Player News - Ducks

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The play of Ryan Getzlaf thus far has him in consideration for the Hart Trophy.

The Hart is awarded to the most valuable player in the NHL and it's hard not to put Getzlaf in the equation as he has 50 points in 46 games and has been a major reason why the Ducks are at the top of the standings with 68 points, despite a multitude of injuries to players like Corey Perry etc. "In here, we don’t want to lose back-to-back games," Perry said. "When we lost a game, that next game we had to be at our best. And most of the time, he was at his best and he really carried the team. That’s what leaders do. That’s why he’s the captain."
Jan 25 - 6:49 AM

John Gibson stopped 29 of 32 shots in a 4-2 Norfolk loss to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Friday.

Gibson is now 3-3-2 but it was only his second game between the pipes since January 2. He has a 2.36 GAA and a .929 save percentage. Look for Gibson to spend the remainder of the season in the minors, unless Frederik Andersen gets hurt in the Anaheim net as they want Gibson to see ice time this season.
Jan 24 - 8:17 AM

Dany Heatley's struggles have continued in the AHL.

Heatley has only two goals and an assist in 12 games for Norfolk of the AHL and he was a minus-two on Friday to give him a minus-six rating. He was sent to the minors on December 30 after playing only five games with nary a point for the Ducks this season. His NHL career may be over.
Jan 24 - 8:07 AM

Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau expects to have Clayton Stoner back in the lineup Tuesday after he missed Wednesday's game with a lower body injury.

Stoner suffered the injury on Saturday against the Kings and was a late scratch on Wednesday. Stoner has played 40 games this season and the defensive defenseman has only two assists with 37 penalty minutes so his fantasy value is zero in traditional pools.
Jan 24 - 5:45 AM

Frederik Andersen plans to rest during the All-Star break.

Andersen was not named to the All-Star game despite being second in the NHL in wins with 26 and having a 2.30 GAA. "I’m going to stay here and get healthy again," Andersen said. "Hopefully another time."
Jan 24 - 5:40 AM

Nate Thompson had two assists in the Ducks' last game before the All-Star break on Wednesday.

Thompson snapped a five-game drought in the process. He might have headed into the break on a positive note, but he's not a significant offensive contributor as far as most fantasy leagues are concerned. He has three goals and 11 points in 47 games this season, which actually makes this one of his better campaigns in that regard. He helps in other ways though as he has a 53.6% faceoff success rate and leads the Ducks with 118 hits.
Jan 23 - 12:29 PM

Tim Jackman netted a goal in Anaheim's 6-3 win over Calgary Wednesday night.

Jackman has four goals and six points in 39 contests this season. He has very little fantasy value in standard leagues. He is a decent source of penalty minutes with 72 so far this season, but his near complete lack of offensive upside typically makes him a poor choice when compared to the alternatives available.
Jan 22 - 8:41 AM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Anaheim's 6-3 win against Calgary.

Kesler snapped a six-game point drought. He now has 13 goals and 30 points in 47 contests in 2014-15. His recent slump aside, Kesler has been a solid addition to the Ducks this season and he's someone who should be particularly useful to them once the playoffs start.
Jan 22 - 8:37 AM

Ryan Getzlaf found the back of the net in a 6-3 win against Calgary.

Getzlaf is on a four-game point streak. He has 15 goals and 50 points in 46 contests this season. He's certainly not the favorite in the Art Ross Trophy battle, but he can't be dismissed either. He currently occupies the seventh spot on the leaderboard and is six points behind first place Jakub Voracek.
Jan 22 - 8:35 AM

Ben Lovejoy had a goal and an assist in a 6-3 victory over Calgary.

Lovejoy has nine points in 26 games this season. He's never done too much offensively and we don't expect him to breakout in the final months of the campaign.
Jan 22 - 8:32 AM

Frederik Andersen turned aside 30-of-33 shots in a 6-3 win over Calgary on Wednesday.

He battled out there for the Ducks on this night and earned this win as Calgary just wouldn't go away despite being down big for most of this game. It's just another good sign from the Ducks' number one heading into the All-Star break. He is second in the NHL in wins with 26 now and has a superb 2.30 GAA and .917 save percentage in 38 appearances. If you were smart enough to draft him you hit the jackpot.
Jan 22 - 1:53 AM

Corey Perry picked up two assists in the Ducks 6-3 win over Calgary on Wednesday.

Perry was one of three Ducks to get multiple-point nights. The goal scoring was spread out however among six different Anaheim players. Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Ben Lovejoy, Kyle Palmieri, Tim Jackman and Patrick Maroon all found the back of the net once in another goal explosion for the NHL's top team. Perry goes into the All-Star break with 31 points in 32 games.
Jan 22 - 1:44 AM

Frederik Andersen will play between the pipes on Wednesday.

No surprise there. The Ducks have been leaning heavily on Andersen all season, so why not start him Wednesday night given that they won't play again until Jan. 27? He has a 2.28 GAA and .918 save percentage in 37 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 21 - 4:32 PM

Mark Fistric went unclaimed on waivers.

Fistric has been sent to the minors as a result. The Ducks haven't used him since Dec. 22, so this is an opportunity for him to get some playing time.
Jan 21 - 2:30 PM

Mark Fistric has been placed on waivers.

He has dressed in nine games with Anaheim this season, but he hasn't played since Dec. 22.
Jan 20 - 4:22 PM

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