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Habs Send Nicolas Deslauriers To Anaheim

MONTREAL - General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Sunday that the Canadiens have acquired the Anaheim Ducks' fourth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for forward Nicolas Deslauriers.

In 106 games with the Canadiens over the last two seasons, Deslauriers amassed 12 goals and 19 points. He also dished out 373 hits.

The 28-year-old LaSalle, QC native registered two goals and five points in 48 games this past year.

Deslauriers was acquired by Montreal in October 2017 in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres.

He was a third-round pick of the Los Angeles Kings - selected 84th overall - in the 2009 NHL Draft.

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Anaheim Ducks Sign Three Of Their Own

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Ryan Miller, defenseman Korbinian Holzer and center Derek Grant to one-year contract extensions through the 2019-20 NHL season.

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Goodbye Corey Perry

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

Finally, those who doubted Corey Perry’s hockey future might be right.

It just took 14 seasons, four All-Star games and 372 goals.

They might not be right either.

The Ducks bought out Perry’s contract Wednesday. He had lost a step while the NHL had gained two. He wasn’t a first-line player anymore. Nobody inside the franchise could stomach watching him play on the fourth.

The quickest way to feel old is to watch Perry, 34, grow old, because he always played like Ryan Getzlaf’s rambunctious little brother. They were born six days apart, and Perry kept going where he didn’t belong, emerging with a goal, a welt and a smirk. That was his personal hat trick.

“People didn’t realize he was such a big guy,” said Sean O’Donnell, who played with and against Perry and shared that Stanley Cup in 2007. “But he had that baby face and that little head. He’d go to the net and stay there no matter what you did to him, and he’d figure out a way to score and you never knew how he did it.

“You loved him as a teammate because he would do anything to win. You didn’t like him as an opponent because he was a pain in the butt.”

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Anyone Want Corey Perry?

via TSN,

The Anaheim Ducks are in the process of finalizing paperwork to buy out Corey Perrythis morning, according to TSN Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli.

Perry is not expected to be placed on waivers due his no-movement clause. He has two years left on his deal with a cap hit of $8.6 million.

Last season, Perry had just 10 points in 31 games played with the Ducks last season. He is coming off meniscus and MCL injuries and missed the first five months of the season after knee injury. 

He was drafted by the Ducks in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft. Perry won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007, and won the Hart and Rocket Richard trophies in 2011. 

 

 

added 12:15pm, It's official,

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A Different Type Of Coach For The Anaheim Ducks

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

The Ducks’ new guy is Dallas Eakins, who has spent four years coaching the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League and took them to the Calder Cup semifinals this spring. He had one NHL opportunity, at Edmonton, and will tell you he shanked it, although maybe it wasn’t him: The Oilers just hired their eighth coach since 2009.

“We have heard some good things from the young guys who came up from San Diego,” defenseman Hampus Lindholm said Monday, as Eakins was certified as the head coach, at the ultra-spiffy new Great Park facility.

“Being from Sweden, I’m more used to that type of coach, who interacts with the players more, and builds the team up into a family. We have had the old-school type of coach, I’d say. Now I hear this coach saying that we’re in this journey all together.”

General Manager Bob Murray studied Eakins closely, even before he dismissed Randy Carlyle and went behind the Ducks’ bench himself.

“The players who came up from there were always professional,” Murray said. “His team played very hard. When we were crippled with injuries, it made them crippled with injuries, and through all those overtime periods they eventually just ran out of gas.”

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Dallas Eakins Is The New Head Coach For The Anaheim Ducks

via the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks today have named Dallas Eakins head coach. With the announcement, Eakins becomes the 10th head coach in franchise history.

"Dallas is an outstanding head coach who has worked well with our players since joining the organization four years ago," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "He is a tremendous leader and strategist, and deserves this opportunity."

Eakins, 52 (1/20/67), most recently served as head coach for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League (AHL) from 2015-19. In his four seasons behind the bench, Eakins led San Diego to a 154-95-23 record and three trips to the Calder Cup Playoffs. Under Eakins, the Gulls led the AHL Pacific Division in wins, points (331) and points percentage (.608) since the division's inception in 2015-16.

