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Toni Lydman | Defenseman

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/25/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 213
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Toni Lydman might be considering retirement after turning down two separate two-year contracts each worth a total of $5 million, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.
It's worth noting that Lydman suffered a concussion during the Ducks' first-round series loss to the Red Wings. We haven't seen anything that would connect the two, but it's possible the effects of the injury have lingered. Lydman had six assists and 12 penalty minutes in 35 games with Anaheim last season. Thu, Aug 1, 2013 05:21:00 PM

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Toni Lydman admitted to suffering a concussion in the Anaheim Ducks' first-round series loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

Lydman never returned after a Justin Abdelkader check to his head in Game 3. Lydman eventually copped to suffering migraines as a result of the hit, which earned Abdelkader a two-game suspension by the league. While concussions can bother players for undetermined lengths of time, hopefully Lydman will be alright by training camp in September.
Tue, May 14, 2013 02:13:00 PM

Toni Lydman was unable to return to the Anaheim lineup due to migraines.

The secret is out now that the Ducks have been eliminates. Lydman was knocked out of the series on a Justin Abdelkader check to his head in Game 3, a hit that cost Abdelkader a two game suspension and Lydman a lot more than that. Hopefully the migraine issue will clear up over the summer and Lydman will be all right to participate at training camp in September. He will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer and it remains to be seen whether or not the Ducks are still interested in his services.
Mon, May 13, 2013 06:07:00 AM

Toni Lydman (head) didn't travel with the Ducks to Detroit for Game 6.

It will be the third game Lydman's missed since being hit by Detroit's Justin Abdelkader. "He hasn't skated since he got hit," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Whether it'd be today or Sunday, I've got to believe it'd be hard for him to get back in the lineup." There's no timetable for his return.
Fri, May 10, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Toni Lydman is still experiencing symptoms related to the head injury he sustained on Saturday.

Lydman was hit by Detroit's Justin Abdelkader and hasn't played since. "He's still got headaches, but he's feeling better," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. "As to when he's going to play, I couldn't give you an answer." Abdelkader will serve the second of his two-game suspension on Thursday.
Wed, May 8, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Toni Lydman (head) wasn't on the ice with his teammates on Tuesday.

Lydman hasn't played since absorbing Detroit's Justin Abdelkader hit on Saturday. Abdelkader received a two-game suspension for his actions. Lydman has been dealing with neck soreness and a migraine as a result of the blow.
Wed, May 8, 2013 08:51:00 AM

Toni Lydman is considered doubtful for Monday's game in Detroit due to a migraine and neck soreness.

Lydman was injured when Detroit's Justin Abdelkader hit him on Saturday, a hit that got Abdelkader a two game suspension by the NHL. Lydman did not practice on Sunday and it would seem that he could be out for at least the remainder of the series. "At this stage, it's hard to tell," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Toni has headaches and he's got a stiff neck. Bright lights are bugging him. So I don't know when that's not going to be there." Reserve him for now, if you can.
Mon, May 6, 2013 06:21:00 AM

Toni Lydman suffered a head injury when he was hit by the Red Wings Justin Abdelkader Saturday.

Abdelkader picked up a five minute major for charging and a game misconduct and will definitely be on the carpet for a suspension by the NHL. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said that "he's got a good headache" and did not expect Lydman to practice on Sunday. We don't want to say the dreaded 'c' word but it sure looks like Lydman has a concussion. Stay tuned.
Sun, May 5, 2013 07:05:00 AM

Toni Lydman sustained a possible head injury on Saturday.

Lydman was the victim of what appeared to be a high hit courtesy of Detroit's Justin Abdelkader. The incident occurred in the second period and Lydman didn't return.
Sat, May 4, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Toni Lydman will be on Anaheim's blueline in Game 1 versus Detroit Tuesday night.

Luca Sbisa is still sidelined with a lower-body injury and won't play. Lydman plays a hard-nosed style, where hits and blocked shots are at a premium, but he doesn't get many points.
Tue, Apr 30, 2013 09:05:00 PM

Toni Lydman was a healthy scratch for the third time in four games Sunday.

Lydman could be the odd man out in Anaheim, especially with all seven blueliners healthy. Lydman has four assists in 29 games with an even plus/minus rating, a far cry from the plus-32, which was second best in the NHL, that Lydman produced just two seasons ago.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 05:07:00 AM

Toni Lydman returned to action Friday night against Dallas.

Lydman has obviously recovered from the flu which kept him out of Wednesday night's game. He took 24 shifts and was on the ice for 19:14 in the Ducks' 3-1 loss to the Stars and seems fine to activate if needed.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 01:19:00 AM

Toni Lydman (flu) will be back in the lineup Friday against the Dallas Stars.

Fellow defenseman Ben Lovejoy is also expected to play Friday night, which would be his Ducks debut. As for Lydman, he returned to practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday night with the illness. Owners should feel free to use Lydman as they normally would, while Lovejoy will likely move in and out of the lineup as a depth defenseman.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 01:21:00 PM

Toni Lydman (flu) took part in Thursday's practice.

Lydman is feeling better and should be considered probable for Friday's game. He missed Wednesday's contest because of the illness.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Toni Lydman will not play on Wednesday as he is suffering from the flu.

Lydman has two assists in seven games thus far this season with a plus-one rating and four penalty minutes. He has no fantasy value this season in traditional pools but does pick up a lot of blocks and hits and was plus-32 in 2010-11 so there is the possibility of value. Rickard Rakell is a healthy scratch.
Wed, Feb 6, 2013 09:39:00 PM

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