Player News - Ducks

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John Gibson will be credited with a 6-5 victory by the Anaheim Ducks over the Carolina Hurricanes, but he gave up five goals on 34 shots Wednesday night.

That many goals against the Ducks’ netminder minimized his effectiveness as a fantasy asset. This was the first time in the past four games that he failed to crack the .900 mark, however, recording only an .853 Wednesday night. Owners might want to keep him on their radar screen.
Dec 8 - 1:59 AM

Corey Perry scored at the 17:32 minute to tie the Carolina Hurricanes late in the third in what eventually became a 6-5 win by the Anaheim Ducks Wednesday night.

Immediately after doing so, Perry heaved a huge sigh of relief. His goal is only the fifth of the season and it snapped an 18-game streak in which he failed to find the back of the net. He has remained fantasy relevant, however, with 14 assists in that same span of events.
Dec 8 - 1:45 AM

Ondrej Kase slipped one past Cam Ward in the fourth round of a shootout to hand the Anaheim Ducks a 6-5 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday night.

Kase also had an assist Wednesday night on a goal by Stefan Noesen. It was Kase’s third assist of the season and Noesen’s first goal. Kase has only four points for the season and was not on many radar screens, but he was certainly more popular than Noesen who made only his third career start. In just 7:41 minutes of ice time, he scored his first career goal in the NHL.
Dec 8 - 1:38 AM

John Gibson will get the nod on Wednesday against Carolina.

He dropped a 3-2 overtime decision to Edmonton on Saturday in his last outing. The loss drpped his record to 8-7-4 on the season. Gibson also has a 2.45 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage in 19 appearances.
Dec 7 - 3:51 PM

Stefan Noesen has been called up by Anaheim.

He has produced three goals and 11 points in 18 contests with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL this year. Noesen has skated in just two games with the Ducks over the last two seasons and he is expected to play in his third match on Wednesday night.
Dec 7 - 3:47 PM

Rickard Rakell (upper body) is questionable to play Wednesday.

"I'm starting to feel better," Rakell said after skating on Tuesday. "So I'm taking it day by day. Just hoping it feels even better tomorrow." Rakell could be ready to play against Carolina after he sat out Sunday's game with an aggravated upper-body injury. He has found the back of the net in six of his last eight games and he wants to get back into the lineup as soon as he can.
Dec 6 - 6:17 PM

Chris Wagner has been assigned to AHL San Diego.

Wagner has two goals in 21 games with the Ducks this season.
Dec 6 - 5:51 PM

After a rough showing on Sunday, Jonathan Bernier will need to bounce back.

Bernier allowed eight goals on just 25 shots in an 8-3 loss to Calgary on Sunday. Ryan Kesler suggested that the Ducks collectively deserve the blame of the blowout loss while Antoine Vermette emphasized that they still have confidence in Bernier. "What you try to do is you try to flush what happened," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. "You can’t change what just went. Try to play a period that we can get ourselves in a preparation mode for our next one." Unfortunately for Bernier, as the backup goaltender it might be a little bit before he's able to put that game behind him by getting another start.
Dec 6 - 9:58 AM

Antoine Vermette was a minus-three Sunday.

Vermette was a minus-one in his previous game and is a minus-four this season. Vermette has a huge benefit in some fantasy pools as he is the best in the league this year at the faceoff dot but his four goals and five assists aren't exactly great stats to help you win a pool.
Dec 5 - 6:54 AM

John Gibson was suffering from the stomach flu and diarrhea on Sunday.

Gibson remained on the Anaheim bench while Jonathan Bernier was pummeled in the Ducks net as Calgary put eight past him on only 25 shots. The Ducks next play Carolina at home on Wednesday and coach Randy Carlyle hopes that Gibson is 100 percent to go. We mean in net. Gibson is 8-7-4 with a 2.45 GAA and a .915 save percentage and should be in most lineups this week.
Dec 5 - 6:48 AM

Joseph Cramarossa (lower body) was activated from the IL on Sunday.

Cramarossa returned from his injury and celebrated with a third period fight with Alex Chiasson. He was a minus-one and has a goal and three points in 14 games.
Dec 5 - 2:50 AM

Jonathan Bernier was shelled by the Flames on Sunday night, as the veteran allowed eight goals on 25 shots in an 8-3 loss.

Bernier was enjoying a solid start to the season in his new home in Anaheim, but was brought back down to reality in his tenth game. He falls to 4-2-1 with a 2.77 goals against average and .906 save percentage.
Dec 5 - 1:12 AM

Ryan Kesler notched two goals in an otherwise horrible night for the Ducks, who lost 8-3 to the Calgary Flames on Sunday.

Kesler now has 11 goals and 21 points in 26 games; keeping on pace for his best offensive output since the 2010-11 season when he scored 73 points with the Canucks.
Dec 5 - 12:17 AM

Rickard Rakell has been sidelined with an upper body injury, and will not play on Sunday against the Flames.

No word yet on the type or severity, but the team has stated that he's considered day-to-day. Rakell has been on fire this season with 10 goals and 14 points in 16 games, so be sure to hang on to him.
Dec 4 - 9:08 PM

Once again it'll be Chris Wagner and Korbinian Holzer on the pine as the Ducks take on the Flames on Sunday.

Unfortunately, neither player boasts much fantasy value. Through 21 games thus far Wagner has posted just two goals and 46 hits, not bad rates if you're in need of physical play. Holzer however is still waiting to play his ninth game of the season.
Dec 4 - 8:55 PM


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