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Clayton Stoner | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/19/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 212
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Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau expects to have Clayton Stoner back in the lineup Tuesday after he missed Wednesday's game with a lower body injury.
Stoner suffered the injury on Saturday against the Kings and was a late scratch on Wednesday. Stoner has played 40 games this season and the defensive defenseman has only two assists with 37 penalty minutes so his fantasy value is zero in traditional pools. Jan 24 - 5:45 AM

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The Anaheim Ducks have been pleased with the play of stay at home defenseman Clayton Stoner.

The off-season signing of the blueliner raised a few eyebrows as Stoner inked a four-year/$13 million deal but not with Bruce Boudreau and the Ducks. "I think he’s done really good," Boudreau said. "We didn’t expect him to put up Sami Vatanen point numbers. But that’s fine. He has fought the tough guys. He plays a solid game. We use him in every situation except power play. He’s been a great teammate. And when he’s on his game, which has been most of the time, he’s a really good puck mover. I’m surprised that he doesn’t have any more points than he does." Stoner has had as many bouts this season with the mumps as assists (1) so his fantasy value is zero but that's not why the Ducks got him.
Jan 4 - 5:45 AM

Clayton Stoner (mumps) should play in Wednesday's game against Philadelphia.

Stoner has missed five straight games. He's projected to skate alongside Sami Vatanen.
Source: NHL.com
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 06:42:00 PM

Clayton Stoner (mumps) hopes to be back in the Ducks' lineup on Wednesday.

Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau called Stoner's return an "outside possibility" when the topic was brought up on Tuesday. However, Stoner said he's gotten plenty of rest and feels good at this point.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Clayton Stoner's (mumps) chances of playing Wednesday aren't great.

Stoner took part in Tuesday's practice, but Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau described the odds of him playing Wednesday night as an "outside possibility." Stoner has missed five straight games due to the disease.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Clayton Stoner (mumps) might be available on Wednesday, but nothing is certain.

Stoner was able to skate on Monday and his goal is to fully participate in Tuesday's practice. He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in 20 contests this season.
Tue, Dec 2, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Clayton Stoner (mumps) skated on Monday.

He won't be back in the lineup on Tuesday, but he hopes to play Wednesday. Stoner hasn't been active since Nov. 20 against Vancouver.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 05:06:00 PM

Clayton Stoner (mumps) has been placed on the injured reserve list.

Stoner hasn't played since Nov. 20, so he can be activated at any time. The Ducks are calling him day-to-day. He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in 20 contests this season.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 06:20:00 PM

Clayton Stoner's illness has been confirmed to be the mumps.

It was previously reported that Stoner had mild mumps-like symptoms, but he rejoined the Ducks for a skate on Friday. At the time he said that he was feeling better. He's being listed as day-to-day.
Fri, Nov 28, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Clayton Stoner (illness) will probably rejoin the Ducks on Friday.

Stoner, who had some mild mumps-like symptoms, was able to skate with the Ducks on Tuesday. "I'm feeling better," Stoner said. "I just had some mumps-like symptoms that we needed to take full precaution. I was a little bit rundown and glands were a little sore. I wasn't sick or (had) fever in the hospital or anything like that. I just had the symptoms. We wanted to be smart in here and make sure we’re not putting anyone else at risk." He has no points and 16 penalty minutes in 20 games.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 07:59:00 AM

Clayton Stoner (illness) skated with the Ducks on Tuesday.

There was some concern that Stoner might have the mumps and while the Ducks haven't made an official statement confirming or denying that yet, we doubt they would allow him to be with his teammates if he was dealing with the disease. He has 16 penalty minutes in 20 games this season.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:11:00 PM

Clayton Stoner (illness) skated before his teammates on Monday, but is still being kept away from the Ducks.

Anaheim is waiting to find out if Stoner has the mumps as he has displayed similar symptoms. The Ducks' Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin previously battled the mumps, although both of them have returned to the lineup at this point.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Clayton Stoner will miss Sunday's tilt with "mumps-like symptoms," the Ducks have announced.

After Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin missed significant time with the mumps earlier in the month, it's no surprise that the Ducks are being cautious with Stoner. Matt Clark will draw in as a result.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 07:34:00 PM

Clayton Stoner was unable to make it through a full practice on Saturday due to an illness.

In 20 games, the former Minnesota Wild blueliner has yet to pick up a point and is a minus-four with 16 penalty minutes. Needless to say, he has no fantasy value at this time and consider him a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014 04:09:00 AM

Clayton Stoner is likely to start the season as part of the third defensive pairing with Sami Vatanen.

Stoner signed a four-year deal on free agent frenzy day July 1 after spending his whole career with the Minnesota Wild. Although he does not consider himself a fighter, Stoner certainly can take care of himself and his teammates in that area as he had 84 penalty minutes in 63 games. He is not much of a scorer with only five points last season but he is capable of 100-125 hits and 60-75 blocked shots if he can stay healthy.
Sat, Oct 4, 2014 04:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

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