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Nate Thompson (lower body) will not return on Friday.

Thompson is being regarded as day-to-day beyond that. This will be his second straight contest on the sidelines. He has three goals and 12 points in 61 games in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 3:12 PM

Look for Frederik Andersen (neck) to serve as Anaheim's backup goaltender on Friday.

The Ducks have sent Jason LaBarbera to the minors, which they presumably wouldn't have done unless Andersen was ready to dress. John Gibson has already been tapped to serve as the starter on Friday, but Andersen will probably play between the pipes on Sunday.
Feb 27 - 12:57 PM

Jason LaBarbera has been returned to AHL Norfolk.

LaBarbera was serving as the Ducks' backup, but it looks like Frederik Andersen (neck) is ready to return. LaBarbera will likely be summoned again if John Gibson or Andersen suffer an injury.
Feb 27 - 12:54 PM

John Gibson will start for the Anaheim Ducks on Friday.

It will be Gibson's eighth consecutive start. Frederik Andersen is getting close to returning and when he does, Gibson will need to compete with him for the starting job.
Feb 27 - 10:42 AM

Ilya Bryzgalov has returned to his home after initially accepting the assignment to play for AHL Norfolk.

The Ducks attempted to find a new home for Bryzgalov, but as reported on Thursday, he was ultimately placed on unconditional waivers. "At the beginning of the NHL season, I spent all of my time with my wife and my children," Bryzgalov said. "I drove my son and daughter to their practices and games and enjoyed life. I had no plans to return to the NHL this season until the Ducks reached out to my agent, Ritch Winter. I agreed to return because of my respect for the Ducks organization, the quality of the team they had assembled and my long relationship with Bob Murray and the team. Given the way things have worked out, I have decided to return home to be with my wife and children, who did not move with me to Anaheim. It's not the way I had hoped things would work out. But when you can return to a family you love, could life be any better?" Bryzgalov had a 1-4-1 record, .847 save percentage and a 4.19 GAA.
Feb 27 - 10:39 AM

William Karlsson has been returned to the minors.

He has two goals and one assist in 18 games with Anaheim this season. He appeared in one game with the Ducks during his latest NHL stint.
Feb 26 - 3:55 PM

Ilya Bryzgalov has been placed on unconditional waivers.

This will terminate his contract with the Ducks. In eight games with Anaheim, he posted a 1-4-1 record with an .847 save percentage and a 4.19 goals-against average.
Feb 26 - 12:28 PM

Jiri Sekac made his Ducks debut on Wednesday.

Sekac had a minus-one rating, two penalty minutes, and logged 14:35 minutes in a 3-0 loss to Ottawa. He played alongside Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg on the Ducks' second line. Anaheim acquired Sekac from Montreal in exchange for Devante Smith-Pelly.
Feb 26 - 8:51 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have been mediocre lately.

The Ducks are on a 13-10-2 stretch after suffering a 3-0 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday. "It's a super test," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We've got to get our heads out of our butts or it’s not going to be pretty." Despite the Ducks' recent struggles, it might be challenging for them to acquire a sense of urgency. They still have a 10-point lead in the Pacific Division.
Feb 26 - 8:48 AM

Corey Perry registered a team high five shots and four hits in a 3-0 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday.

The Ducks were out-shot 33-25 on the night by a road tripping Ottawa Senators team. It snapped a three game winning streak for the Ducks in ugly fashion. Perry has just one goal in nine games and will need to pick it up if Anaheim is going to get one of the top three seeds in the ever tightening Western conference.
Feb 26 - 1:41 AM

John Gibson made 31 saves on 33 shots but took the loss in the Ducks 3-0 defeat to Ottawa on Wednesday.

Gibson was named the second star of the game so it wasn't his fault his team couldn't get one past the Senators rookie goalie Andrew Hammond. Gibson had rattled off three straight wins before this loss and has a 6-5-0 record in 12 appearances. The Ducks will likely continue to give Gibson the run of the starts until Frederik Andersen returns. Start him in all formats as the Ducks just had a bad night offensively.
Feb 26 - 1:32 AM

Jiri Sekac is expected to make his Anaheim Ducks debut Wednesday night versus the Senators.

After just being acquired on Tuesday from the Montreal Canaidens, it appears Sekac will be set to play in Wednesday's game. He received his working visa just a few hours before the puck drops and should be on a line with Jakob Silfverberg and Ryan Kesler, as that's who he was skating with during the morning rushes in the Ducks practice Wednesday morning. Sekac has scored seven goals and nine assists in 50 games played in the 2014-2015 season.
Feb 25 - 8:57 PM

Eric Brewer will be out of the lineup once again Wednesday night against the Ottawa Senators.

Brewer will be scratched for a second consecutive game Wednesday evening. The former fifth overall pick in the 1997 draft has seen limited game time this season as he's appeared in only 25 games. He's scored one goal and chipped in five assists to go with 24 penalty minutes and is not useful in any fantasy formats.
Feb 25 - 8:52 PM

Coach Bruce Boudreau is hopeful that Matt Beleskey (shoulder) will resume skating by the end of the week.

He has missed four games already with a shoulder injury and he won't play Wednesday night either.
Feb 25 - 6:38 PM

John Gibson will start in goal for the Ducks on Wednesday night against the Senators.

Wednesday will be Gibson’s seventh straight start while Frederik Andersen continues to be sidelined. He made 35 saves in Monday’s 4-3 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings and will look for his sixth win in his 11th start of the year. He has a 2.74 goals-against-average and .912 save percentage in the 2014-2015 season and has never faced the Red Wings in his career.
Feb 25 - 5:27 PM

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