Anaheim Ducks

Welcome Shea Theodore to the trade rumor mill
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The deadline for the Vegas Golden Knights to submit their expansion draft selections has passed, and now we await for the roster to get revealed, as well as the supposedly many side deals George McPhee had with other clubs around the NHL. Yesterday, McPhee said he had “at least” six trades completed. The Anaheim Ducks […]

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Kesler could reportedly be out 4-5 months after hip surgery
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After undergoing another hip surgery, Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Kesler told reporters on Tuesday that he could potentially be out four to five months, according to NHL.com. Initially, it was expected that Kesler would miss 12 weeks after the club said he underwent an operation for some “general cleaning” that included the removal of bone […]

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Ducks don’t protect Manson or Vatanen, may have deal with Vegas
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With that in mind, the Golden Knights might be justified in serving as a “middle man” in getting valuable players and then flipping them for assets. Yes, indeed: the hockey world is George McPhee’s oyster. Honestly, one could have a lot of fun debating Vatanen or Manson … but it sounds like the Ducks worked […]

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Ducks C Ryan Kesler has hip surgery, will be out 3 months
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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler has undergone hip surgery that will keep the Selke Trophy finalist away from full hockey activity for 12 weeks. The 32-year-old Kesler had surgery last week, the Ducks announced Saturday. The Ducks will begin training camp in approximately three months.

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NHL expansion draft: 12 biggest surprises on Vegas protected lists
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The NHL released the expansion draft protected and unprotected lists on Sunday, as we finally know which players the Vegas Golden Knights will have a chance to select this week, before the picks are formally announced at Wednesday’s NHL Awards. There are going to be many side deals, announced and unannounced, that affect who Vegas […]

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Ryan Kesler out 12 weeks after hip surgery
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Ryan Kesler is no stranger to hip surgery. He underwent an operation in the summer of 2011 following Vancouver’s Stanley Cup Final loss. And on Saturday, the Anaheim Ducks announced the 32-year-old center had hip surgery last week — a general “cleaning

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Anaheim Ducks move to buy out injured D Simon Despres
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The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with defenseman Simon Despres, whose once-promising career has been curtailed by serious concussion issues. The Ducks placed Despres on waivers Friday. General manager Bob Murray indicated the club will buy out the remainder of his $18.5 million contract.

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Ducks reportedly make deal with Golden Knights to protect defensemen from expansion
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Kevin Bieksa will not have to waive his NMC, per Sportsnet. The Anaheim Ducks are in a quandary: they have a lot of good defensemen but can’t protect all of them in the expansion draft. One of them they’d like to keep but don’t really want to protect is Kevin Bieksa.

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Ducks give Carlyle one-year extension after strong return to Anaheim
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When the Anaheim Ducks brought back Randy Carlyle after firing Bruce Boudreau last summer, the move was met with ridicule. Instead, he enjoyed a largely successful re-debut in 2016-17 that included a Pacific Division title and run to the Western Conference Final, so the Ducks rewarded him on Friday. Now, sports teams are notorious for […]

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Ducks' Hampus Lindholm, Sami Vatanen out long-term for shoulder surgery
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa both say the Anaheim Ducks' narrow defeat in the Western Conference finals this week was the toughest loss of their hockey careers. The Ducks packed up for the summer Thursday with regret over a missed championship opportunity, accompanied by pride in their resilient run to hockey's final […]

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Report: ‘All signs point’ to contract extension for Ducks’ Fowler
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LeBrun reported this morning that talks between the Ducks and the 25-year-old defenseman are expected to resume next week. It won’t be cheap to re-sign Fowler, who can become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Assuming the Ducks only protect three defensemen, that would only leave one spot to protect Sami Vatanen, Josh Manson, or […]

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Trouble for Ducks: Lindholm and Vatanen need major shoulder surgeries, will miss months
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After being eliminated in Game 6 of the Western Conference final — the toughest loss of Ryan Kesler’s career, apparently — the Ducks broke more bad news on Friday as GM Bob Murray announced d-men Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen both require torn labrum surgery, and will be out an awfully long time. The timeline […]

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