"This is a tremendous honor for my family," said Eakins. "I am truly humbled. It was a privilege to serve as head coach of the San Diego Gulls during our first four seasons, and I look forward to build off that success here in Anaheim."

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The Anaheim Ducks Still Need A Head Coach

from Curtis Zupkw of the LA Times,

The Ducks’ coaching search has picked up steam as several names have surfaced to fill the last vacancy in the NHL.

In addition to Dallas Eakins, coach of their minor league affiliate San Diego Gulls, others in the mix are Dallas Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson and New York Islanders assistant coach Lane Lambert, the Los Angeles Times confirmed. Rick Bowness, another Dallas assistant, is also under consideration, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN.

Ducks general manager Bob Murray is expected to do interviews this week, but he is attending this week’s NHL scouting combine in Buffalo, N.Y. It is not known if Eakins will have a formal interview because Murray is already familiar with him, and Eakins was already seen as a strong candidate to replace the fired Randy Carlyle.

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Ryan Kesler Had Successful Hip Surgery

via the Anaheim Ducks,

Ryan Kesler underwent successful right hip resurfacing surgery on Thursday, May 9 in New York. The surgery was performed by Dr. Edwin Su. Hip resurfacing is a bone-preserving hip replacement that can provide pain relief and increase function in normal activities of daily living. The surgery does leave open the possibility that Kesler could resume his NHL career following a lengthy recovery.

"As we all know, Ryan has been fiercely battling his condition for quite some time," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "I've been extremely impressed by his determination to play despite being significantly injured. At this point, Ryan needs to think about his life and family. The pain he felt was significant and we agree with his decision to have this surgery. While it's unlikely he will play in 2019-20, we will support any decision he makes about his future playing career. He deserves the utmost respect, which he will receive from the entire Ducks organization as he contemplates his future."

"At this point in my career, this surgery was the best option for my quality of life," said Kesler. "The pain I was suffering has been greatly reduced since the procedure, and I'm grateful for that. While my playing future is unknown, I'm in a good place. I want to thank all the doctors and trainers as part of 'Team Kesler,' my teammates, my agent Kurt Overhardt, the Ducks organization, the fans, and most importantly, my family, for their support. I'm extremely appreciative of everyone that has helped me through the process. I look forward to spending more time with my family and doing everyday activities without pain."

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GIF- Ryan Getzlaf Fined For Roughing

NEW YORK (April 7, 2019) – Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf has been fined $2,500 for roughing Los Angeles Kings forward Adrian Kempe during NHL Game No. 1256 in Anaheim on Friday, April 5, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 19:12 of the third period. Getzlaf was assessed a 10-minute misconduct.

Watch the incident below.

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Bob Murray On The Health Of Ryan Kesler And Patrick Eaves

via Kyle Shohara of the Ducks website,

With the season winding down, Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager and Interim Head Coach Bob Murray today gave injury updates to Ryan Kesler and Patrick Eaves.

Kesler has missed the past seven games with a hip injury and has been limited to 60 games this season. The 34-year-old center appeared in his 1,000th NHL game on March 5 at Arizona. "We're going to meet with the doctors tonight, Kes and I," Murray said to reporters today. "Kes has to get everything in his life in order as to what he has to do in order to play. It's not exactly good for his body, the things he puts himself through. We need to take full inventory of where he is in his life and go forward from there. The agent and I have talked a bunch."

Murray wasn't optimistic when asked if there's a chance the former Selke Trophy winner suits up over the final two weeks of the season. "I doubt strongly you'll see him again this year."

Eaves hasn't played with the Ducks since Feb. 4 vs. Toronto and has been limited to seven games this season. The 34-year-old forward has also appeared in seven games with the AHL's San Diego Gulls, most recently on Feb. 23. Eaves played just two games last season because of post-viral syndrome.

"He's had a setback," said Murray. "Texted with him yesterday. There is no new diagnosis or anything. This is a very troubling situation, and everybody is doing the best they can with it. There is no diagnosis, and he's just struggling again with everything. Like Kes, we hope he gets better so he can have a normal life. I don't want to speak for him, but he's just struggling. It's more like what he had last year.

"He's experiencing some of the same issues as last year. Let's just leave it at that."

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