year-old forward has come along slowly after undergoing a major surgery and we'd expect him to be back closer to his normal self some time next season. Corey Perry, Nick Ritchie and Derek Grant also scored in the win.
Mar 17 - 1:33 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) returned to action on Monday February 19.

Kesler missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment. He had a plus-one rating in 17:57 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 20 - 3:31 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) is projected to be a game-time decision Monday night.

Kesler usually doesn't practice the next morning after playing and maintenance days are expected to be the norm for him moving forward. He isn't going to be operating at 100 percent after he returned from major hip surgery in late December. Kesler did not practice Sunday after he missed Saturday's game in Minnesota.
Feb 19 - 5:39 PM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) worked out off the ice on Sunday.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that Kesler will travel with the team to Las Vegas and it will be up to him if he is available to play against the Golden Knights on Monday night. He was not in the lineup on Saturday versus Minnesota.
Feb 18 - 6:20 PM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) won't play in Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild.

Kesler clearly hasn't been himself on the ice, so the Ducks have decided to shut him down for this game. He has six goals and two assists in 22 games this season. Kesler is considered day-to-day for now.
Feb 17 - 1:56 PM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Thursday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Ottawa Senators.

Kesler tied the game with just 54 seconds remaining in regulation, but they Ducks eventually let the game slip away on an Erik Karlsson power play goal in overtime. The veteran has now found the back of the net twice in his last three games. The 33-year-old now has five goals and seven points in 17 games this season. Rickard Rakell and Cam Fowler registered the assists on Anaheim's only goal.
Feb 1 - 10:52 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will watch Ryan Kesler closely the rest of the season after he returned a couple of weeks ago from hip surgery.

The Ducks do not want to see Kesler back on the shelf for a lengthy period of time if he re-injures himself so they will give him regular maintenance and hopes he stays healthy. "There’s three people that are involved in it, and I’ve stated this before," coach Randy Carlyle said. "One’s our player. One’s our strength and conditioning. And the other is our medical staff and that includes the doctors. If all three of those guys give us the green light, then the player gets to play. How much he plays, that’s the determination by the coach and his ability to play. If any one of those three is iffy, then things get clouded and the player doesn’t play. So with Kes, with the operation and the amount of time that he’s had to rebuild, we know that it’s not going to be something where the switch is going to go on right away." Kesler scored his second of the season Saturday and it was on the power play.
Jan 14 - 7:05 AM

Ryan Kesler tipped home the game-tying goal in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night.

With seconds left to play, Kesler scored the game-tying goal for the Anaheim Ducks, sending the game to overtime. Since returning from hip surgery, Kesler has a goal and three points in five games.
Jan 5 - 1:08 AM

Ryan Kesler had a pair of assists Sunday.

It was the first two points of the season for the center who missed the first 37 games while recovering from off-season hip surgery. If he is available on the waiver wire, grab him now.
Jan 1 - 7:12 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Adam Henrique
4Chris Kelly
5Antoine Vermette
6Derek Grant
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Jason Chimera
4Andrew Cogliano
5Nicolas Kerdiles
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3J.T. Brown
4Patrick Eaves
5Ondrej Kase
D1Cam Fowler
2Hampus Lindholm
3Josh Manson
4Kevin Bieksa
5Brandon Montour
6Marcus Pettersson
7Jacob Larsson
8Andrew Welinski
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller