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Ben Lovejoy | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/20/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 206
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Ben Lovejoy loved returning to the Anaheim lineup after missing 21 games with a broken finger.
It was a nice return as the defenseman had an assist, a plus-two rating and three hits to go with two blocked shots. "I was up periodically throughout the night," Lovejoy said. "Just like a little kid on Christmas morning. This is an exciting time. It’s been a long trip back. Been a lot of skating and a lot of practicing. This is why you do it." Dec 13 - 6:21 AM

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Just to confirm, Ben Lovejoy (finger) will play in Friday's game.

We already basically knew that, but the Ducks made it official so we're passing that along. Lovejoy's return coincided with Josh Manson being sent to the minors, but the rest of the Ducks' defensemen shouldn't be significantly influenced by his return from a fantasy perspective.
Dec 12 - 2:15 PM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is ready to return Friday.

The Ducks made room for him on their roster by sending Josh Manson to the minors. Manson had been averaging 19:05 minutes per game, so Lovejoy's return to the lineup likely won't disrupt the responsibilities of any player still on the active roster.
Dec 12 - 9:47 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) took part in Monday's optional practice.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau believes Lovejoy is "pretty close" to returning from a broken finger. He's been out of the lineup since Oct. 26.
Dec 9 - 10:04 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is waiting to get the green light to resume shooting the puck.

Lovejoy has a piece of hard plastic protecting his broken finger for now. He hasn't played since Oct. 26.
Dec 2 - 9:28 AM

Ben Lovejoy (finger) is still two or three weeks away from returning from the disabled list.

Lovejoy has now missed 16 games and counting. The 30-year-old skated on his own today, but he still isn't allowed to pass or shoot the puck.
Nov 30 - 6:21 PM

Ben Lovejoy is still at least a month away from re-joining the Anaheim Ducks from his broken hand.

Just an FYI as Lovejoy broke his hand in a fight with Joe Pavelski in late October.
Nov 15 - 5:33 AM

Defenseman Ben Lovejoy (broken hand) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

This move was anticipated as Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six-eight weeks of action as he broke his hand in a fight with Joe Pavelski on Sunday.
Source: NHL.com
Nov 1 - 5:18 AM

Ben Lovejoy fractured a bone in his right hand while participating in a fight against San Jose's Joe Pavelski on Sunday.

Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six-to-eight weeks as a result. "It's unfortunate (that) you lose a guy as valuable to our team as Ben," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You know what? Every team has lost guys. We'll never gripe about it. Every year, we've had major injuries … but you just got to plow through." He has an assist in nine games this season.
Oct 28 - 9:58 AM

Ben Lovejoy may have seriously hurt his hand when he beat up San Jose's Joe Pavelski in a fight on Sunday.

The results of the tests on his hand haven't been announced yet, but the team has called up Josh Manson from the minors. We'll keep you posted when we learn more.
Oct 27 - 5:43 PM

The Anaheim Ducks are well aware that the Los Angeles Kings are great in elimination games.

"We can talk about that," Ben Lovejoy said. "We know this Kings team is as resilient as they get. They've all won Stanley Cups, they know what they’re doing." The Kings won four straight elimination games against the San Jose Sharks to win their first round series. The Anaheim Ducks are hoping to finish off the Kings in six games Wednesday night.
May 14 - 9:02 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have blocked 177 shots in 10 playoff games including 25 on Saturday.

The Kings are getting a lot of shots blocked as the Ducks are all in when it comes to helping out their netminders, but they have plenty of bruises to show for it. "It hurts like hell," Ben Lovejoy said. "Sometimes you get it in a meaty spot and you get a nice bruise that makes you look tough, but it doesn't hurt. But when you get in the bone, it hurts so much." Should the Ducks make it to the Cup final, there are only five weeks left of bruising.
May 12 - 9:09 AM

Ben Lovejoy led the Anaheim Ducks with six blocked shots on Saturday.

Lovejoy has been solid on the blueline for the Ducks and has a couple of goals in 10 playoff games after scoring five times with 13 assists in 78 regular season games. He was also plus-21 this season.
Source: LAKings.com
May 11 - 9:07 AM

Ben Lovejoy hopes Anaheim's 3-2 victory on Thursday has put "a seed of doubt" in the Kings.

Lovejoy scored the game-winning goal at 17:05 of the third period. With that, Anaheim has cut Los Angeles' series lead to 2-1. The Ducks need to win again on Saturday to regain home ice advantage in the second round series.
May 9 - 9:48 AM

Ben Lovejoy is hoping that the Ducks can plant a "seed of doubt" in the Kings' minds.

Los Angeles is up 2-0 in the second round series, but the Ducks remain confident. The Kings overcame a 3-0 deficit in the first round, so they know better than any team that this series isn't over.
May 6 - 3:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Patrick Maroon
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Emerson Etem
4Dany Heatley
5Matt Beleskey
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Rene Bourque
4Kyle Palmieri
5Devante Smith-Pelly
6Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Sami Vatanen
6Eric Brewer
7Colby Robak
8Clayton Stoner
9Mark Fistric
10Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Ilya Bryzgalov