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Kevin Bieksa said he played with an MCL tear during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

He got back in the lineup for the last three games of the Western Conference Final against Nashville after sitting out nine playoff contests.
May 27 - 9:19 AM

Jared Boll was dealing with a bad back.

Boll appeared in eight playoff games and averaged 4:30 minutes in those contests. He's entering the second season of his two-year, $1.8 million deal.
May 25 - 5:35 PM

Nate Thompson was playing through a hairline fracture in his ankle.

Thompson still managed to score two goals and six points in 17 playoff games. He's got plenty of time now to heal up before the start of training camp.
May 25 - 5:33 PM

Sami Vatanen has undergone shoulder surgery.

It's not clear exactly how long Vatanen will need to recover, but teammate Hampus Lindholm is expected to need four-to-five months to rehab from his upcoming shoulder surgery and the Ducks revealed that Vatanen will take "even longer" for his recovery. In other words, don't expect Vatanen to be ready for the start of the 2017-18 campaign. He had three goals and 24 points in 71 contests.
May 25 - 5:32 PM

Hampus Lindholm will need to undergo shoulder surgery this summer.

It will take Lindholm about four-to-five months to recovery from the surgery, so it's entirely possible that he won't be ready for the start of the season. On top of that there is some danger that he'll get off to a sluggish start because his recovery could impact his ability to get ready for the 2017-18 campaign over the summer. He had six goals and 20 points in 66 contests this season.
May 25 - 5:30 PM

Logan Shaw's lower-body injury has been identified as a torn groin muscle.

Shaw suffered the injury on May 5. He scored three goals and 10 points in 55 regular season contests.
May 25 - 5:23 PM

The injury that Patrick Eaves was dealing with during the playoffs was revealed to be a high-ankle sprain.

At one point Eaves tested the injury and suffered a setback as a result. It's not clear if Eaves would have been able to play in the Stanley Cup Final had the Ducks gotten that far. He had 32 goals and 51 points in 79 regular season games and another four points in seven postseason contests.
May 25 - 5:21 PM

Rickard Rakell's lower-body injury was a high-ankle sprain.

Rakell's didn't play in Games 5 or 6 of the Western Conference Final due to the injury. Had the Ducks managed to get into the Stanley Cup Final then Rakell might have been able to return during that series.
May 25 - 5:18 PM

"All signs point towards an extension" being signed between the Anaheim Ducks and Cam Fowler, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The two sides have engaged in positive contract talks that are set to resume next week. Fowler can't officially re-sign with the Ducks until July 1, but whatever he agrees to will presumably involve a substantial raise from the five-year, $20 million deal that's set to end in the summer of 2018. He had 11 goals and 39 points in 80 games this season while averaging 24:51 minutes per contest.
May 25 - 4:28 PM

Cam Fowler notched his second goal of the postseason in Monday's 6-3 loss to Nashville.

He tied the game at 3-3 at the 8:52 mark of the third period. Fowler finished with a minus-3 rating and four shots in 26:05 of ice time in a 6-3 loss to in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. He posted nine points in 13 playoff matches, but Anaheim has been eliminated from Stanley Cup contention.
May 23 - 8:30 AM

Chris Wagner scored for a second straight playoff game on Monday night.

He scored three goals in the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs and two of those goals came against Nashville in the Western Conference Final.
May 23 - 8:25 AM

Ondrej Kase got his second goal of the playoffs in Game 6 versus Nashville.

Ryan Getzlaf and Sami Vatanen picked up assists on the play to get Anaheim on the board in the second period. Kase skated on the top line in the contest alongside Getzlaf and Corey Perry. He had two goals and no assists in nine games during Anaheim's playoff run, which came to an end on Monday night.
May 23 - 8:23 AM

John Gibson was unable to play in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final because of a hamstring injury.

Jonathan Bernier started for the Ducks in Gibson's place and he surrendered four goals on 16 shots in a 6-3 loss. Gibson posted a 2.59 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in the postseason. The Ducks were eliminated on Monday night in six games.
May 23 - 8:18 AM

Nick Ritchie's night ended early in Game 6 against Nashville after he was given a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.

The incident occurred at the 11:38 mark of the first period. Nashville jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Ritchie's hit left Viktor Arvidsson bloody, but the Predators didn't add to their lead on the lengthy man advantage. The Ducks battled back in the third, but their playoff run is over following a 6-3 loss.
May 23 - 8:12 AM

Goalie Jonathan Bernier, making his first postseason start because of a lower-body injury to first-stringer John Gibson, had a forgettable night Monday, stopping only 12 of the 16 shots he faced in the Anaheim Ducks' 6-3 loss to the Predators in Nashville.

The Preds, who qualified for the first Stanley Cup Final in their history with the victory in the sixth game of the Western Conference Final, scored on Bernier on two of their first three shots. Bernier settled down somewhat after that but didn't get much work and allowed four goals on 16 Nashville shots. Bernier's postseason goals-against average in four appearances was 3.28 and his save percentage, .873.
May 22 - 11:53 PM


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