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Matt Beleskey | Winger

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
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Matt Beleskey has fully recovered from the torn abdominal muscle that ended his season during the playoffs in May.
Beleskey was reported to have a lower body injury at the time and it's now known that it was his abdominal muscle. Surgery was given some consideration at the time but it was decided that rehab was the best option. There is still a touch of pain and Beleskey still isn't 100 percent sure when forced to battle for the puck. "Mentality I'm just more cautious," Beleskey said. "That split second on the ice can be your moment of cautiousness, and it can cost you. I haven't had anything or done anything where I was worried about injuring myself. I've come back from a few injuries in my career, so it's a process." Beleskey is a bottom six forward this season and as a result has little fantasy value. Sep 20 - 6:26 AM

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Matt Beleskey (lower body) will miss the remainder of the second round.

Beleskey hasn't played since May 8 due to the ailment. He has two goals and four points in five playoff games.
May 14 - 2:11 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) didn't participate in Tuesday's optional skate.

He isn't expected to practice with the Ducks on Wednesday either prior to Game 6. Beleskey has been limited to five games during the 2014 playoffs due to injury and he hasn't played in the last two contests.
May 13 - 4:57 PM

The Anaheim Ducks announced that forward Matt Beleskey won't play against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5.

Beleskey also missed Game 4 with a lower-body injury. The winger has four points in five playoff games in 2014, although he was unable to score in his last two appearances. He generated 24 points and 64 PIM in 55 regualr season contests in 2013-14, making him a somewhat tough player to peg value-wise heading into next season. At 25, it's quite likely that he has some room to improve, as well.
May 11 - 3:41 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) won't be available to play Saturday in Game 4.

He didn't take part in the team's morning skate. Beleskey was injured in Thursday's 3-2 win over Los Angeles. He's productive for the Ducks in the postseason, with two goals and two assists, but he's been limited to five games due to injury.
May 10 - 1:49 PM

Matt Beleskey is questionable to be in the Anaheim lineup today when the Ducks square off against the Los Angeles Kings for the fourth game of their second-round playoff series.

That was the word Friday from Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau, who initially classified Beleskey as doubtful. Beleskey was hurt in the Ducks' 3-2 win Thursday when he took a hit from Kings captain Dustin Brown. Beleskey has two goals and four points in five playoff games.
May 10 - 9:29 AM

Matt Beleskey sustained a lower-body injury during Thursday's 3-2 win against Los Angeles.

Beleskey was hurt on a hit from Kings captain Dustin Brown. Beleskey has two goals and four points in five playoff games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
May 9 - 9:44 AM

The Ducks think they need effective performances out of left winger Matt Beleskey in their second-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Kings, which begins tonight.

Beleskey, who missed four of the six games the Ducks played in their first-round series against the Dallas Stars because of a lower-body injury, played well against the Kings, contributing two goals against them in the regular season. Overall, the Ducks were 4-0-1 against the Kings. Beleskey, a rugged 200-pounder with a physical style, will skate alongside Hart Trophy finalist Ryan Getzlaf and 2011 Hart winner Corey Perry on the Ducks' first line in Game 1 of the Western Conference second-round series against the Kings. The Hart Trophy goes to the league most valuable player. "He's really complemented us," Perry said. "Hits, gets us pucks, wins battles."
May 3 - 9:17 AM

Matt Beleskey earned an assist and four shots in his return to the lineup on Sunday night.

He logged 16:36 of ice time in Anaheim's 5-4 overtime win over Dallas. Beleskey had been sidelined with a lower-body injury since Game 1. He has a goal and two helpers in two contests in the playoffs.
Apr 28 - 5:28 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) could be ready for Game 6.

"He's getting better," coach Bruce Boudreau. "I'd venture to guess he's not probable tomorrow, but we're looking at Sunday for him being able to play." He hasn't played since Game 1 because of a lower-body injury.
Apr 24 - 5:42 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) will not be available on Friday.

Beleskey played an important role in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Dallas in Game 1. He should be regarded as day-to-day for now.
Apr 18 - 2:16 PM

Matt Beleskey (lower body) is day-to-day and it's uncertain if he'll play Friday in Game 2.

He didn't practice Thursday and if he doesn't skate in Anaheim's morning session on Friday then he probably won't be available to play that night. Beleskey had a goal and an assist in Game 1's 4-3 victory.
Apr 17 - 3:53 PM

Matt Beleskey had a goal and an assist in Anaheim's 4-3 victory over Dallas in Game 1 of their first round series.

Beleskey had three goals and four points in his final four regular season contests, so it looks like he was able to successfully take that momentum into the playoffs. Overall, he had nine goals and 24 points in 55 games in 2013-14.
Apr 17 - 9:12 AM

Matt Beleskey scored his seventh goal of the season on Monday.

Beleskey saw some action on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry and both set up his goal. He now has 21 points with a plus-seven rating and 62 penalty minutes in 51 games this season.
Apr 8 - 7:19 AM

Matt Beleskey (illness) returned to action on Sunday.

Beleskey sat out one game with an illness. He had a couple of shots on net in 13:46 minutes of play. Beleskey has 18 points in 46 games this season and likely should not be in your lineup at this time.
Mar 24 - 1:30 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Rickard Rakell
4Nate Thompson
LW1Emerson Etem
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Dany Heatley
4Matt Beleskey
5Patrick Maroon
6Nick Ritchie
RW1Corey Perry
2Andrew Cogliano
3Kyle Palmieri
4Tim Jackman
D1Cam Fowler
2Francois Beauchemin
3Hampus Lindholm
4Ben Lovejoy
5Bryan Allen
6Sami Vatanen
7Clayton Stoner
8Mark Fistric
9Sheldon Souray
G1Frederik Andersen
2Jason LaBarbera
3John Gibson