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Rickard Rakell | Winger | #67

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (30) / ANA
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Rickard Rakell (upper body) will return Tuesday versus Vegas.
Rakell will slot in on the top line with Adam Henrique and Corey Perry after missing the last five games with an upper-body injury. Get him back in your lineup if you normally would. Dec 5 - 8:18 PM

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Rickard Rakell (upper body) could be back in the lineup on Tuesday night.

Rakell's status may become clearer closer to game time. He got back on the ice Monday for practice and skated on the top line. Rakell has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
Dec 5 - 3:19 PM

Rickard Rakell (upper body) skated with his teammates at Monday's practice.

Rakell was on a line with Adam Henrique and Corey Perry. His status for Wednesday's game versus Vegas is still unclear, but this is a very good sign.
Dec 4 - 5:17 PM

Rickard Rakell (upper body) may join team in Las Vegas for Tuesday night's contest.

Rakell was shifted to injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 24, on Friday by the Ducks. He has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury.
Dec 3 - 3:47 PM

Rickard Rakell (upper body) won't travel with the team for their upcoming road trip.

Anaheim started a string of six straight games on the road on Saturday and it will continue at Chicago on Monday night. Rakell didn't play against Los Angeles because of an upper-body injury.
Nov 26 - 9:24 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have ruled out Rickard Rakell for Saturday's game against the Los Angeles Kings because of an upper-body injury.

That's another big injury for Anaheim, as Rakell leads the team with 18 points in 22 games. Consider his status day-to-day for now.
Nov 25 - 10:05 PM

Rickard Rakell posted a goal, an assist, a plus-1 rating, a blocked shot and a hit in Monday's 3-2 shootout win in San Jose.

Rakell has picked up points in three straight, and seven of the past eight outings. He also has goals in back-to-back games for the first time this season. Since Nov. 3 he has posted three goals with 11 points over his past eight outings, including one power-play goal and five points on the man advantage.
Nov 21 - 2:40 AM

Rickard Rakell raked in three assists in a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday night.

Rakell entered tonight's game with six points in six games. He recorded half that output Thursday, assisting on the Ducks' first three goals in their victory over the Canucks. Rakell has also extended his point streak to four games and now has six goals and 14 points in 16 games played.
Nov 10 - 12:43 AM

Rickard Rakell picked up a goal, an assist and a plus-1 rating with two hits in Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss against Los Angeles.

After a bit of a rough patch with just two points in eight games from Oct. 7-26, the Swedish forward has posted three goals with six points over his past six games. His awful plus/minus rating has been a bit of a deterrent for fantasy owners, but his usefulness as a center and winger make him a tremendous asset from an eligibility perspective.
Nov 8 - 2:04 AM

Rickard Rakell served as a winger on a line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on Tuesday.

The Ducks have been experimenting with using Rakell as a center this season due in part to the injuries to Ryan Kesler and Getzlaf. Kesler is still unavailable and will be for a while yet, but now that Getzlaf is healthy, the Ducks' need for centers is a little less urgent. We might see Rakell shift between center and the wing frequently going forward.
Oct 26 - 8:55 AM

Rickard Rakell is still trying to figure things out at center.

Rakell has been a left winger for most of his NHL career, but the Ducks have moved him down the middle this season. "I would say that he's still a work in progress," Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle said. "He shows in some situations how dynamic he can be and in other situations, I think there's still a learning curve to be around the puck more and be stronger on it." He has two goals and two assists in four games this season.
Source: NHL.com
Oct 13 - 8:29 PM

Rickard Rakell netted a goal in Anaheim's 3-2 win over the Islanders on Wednesday.

Rakell has two goals and four points in four games this season. He's coming off a campaign where he set a career-high with 33 markers and he might flirt with the 30-goal mark again in 2017-18.
Oct 12 - 9:38 AM

Rickard Rakell scored a goal and registered two assists in the Ducks' 5-4 win against Arizona on Thursday.

Rakell's final goal was the game-winner to cap the Ducks' comeback from a 4-1 deficit. "We had a pretty slow start to this game," Rakell said. "We still had a good feeling, I think, after the first period. We just wanted to re-start and focus on the things that we could do better. When we got the first goal and second goal, I think we kind of switched the momentum. It was really nice. We just kept playing." Rakell scored a team-leading 33 goals last season.
Oct 6 - 10:05 AM

Rickard Rakell might end up centering the top line in the Ducks' season opener on Thursday.

Ryan Kesler is starting the season on the sidelines and Ryan Getzlaf is questionable for the opener, so the Ducks are shorthanded up the middle. If Rakell does end up centering the first unit then his likely linemates are Andrew Cogliano and Corey Perry. If Getzlaf ends up being available though, then he should be the top line center instead.
Oct 4 - 4:35 AM

Rickard Rakell skated at center during the first day of training camp.

The Ducks need him to play center because Ryan Kesler will be out for a few months. "I feel like I can be a better hockey player than I was last year," Rakell said. "I scored a lot of goals and I don’t want to take anything away from that. I still feel I can make more plays and create a lot more space for myself and my teammates more." The 24-year-old had a team-high 33 goals in 71 games with the Ducks.
Sep 16 - 8:58 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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