Player News - Ducks

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Thanks to Anaheim's four-game sweep, it's been a while since they last played.

The Ducks' last game was on April 22, nearly a full week ago. It's given them a chance to rest and let some injuries heal, but it also might kill their momentum. The first round won't end until Wednesday, so Anaheim will have to wait at least a little longer to finally kick off its next series.
Apr 28 - 10:42 AM

James Wisniewski didn't play at all in the first round.

Anaheim acquired Wisniewski from Columbus on March 2 and it's surprising to see the talented defenseman kept out of the lineup. At the same time, the Ducks swept the Jets, so there wasn't any incentive for Anaheim to make adjustments. It's likely just a matter of time before Wisniewski gets his chance.
Apr 27 - 6:25 AM

There's a good chance that John Gibson (hand) will start the second round as Frederik Andersen's understudy.

It sounded like Gibson would have been available for Game 4 of the first round, but the Ducks opted to wait. The starting gig is Andersen's to lose, but Gibson's return does give Anaheim a strong insurance policy should Andersen falter.
Apr 27 - 6:20 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Shea Theodore from the minors.

The Ducks first round pick and 26th overall in the 2013 Draft is a high scoring defenseman who may need some more minor league seasoning. He played a bit in Norfolk at the end of the season but had 13 goals and 48 points in 43 games for Seattle of the WHL. He shouldn't see any playoff action but with the Admirals eliminated from play in the AHL, the chance to be with the Ducks during the Stanley Cup run, can only help him in the future.
Apr 26 - 6:47 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Michael Sgarbossa from the minors.

Sgarbossa saw some NHL action this season with Colorado before he was dealt to the Ducks at the trade deadline for Mat Clark. He played three NHL games for the Avs and picked up his first point in The Show. He played in 20 AHL games for Norfolk after the trade and had six goals and 15 points.
Apr 26 - 6:43 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Andrew O'Brien from the minors.

The fourth round pick in the 2012 Draft has spent the last two seasons in the minors. He had four goals, 14 points and 118 penalty minutes in 62 games with Norfolk of the AHL this season.
Apr 26 - 6:37 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Brandon Montour from the minors.

The defenseman inked a three-year/entry level deal in mid-March after playing for UMass-Amherst. The second round pick in the 2014 draft was taken 55th overall. He will get a nice taste of life in the NHL during the Stanley Cup playoffs but a place in the lineup is highly doubtful unless the Ducks get a rash of injuries.
Apr 26 - 6:34 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled defenseman Jaycob Megna from Norfolk of the AHL.

The seventh round pick in the 2012 Draft, Megna spent the season with Norfolk, his first as a professional after a three year career with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. The defensive defenseman had a goal and five points in 32 games this season.
Apr 26 - 6:30 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Max Friberg from the minors.

The winger made his NHL debut this season for the Ducks when Corey Perry was out of action for a game. Friberg had 15 goals and 40 points in 58 games this season with Norfolk and the 22-year-old is regarded as a fringe prospect at this time.
Apr 26 - 6:27 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled Mark Fistric from Norfolk.

The Ducks sent Fistric to the minors after he went unclaimed on waiver on January 21. He last played for Anaheim on December 22 and had no points in nine NHL games this season. He had a goal, seven points and 84 penalty minutes in 34 minor league games this season.
Apr 26 - 6:24 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goaltender Ryan Faragher from the minors.

Faragher will be a good practice goalie this post-season as he played his first professional season after the Ducks signed him to a contract out of St. Cloud State a year ago. He played 15 games for Norfolk of the AHL where he was 4-9-1 with a 2.57 GAA and a .901 save percentage. It will be good for the 24-year-old to be around a team that is in the hunt for the Stanley Cup.
Apr 26 - 6:21 AM

Nate Thompson (upper body) could be ready for the second round of the playoffs.

Thompson was injured in the third period of the season finale and missed the first round of the post-season. Coach Bruce Boudreau stated that he is getting better and could be available for Game 1. Stay tuned.
Apr 26 - 6:17 AM

Chris Wagner (upper body) is skating and shooting but still is still unable to practice with the Ducks.

Wagner missed the last two games of the four game sweep over Winnipeg and is likely to miss the start of the Calgary Flames series. The fourth line center played well against the Jets when he was in the lineup and is a nice depth player for the Ducks.
Apr 26 - 6:15 AM

Clayton Stoner sat out practice on Saturday.

Stoner was given the day off as a maintenance day. The Ducks want Stoner to be healthy for the second round of the playoffs and it's expected that he will return to practice Monday as Sunday is a day off for the Ducks.
Apr 26 - 6:12 AM

Simon Despres took Saturday off practice as a maintenance day.

The defenseman is expected to practice on Monday as the Ducks will not practice Sunday. Despres has been a nice surprise since Anaheim dealt for him at the deadline. He is worth looking at in deep drafts next season as a 5-6 defenseman. The Ducks will take on the Calgary Flames in one Western Conference semi-final matchup.
Apr 26 - 6:10 AM


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