Player News - Ducks

Date: Team: Pos:

Patrick Eaves (shoulder) isn't cleared to participate in contact drills.

Eaves has skated though since the beginning of training camp. It's not yet clear if he'll be available for the season opener.
Sep 18 - 5:00 AM

Chase De Leo is thrilled to be part of the Anaheim Ducks' organization.

De Leo grew up in La Mirada, California so when he was traded from Winnipeg to Anaheim back in June, it was something of a homecoming for him. "As soon as I heard it was the Ducks, I got choked up," he said. "I had it on the speaker phone. My whole family was in the room. They all started crying. They couldn’t believe it. I was wanting for so long to play at home, with my family here." De Leo is competing for a bottom-six role with the Ducks, but he might start the campaign with AHL San Diego. That would still be far closer to home than he was over the last three seasons given that he had been playing primarily with the AHL's Manitoba Moose.
Sep 18 - 4:59 AM

Nick Ritchie's contract status remains unchanged on Monday, according to Ducks GM Bob Murray.

Ritchie is a restricted free agent who scored 10 goals and 27 points in 76 games last season. With Edmonton signing Darnell Nurse Monday afternoon, Ritchie is one of five holdouts left, along with Miles Wood, Sam Reinhart, Shea Theodore, and William Nylander.
Sep 17 - 4:34 PM

Ryan Kesler (hip) didn't skate on Monday.

Kesler has been on the ice since the start of training camp. The Ducks said that him taking Monday off is part of the plan and it's expected that there will be more days like this going forward. It's not yet known if he'll be available for the season opener.
Sep 17 - 3:09 PM

Corey Perry needs to play quicker this season.

This is the reality of the NHL at this time as the game has gotten a lot faster and Perry has struggled the last two campaigns to keep up. "You want to play at a quick tempo," Perry said. "It’s not how fast you skate. It’s how fast you get the puck into offensive areas. That’s what they’ve been preaching and that’s the mandate that’s going to be established around here. Hopefully, everyone can buy into it and it works. It’s definitely something we need to do." Perry still had 49 points in 71 games last season but his fantasy owners remember the 80-plus point campaigns of time gone by and are still expecting big things from Perry. Look for 55-60 points this season from the veteran and draft him accordingly.
Sep 17 - 5:47 AM

The play of Isac Lundestrom thus far in training camp has been impressive.

The Ducks first round pick in June is quite the playmaker and his stickhandling in small spaces has been sensational. Lundestrom has signed an entry level deal with Anaheim but will likely return to Sweden to play this season. He plays a complete game and although he didn't score a lot last season, he has all the tools to do so. He has a lot of talent so do not forget about him in upcoming years.
Sep 17 - 5:42 AM

Max Jones' thumb injury will keep him out of the lineup until Oct. 15.

If that timeline is accurate, Jones will miss the first six games of the regular season. The 20-year-old had 19 goals and 24 points in 31 games last season. Expect him to start his professional career in the minor leagues.
Sep 15 - 10:47 AM

Kalle Kossila (hip surgery) will be out until Thanksgiving.

Kossila put together an impressive season in the AHL last year, as he had 21 goals and 54 points in 55 games. He added a goal and an assist in 10 games during his brief stint with the Ducks. The 25-year-old might spend a good chunk of the season in the minors, again.
Sep 15 - 10:43 AM

Korbinian Holzer underwent wrist surgery during the offseason.

Holzer will miss up to five months of action because of the procedure. The 30-year-old split last season with the Ducks and San Diego Gulls. He had no points in 16 games in the NHL and two assists in nine AHL games.
Sep 15 - 10:37 AM

A deal between restricted free agent Nick Ritchie and the Anaheim Ducks is not imminent, per GM Bob Murray.

Ritchie has been working out with the OHL's Guelph Storm. The 22-year-old had 10 goals and 27 points in 76 games last season. He won't be attending training camp until he gets a new deal from the Ducks. Don't be surprised if he ends up signing a short-term agreement.
Sep 15 - 10:31 AM

Josh Mahura (concussion) may be available to return to camp next week.

Mahura suffered what Ducks GM Bob Murray is calling a mild concussion in a recent prospects game. He posted 22 goals and 69 points in 60 games last season for the WHL's Regina Pats. Mahura is slated to play for the San Diego Gulls of the AHL in 2018-19.
Sep 14 - 5:10 PM

Patrick Eaves (shoulder) skated Friday on the first day of training camp, but he may not be available for Anaheim's regular-season opener.

Ducks GM Bob Murray was encouraged to see Eaves and Ryan Kesler (hip) on the ice, but the team won't rush them back.
Sep 14 - 3:54 PM

Nick Ritchie has been working out with the OHL's Guelph Storm.

Ritchie, who is a restricted free agent, needs a contract to attend training camp with the Ducks. Anaheim GM Bob Murray said the two sides are not close to a deal at all, but there have been plenty of conversations.
Sep 14 - 3:26 PM

Ryan Kesler was on the ice for the first day of Anaheim's training camp.

Kesler didn't skate with the regular groups, but it was still encouraging to see him out there. His status is unclear because of a hip issue and he may not be ready for opening night.
Sep 14 - 3:00 PM

An update on Ryan Kesler (hip) could come Thursday when veteran players report for physical and medical testing.

Kesler skated in just 44 games last season following hip surgery. His status for the 2018-19 campaign has been uncertain throughout the summer. Anaheim is set to open training camp on Friday.
Sep 10 - 11:22 AM


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