Player News - Ducks

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Ryan Kesler didn't skate on Tuesday morning because of a possible injury.

He was seen sporting a wrap on his right elbow. It's unclear if Kesler will be ready to play on Wednesday against Edmonton at this time.
Mar 31 - 2:35 PM

Korbinian Holzer (concussion) might make his Ducks debut before the regular season concludes.

Anaheim only has four games left in its schedule. Holzer was acquired by Anaheim on March 2 from Toronto in exchange for Eric Brewer and a fifth-rounder. He has six assists in 34 games in 2014-15.
Mar 31 - 9:19 AM

James Wisniewski had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 win against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.

Wisniewski in on a three-game point streak. That gives him five points in 10 games with Anaheim since being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Mar 30 - 8:27 AM

Tomas Fleischmann had an assist in Anaheim's 2-1 win over New Jersey on Sunday.

Anaheim acquired Fleischmann from Florida in exchange for Dany Heatley and a third-round pick. Fleischmann has gone on to record a goal and four points in 11 games with the Ducks.
Mar 30 - 8:25 AM

John Gibson stopped 26 of 27 shots in Sunday's 2-1 win over New Jersey.

Gibson blanked the Devils until Dainius Zubrus beat him with under four minutes remaining in the game. New Jersey isn't an offensive powerhouse but Gibson still deserved credit for playing a solid game. The 21-year-old has a 13-7-0 record with a 2.58 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage. Gibson probably won't be the Ducks' starting goaltender come playoff time but he remains the goaltender of the future.
Mar 29 - 9:55 PM

Ryan Kesler scored a goal in Anaheim's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

Kesler's goal opened the scoring in the first period. The goal was Kesler 20th of the season. He has now hit 20 goals seven times in his NHL career. James Wisniewski picked up the only assist on Kesler's goal. He finished the game with a plus-2 rating, three shots on goal and a blocked shot in 18:38 of action. The 30-year-old has 20 goals and 47 points in 78 games this season.
Mar 29 - 9:46 PM

Clayton Stoner will be scratched from Sunday's tilt with the New Jersey Devils due to a lower body injury.

Stoner has amassed eight points, 66 PIMs, 80 blocks, and 120 hits over 67 games this season.
Mar 29 - 7:42 PM

Matt Beleskey was made a late scratch after suffering a lower body injury during warm-ups ahead of Sunday's tilt with New Jersey.

Tough break for Beleskey, who had put up two points over his previous three games. The 26 year old forward has posted 22 goals, 32 points and 150 hits over 62 games this season.
Mar 29 - 7:39 PM

John Gibson will get the start against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Gibson comes in with a 12-7-0 record with .914 save percentage and a 2.65 GAA through 21 games this season. Gibson also owns 12 Quality Starts against four Really Bad Starts. He has never faced the Devils before.
Mar 29 - 6:59 PM

Emerson Etem and Tomas Fleischmann will be scratched against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night.

Etem has yet to fully blossom through 109 career NHL games since the 2012-13 season, producing 15 goals, 31 points, and 150 hits during that span. He has 10 points and 57 hits through 42 games this season. The veteran Fleischmann meanwhile has three points and nine hits through his first 10 games with the Ducks. And he's accumulated 24 points and 62 hits through 62 combined games with the Panthers and now Ducks.
Mar 29 - 6:18 PM

Defenseman Hampus Lindholm was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

The Ducks have eight healthy defensemen so someone has to sit and it was Lindholm's turn on Saturday. James Wisniewski was banished to the press box on Thursday and returned to the lineup Saturday. "Sometimes I really believe it’s a good time to watch a game to get hungry to get back in," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "And every time we’ve done that, the guy that’s come back in ... I thought Wiz was very good today. It’s had the positive effect that we think it’s supposed to have." Don't read anything into this as Lindholm is a good blueliner who is only going to get better. He has seven goals, 33 points and a plus-22 rating and should be drafted in the middle rounds next season.
Mar 29 - 7:29 AM

Andrew Cogliano scored the game-winner as the Anaheim Ducks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday.

Cogliano now has 14 goals and two GWGs on the season. He also has 26 points in what's primarily a defensive role for the Ducks.
Mar 28 - 4:39 PM

Frederik Andersen helped the Anaheim Ducks secure a playoff berth by beating the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday.

Andersen stopped 29 out of 31 shots to improve his 2014-15 record to 33-11-5. He's now won three of his last four games, possibly swinging the always-busy Ducks goalie battle back in his direction.
Mar 28 - 4:24 PM

Cam Fowler needed only one game in the press box to figure out his game.

Fowler picked up a couple of assists on Thursday after being a healthy scratch on Tuesday. "No one likes to sit and watch from the stands when you feel like you can go out there and help your team," Fowler said. "I think I kind of fallen into a habit of kind of just letting the game come to me instead of being aggressive and using my skating ability. When I do that, I feel like that’s when I’m most effective. I needed to get back to doing that." The 23-year-old blueliner has seven goals and 33 points this season and should reach the 40 point mark in 2015-16. Draft him accordingly.
Mar 28 - 6:31 AM

Frederik Andersen stated that he was back to his early form after Thursday's win over Boston.

Andersen was a top-five goalie before he injured his neck on February 8 and had been sharing the net with John Gibson since his return on March 4. "I think yesterday was the first time I’ve been back and even though they scored on a bad rebound, I still felt like I was seeing the puck the whole game," Andersen said Friday. "Especially through traffic, I was battling really hard and having a (expletive) you mentality. They can’t screen me or they can’t shoot around me. Excuse my language but that was kind of how I felt. Just having your old demeanor back." He is now 32-11-5 with a 2.41 GAA and a .913 save percentage. You can confidently play him again in fantasy hockey.
Mar 28 - 6:28 AM


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