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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 (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. Nov 30 - 1:29 PM

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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.
Nov 7 - 2:57 PM

Anaheim GM Bob Murray hopes to have Ryan Kesler back in the lineup by Christmas.

However, there is no official timeline for Kesler's return. He underwent hip surgery on June 8. Kesler appeared in all 82 games with the Ducks last season, while accounting for 22 goals, 58 points and 83 penalty minutes.
Sep 15 - 2:02 PM

Ryan Kesler may be sidelined for four to five months following off-season hip surgery.

Kesler's recovery from the procedure is expected to take longer than initially anticipated. It was originally thought that he would be sidelined for 12 weeks, but now he will be re-evaluated in 12 weeks' time.
Jun 21 - 6:04 PM

Ryan Kesler will miss 12 weeks of action after undergoing surgery on his injured hip.

The Ducks described the surgery as a general "cleaning" (they also removed bone fragments from his hip). The 32-year-old played in all 82 games during the regular season and all 17 games in the playoffs last year, but his physical style is pretty demanding. He should be ready to go by late-August or early-September.
Jun 17 - 5:22 PM

Ryan Kesler has made no friends on the Nashville Predators with his chippy play in the playoffs.

Ryan Johansen pulled no punches when talking about Kesler after Game 2 Sunday. "He just blows my mind," Johansen said. "I don’t know what’s going through his head out there. His family and his friends watching him play, I don’t know how you cheer for a guy like that. It just doesn’t make sense how he plays the game. I’m just trying to go out there and play hockey. It sucks when you have to pull a stick out of your groin every shift." Connor McDavid had difficulties with Kesler's chippiness in Round 2 but never went public with it.
May 15 - 8:33 AM

Ryan Kesler registered an assist in the Ducks' 4-3 2OT win over Edmonton in Game 5 Friday night.

Kesler has recorded at least a point in four of the five games in the second round series. He's up to a goal and six points in nine postseason contests.
May 6 - 4:29 AM

Ryan Kesler is on a three-game point streak.

Kesler found the back of the net in Anaheim's 6-3 victory over Edmonton in Game 3 on Sunday. It was his first goal and fifth point in seven playoff games. Over the course of his career he's up to 60 points in 87 contests.
May 1 - 9:19 AM

Ryan Kesler has produced three assists in two games versus Edmonton in Round 2 of the postseason.

He had two helpers in Game 1 and one assist in Game 2. Despite his production, Kesler and the Ducks are behind 2-0 in the series. He has no goals and four helpers in six outings during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Apr 29 - 10:26 AM

Among Ryan Kesler's tasks in the second round will be trying to contain Connor McDavid.

It should be a good matchup as McDavid is the Art Ross Trophy winner while Kesler is a finalist for the Selke Trophy. Edmonton showed in the first round that it can win on the strength of its depth, defense, and goaltending, but the Ducks ability to limit McDavid's damage will still be a key factor in this series.
Apr 25 - 10:11 AM

Ryan Kesler has been named a finalist for the Selke Trophy, which goes annually to the NHL's best defensive forward.

He captured the award in 2011 and is a five-time finalist. Kesler was third in Selke voting in 2016. Boston's Patrice Bergeron and Minnesota's Mikko Koivu were named the other finalists for the Selke on Wednesday.
Apr 20 - 2:42 PM

Ryan Kesler helped Anaheim take sole possession of the Pacific Division lead with three assists on Sunday night.

The Ducks earned a crucial 4-3 victory over Calgary as Kesler took charge with his 34th, 35th and 36th assists of the season. He has 57 points in 79 games so far, his best output since 2011 with the Canucks.
Apr 3 - 2:45 AM

Ryan Kesler registered an assist in the Ducks' 4-3 overtime loss to Winnipeg on Thursday.

Kesler has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last four games. He has 21 goals and 54 points in 77 contests this season. That's the most points he's gotten in a single campaign since 2010-11.
Mar 31 - 8:23 AM

Ryan Kesler netted a goal and two assists in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Kesler picked up the primary assist on Corey Perry's goal in the second period and he also helped set up Ryan Getzlaf's power play marker in the third. Kesler then added the final goal of the game with just under eight minutes remaining. The Ducks forward now has 20 goals and 30 assists in 69 games.
Mar 13 - 11:42 AM

Ryan Kesler now has points in two straight games.

He picked up his 27th assist and 46th point of the season during Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Kings. He had gone four games without a point prior to the mini-streak, so perhaps he isn't quite slowing down just yet.
Feb 25 - 7:43 PM

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C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Adam Henrique
4Antoine Vermette
5Derek Grant
6Chris Wagner
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Joseph Blandisi
4Andrew Cogliano
5Dennis Rasmussen
6Mike Liambas
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Logan Shaw
4Patrick Eaves
5Ondrej Kase
6Kevin Roy
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Josh Manson
5Kevin Bieksa
6Brandon Montour
7Korbinian Holzer
8Andrew Welinski
G1John Gibson
2Ryan Miller