Player News - Ducks

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Ilya Bryzgalov made 25 saves on 31 shots in the Ducks' 6-2 blowout loss to Ottawa on Friday.

Brzgalov was making his first start in relief of Federik Andersen for the Ducks since signing as a free agent back on December 9. The Ducks were playing the second half of a back-to-back scenario and finishing up a five game Eastern road trip so you have to think the entire team played into this loss. Still, he may not get a lot of starts with results like these.
Dec 20 - 12:31 AM

Ryan Getzlaf scored twice in the Ducks 6-2 loss to Ottawa on Friday.

The Ducks captain continued his torrid points streak with his 11th and 12th on the year. Getzlaf now has points in five straight games and ten of his last 11. He ranks fourth in the NHL in points with 37 and doesn't need superstar winger Corey Perry to get his points it seems. He is again one of the most valuable players in NHL fantasy hockey.
Dec 20 - 12:23 AM

In two late moves Friday night, Hampus Lindholm and Devante Smith-Pelly were made scratches in Ottawa.

Though Lindholm was on the ice for warm-ups, he did not make it into the game. No word yet on why they were scratched but we'll keep you posted. Lindholm has two goals and 15 points on the season, while Smith-Pelly has four goals and 12 points, plus 79 hits. Good for third on the team.
Dec 19 - 7:35 PM

Confirming an earlier report, Ilya Bryzgalov will indeed start for the Ducks against the Senators on Friday night.

In seven career starts against the Sens, Bryz has allowed two goals or less in five of those starts. That's really good for anyone, and especially so after considering the defenses the Coyotes and Flyers put in front of him at the time.
Source: La
Dec 19 - 7:10 PM

Mark Fistric will join Dany Heatley in the stansd for Friday night's tilt in Ottawa.

Fistric hasn't seen much time this season, just seven games and we're nearly upon Christmas. Needless to say, he has no fantasy value.
Dec 19 - 6:29 PM

Dany Heatley will play in Ottawa on Friday night.

It appears that Heatley's back in game-shape. He has a goal and five assists in the five games against his former Senators team since being traded away. Though he has no points over four games, six shots, and 47 minutes on ice thus far this season.
Dec 19 - 6:27 PM

Devante Smith-Pelly ended a five-game point drought on Thursday.

Smith-Pelly had an assist in the Ducks' 2-1 victory against Montreal. That gives him eight assists and 12 points in 31 games this season.
Dec 19 - 9:57 AM

Rickard Rakell had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 victory over Montreal.

Rakell has recorded at least a point in four of his last six contests. It's been a rare offensive outburst for him as he has just seven points in 23 games this season.
Dec 19 - 9:56 AM

Frederik Andersen claimed his eighth win in the past nine games on Thursday night by making 23 saves in a 2-1 victory over Montreal.

The 25-year-old Dane is 18-5-4 this season with a .913 save percentage and 2.41 goals against average. Andersen bounced back from a poor performance in Toronto on Tuesday by winning his fifth game of a six-game stretch against Canadian teams. Anaheim will try to go six for seven in their final game of the Canadian swing as they take on Ottawa on Friday.
Dec 18 - 11:47 PM

Matt Beleskey scored his 15th goal of the season in the third period of Thursday night's affair with Montreal to give the Ducks a 2-1 road win.

Beleskey is now tied for seventh in goals in the NHL with Evgeni Malkin, Patrick Kane and Joe Pavelski. The 26-year-old veteran only has three assists though, but is definitely an asset with his goal total. He now has 50 goals in his NHL career.
Dec 18 - 11:29 PM

Dany Heatley is not in Anaheim's lineup on Thursday night against Montreal.

Bruce Boudreau mentioned that Heatley could play if the Ducks needed him, but he is not back in the lineup. The 33-year-old has been limited to four games because of a groin injury. Mark Fistric is also scratched for the Ducks.
Dec 18 - 8:25 PM

The Montreal Canadiens will hold a pre-game ceremony honoring Saku Koivu on Thursday.

It's fitting that the Canadiens are hosting Koivu's other team, the Anaheim Ducks. Koivu served as the team's captain for 10 years. He officially announced his retirement in September. The 40-year-old played 1124 NHL games, scoring 255 goals and 832 points with the Canadiens and Ducks.
Dec 18 - 7:37 PM

Francois Beauchemin (finger) won't play Thursday.

It will be the 10th straight game he has sat out with a broken finger. Beauchemin is close to returning to the lineup, though.
Dec 18 - 6:19 PM

Kyle Palmieri (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve.

He suffered a shoulder in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to Toronto. Palmieri wasn't expected to play on Thursday and Friday, but now he won't be eligible to play on Monday against San Jose either.
Dec 17 - 6:15 PM

John Gibson (groin) has been assigned to the minors.

He hasn't played since Oct. 30 because of a groin injury, which he suffered on Nov. 2 during warmups at Colorado. With Frederik Andersen and Ilya Bryzgalov in the fold for Anaheim, Gibson will be afforded some time to play in the minors. We wouldn't completely rule him out from returning to the NHL at some point, though.
Dec 17 - 5:55 PM

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