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Sami Vatanen | Defenseman | #45

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/3/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 183
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (106) / ANA
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Sami Vatanen will not be in the lineup for Game 2 against Edmonton on Friday night.
Vatanen took part in the pre-game warmup, but he wasn't part of any pairing during line rushes. He's closing in on a return, but he remains day-to-day for now. Apr 28 - 10:36 PM
Source: NHL.com

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There's a good chance that Sami Vatanen (upper body) will play in Game 2 on Friday.

It's still up in the air, but Vatanen was upbeat about his chances of being available. If he does make his return, he'll likely be paired up with Shea Theodore.
Apr 28 - 6:03 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) will not suit up in Game 1 against Edmonton on Wednesday night.

We had a pretty good idea that he wasn't going to be available tonight, but it's since been confirmed. He's still considered day-to-day at this point.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 26 - 10:45 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) may not be ready to play Wednesday night based on the morning skate.

He stayed on the ice for extra work along with expected scratches Clayton Stoner and Korbinian Holzer. Vatanen missed the final three games of Anaheim's first-round series versus Calgary because of an upper-body injury. Coach Randy Carlyle said all the team's defensemen were available for Game 1 against Edmonton, but the lineup won't be finalized until after the pregame warmup.
Apr 26 - 6:43 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) is "very close" to being available to return, according to coach Randy Carlyle.

It will be a player's decision whether or not he plays in Game 1 against Edmonton when Round 2 of the playoffs begins. Vatanen has been sidelined since Anaheim's playoff opener against Calgary.
Apr 25 - 3:33 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) was involved in part of Monday's practice.

Vatanen wasn't skating with the regular defensemen and didn't take part in power-play drills. Still, Vatanen feels he's making progress and the plan is for him to practice again on Tuesday.
Apr 25 - 10:13 AM

Coach Randy Carlyle isn't sure if Sami Vatanen (upper body) will be ready when Round 2 of the playoffs begins.

The Ducks bench boss is hopeful that Vatanen will play at some point in the team's next series. He missed three straight postseason matches against Calgary after playing in the opener.
Apr 20 - 6:01 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) won't return for Game 4 on Wednesday.

Vatanen was regarded as questionable leading up to Game 3 so it's a bit interesting that he's already been ruled out of Wednesday's contest. He last played in Game 1 of the first round series against Calgary.
Apr 19 - 2:30 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) isn't expected to play in Game 3 against Calgary on Monday.

Vatanen wasn't ruled out for tonight's game, but he never hopped on the ice for the pre-game warmup. This is the second straight game he's missed. He's still considered day-to-day for now.
Apr 17 - 9:54 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) remains questionable to return Monday, but the decision to play could be up to him.

Coach Randy Carlyle thought Vatanen looked good during the morning skate. If he gets cleared to play then he could bump Korbinian Holzer to the press box.
Apr 17 - 3:18 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) skated on Monday morning, but it doesn't seem like he will be back in the lineup for Game 3.

He took part in line rushes with Clayton Stoner, who hasn't played for the Ducks since Nov. 15. Vatanen didn't play Saturday because of an upper-body injury.
Apr 17 - 2:00 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) traveled with the Ducks to Calgary.

Vatanen is still questionable for Game 3 on Monday, but at least that keeps the door open to him playing in that game or Wednesday's contest. He was undergoing treatment on Sunday and will be reassessed Monday.
Apr 16 - 4:43 PM

Sami Vatanen can't play in Game 2 on Saturday due to an upper-body injury.

Vatanen had a shot on goal in 22:11 minutes of ice time in Game 1. Korbinian Holzer is drawing into the Ducks' lineup with Vatanen unavailable. Anaheim is also without Cam Fowler, so the blueline is looking awfully thin.
Apr 15 - 10:39 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) has declared himself ready to play, so look for him to return to action on Thursday.

He took part in Wednesday's practice and feels ready to suit up against Chicago. Vatanen missed the last two games with an upper-body injury.
Apr 5 - 3:04 PM

Sami Vatanen (upper body) won't play in Sunday's match with the Flames.

Through 69 games this season he's posted three goals and 23 points along with 74 hits and 126 blocks. Consider him day-to-day, for now.
Apr 2 - 9:09 PM

Depth Charts

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PosRoleName
C1Ryan Getzlaf
2Ryan Kesler
3Antoine Vermette
4Nate Thompson
LW1Rickard Rakell
2Nick Ritchie
3Andrew Cogliano
4Logan Shaw
RW1Corey Perry
2Jakob Silfverberg
3Patrick Eaves
4Ryan Garbutt
5Chris Wagner
6Jared Boll
D1Sami Vatanen
2Cam Fowler
3Hampus Lindholm
4Kevin Bieksa
5Simon Despres
6Brandon Montour
7Clayton Stoner
8Korbinian Holzer
9Josh Manson
10Shea Theodore
G1John Gibson
2Jonathan Bernier