Player News - Ducks

Date: Team: Pos:

John Gibson (lower body) did not practice Tuesday.

Gibson left Monday's game against Vegas because of a lower-body injury. He is listed as day-to-day. It seems like Ryan Miller will play against Dallas on Wednesday.
Feb 20 - 5:22 PM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) returned to action on Monday February 19.

Kesler missed Saturday's contest due to the ailment. He had a plus-one rating in 17:57 minutes of ice time in his return.
Feb 20 - 3:31 AM

Josh Manson picked up his fourth goal of the season in Monday's 2-0 road win against the Golden Knights.

Manson finished with a plsu-1 rating, one blocked shot and three hits over 20:13 of ice time. The veteran rearguard is normally known for the rough stuff and not so much for a deft scoring touch. His fantasy value remains limited to deeper pools at this point.
Feb 20 - 1:09 AM

Jakob Silfverberg posted a goal with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 2-0 win at Vegas.

Silfverberg also posted two shots on goal, two blocked shots and a hit across 19:01 of ice time. If you want to complain about something, he did lose his only faceoff attempt. The Swedish left winger snapped a six-game point drought and a nine-game goal skid dating back to Jan. 30 in Boston. He was promoted to the team's top scoring line in early February, but he failed to get on track. At this point he should remain reserved in all but the deepest of fantasy pools and hope that he can re-discover his scoring touch down the stretch.
Feb 20 - 1:07 AM

Rickard Rakell posted two assists with a plus-1 rating in Monday's 2-0 win at Vegas.

Rakell also got on the board with two shots on goal, a blocked shot and two hits while winning his only faceoff attempt across 17:22 of ice time. The Swede has managed six goals with nine assists and a plus-7 rating over the past 12 outings dating back to Jan. 28. His breakout campaign continues and he remains a must-start fantasy option across the board.
Feb 20 - 1:03 AM

Ryan Miller was summoned to start the third period of Monday's game at Vegas after John Gibson went down with a lower-body injury.

Miller stopped all 20 shots he faced in the final period after Gibson was hit behind the net late in the second period and unable to return. The Ducks are scheduled to host the Stars on Wednesday night and it's probably a good bet that Miller will be called upon after their starter crumpled in pain and is considered day to day.
Feb 20 - 1:01 AM

John Gibson stopped all 13 shots he faced in two periods at Vegas on Monday, but he was unable to return for the third period due to a lower-body injury.

Gibson was hit behind the net with about three seconds remaining in the second period by Reilly Smith of the Golden Knights. The team reported he would be doubtful to return, and Ryan Miller ended up preserving the 2-0 shutout with 20 saves in the final 20 minutes. For now, consider Gibson day to day.
Feb 20 - 12:58 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) is projected to be a game-time decision Monday night.

Kesler usually doesn't practice the next morning after playing and maintenance days are expected to be the norm for him moving forward. He isn't going to be operating at 100 percent after he returned from major hip surgery in late December. Kesler did not practice Sunday after he missed Saturday's game in Minnesota.
Feb 19 - 5:39 PM

John Gibson is expected to start Monday night against Vegas.

Gibson has been superb in five starts since he returned from a lower-body injury. He has stopped 159 of the 169 shots he has faced for a .941 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record. Gibson has permitted two goals against in each of those contests.
Feb 19 - 5:34 PM

The Anaheim Ducks will travel to Las Vegas on Monday to face the Golden Knights.

Most, if not all teams, are usually in the night before to face an opponent but the Ducks are doing it differently this time around. The Ducks will not participate in a morning skate and will fly out to Las Vegas, bypassing the need to stay in a hotel overnight on The Strip. Vegas is 22-4-2 at home so perhaps this could work. We doubt the Duck players are thrilled with this decision by GM Bob Murray.
Feb 19 - 6:44 AM

Ryan Kesler (lower body) worked out off the ice on Sunday.

Coach Randy Carlyle said that Kesler will travel with the team to Las Vegas and it will be up to him if he is available to play against the Golden Knights on Monday night. He was not in the lineup on Saturday versus Minnesota.
Feb 18 - 6:20 PM

Hampus Lindholm had a pair of assists Saturday.

The blueliner picked up helpers on both Anaheim goals and now has 21 points including eight goals in 47 games. His offensive numbers should get better as he just turned 24.
Feb 18 - 6:46 AM

Anaheim GM Bob Murray thinks that the price to make a deal at or before the trade deadline is too high.

That's if you are buying and the Ducks could be in that position as they are fighting for a playoff spot in the West. "These price tags, it’s ridiculous," Murray said. "And the price tags just seem to keep going up every year. Whatever. Maybe it will get there, maybe it won’t. Time will tell. There’s still enough days left." Stay tuned.
Feb 18 - 6:43 AM

Marcus Pettersson played in his second NHL game Saturday at the expense of Francois Beauchemin.

The Ducks like the former second round pick in 2014 and made Beauchemin a healthy scratch. Pettersson was a minus-one in only 11:46 of action as he was paired with Josh Manson when he saw the ice. "There’s some things that I think he showed," coach Randy Carlyle said of Pettersson’s debut. "He’s not intimidated. He can move the puck effectively. I think that he was nervous and that’ll bleed out of him the more opportunities he gets, the more reps he gets. I think the jury is still out. We’re going to give him an opportunity to have some ice time and to play and join our group. We’ll see how that plays out as we go forward. But it’s basically on a game-to-game basis." He had 14 assists in 44 AHL games so don't look for a lot of offensive upside at this time.
Feb 18 - 6:27 AM

John Gibson stopped 36 of 38 shots in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win over the Minnesota Wild.

The Ducks found themselves down 2-1 heading into the third period, but they managed to force overtime thanks to a game-tying goal by Ondrej Kase. Anaheim ended up winning the marathon shootout in the 11th round on a goal by Nick Ritchie. The win improves Gibson's record to 21-15-6 on the season. He'll enter his next appearance with a 2.55 goals-against-average and a .924 save percentage.
Feb 17 - 5:19 PM


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