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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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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

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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

If you are looking for a free agent pick up in your fantasy pool, don't forget about Ryan Kesler.

Kesler missed the Ducks' first 37 games this season while recovering from hip surgery, so he won't appear high on any free agent lists. However, despite the fact he has not registered a point in his first two games of the season, Kesler has some offensive jam to his game and still gets his share of penalty minutes. Friday night he got in a fight with the Flames' Matthew Tkachuk in a battle of shift disturbers.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) will make his season debut Wednesday night.

Kesler hasn't played yet this year following off-season hip surgery. He will be in the lineup when the Ducks host the Golden Knights. Feel free to get him back in your lineup, but it could take some time before he is back to game speed.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 06:22:00 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) may not be back before Christmas after all.

Kesler has been skating every second day because he is still dealing with some issues. "We're going to try to be as prudent as we possibly can," said coach Randy Carlyle. "... He's going to play when he's ready."
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 05:39:00 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) skated before Anaheim's optional session on Monday.

Kesler has been steadily trying to ramp up the intensity of his turns on the ice, as he inches closer to a return from off-season hip surgery. Still, it's unclear if he will be ready to play during the Ducks' road trip.
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 05:00:00 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) has been skating as he prepares for his projected to return before Christmas.

Anaheim GM Bob Murray reiterated that return date on Thursday and added that Kesler is expected to play during the team's next road trip. Kesler hasn't been in the lineup yet in 2017-18 because of off-season hip surgery.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 01:29:00 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) remains on target to come back around Christmas.

That being said, Ducks GM Bob Murray doesn't want to dismiss the possibility of Kesler returning ahead of schedule. "He's skating much harder now," Murray said. "He's had to learn his stride all over again, to be quite honest. For a couple years, he's been, for a lack of a better word, short-striding it. You could see he wasn't pushing. He has to learn to lengthen his stride again and get the muscles back." Kesler hasn't played yet this season due to the injury.
Tue, Nov 7, 2017 02:57:00 PM

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
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Josh Manson
5Kevin Bieksa
6Brandon Montour
7Korbinian Holzer
8Marcus Pettersson
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller