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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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Video- Introducing The Ryan Getzlaf Bobblehead

Ha!

 

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GIF- Nick Ritchie Fined For A Cross-Check

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Dallas Eakins Should Be The Next Coach For The Anaheim Ducks

from Mark Whicker of the LA Daily News,

The Ducks’ search for a new coach should be no more complicated than your morning search for new socks.

Dallas Eakins has coached the San Diego Gulls to a 30-18-1 record, despite roster churn that’s worthy of a Maytag. He has brought along ex-Ducks like Brandon Montour and Shea Theodore, and future Ducks like Max Jones, Sam Steel, Kevin Roy and Troy Terry.

The Gulls will likely be the source of whatever playoff hockey Southern California will see, after an epic stretch from 2012 through 2017 that featured two Stanley Cup Finals and four Western Conference Finals. There is nothing more involving than an NHL playoff spring, so this will be a time of serious withdrawal.

The Ducks and Kings face massive coaching decisions. Eakins is the most obvious candidate in Anaheim.

The first question he would face is, “What happened in Edmonton?” although that’s not specific enough. Since the Oilers lost the Stanley Cup Final to Carolina in 2006, they have made the playoffs once and have required eight coaches.

Eakins was No. 6. He lasted 113 games and won 36. Bad goaltending can get anybody fired, and Scotty Bowman wouldn’t have won in Edmonton with Al Arbour by his side. But Eakins, in his fourth year with the Gulls, also cites himself.

“I was brought there to change a culture that wasn’t great,” Eakins said.

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A Comeback Win For The St. Louis Blues

from Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

For all their trials and tribulations over the first 3½ months of the season, the Blues never lost more than three consecutive games in regulation. And three in a row happened only once — against San Jose, Los Angeles and Nashville just before Thanksgiving.

After losses to Carolina and Dallas this past weekend, the Blues were in jeopardy of having it happen again on Wednesday. After building a 3-1 lead, the next three goals belonged to Anaheim, which has the NHL's most feeble offense at just 2.15 goals per game.

As the clock ticked away, it was hard to escape that sinking feeling. With Dallas, Minnesota, Colorado and even Arizona nipping at their heels, a crushing loss appeared imminent for the Blues.

But then lightning struck. Twice. Robert Thomas scored in a 6-on-5 situation with goalie Jordan Binnington pulled in favor of an extra attacker to tie the game at 4-4 with just 1:04 to play. Twelve seconds later, captain Alex Pietrangelo broke the tie, and the Blues left Honda Center with a 5-4 victory over the Ducks.

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Video- Ian Cole Hit On Devin Shore

 

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Five More Years For Jakob Silfverberg And The Anaheim Ducks

from the Anaheim Ducks,

Jakob Silfverberg signed a five-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

Financial terms were not released.

The 28-year-old forward, who has 24 points (16 goals, eight assists) in 56 games this season, could have become an unrestricted free agent July 1.

"I've been here pretty much my entire career," Silfverberg told the Ducks website. "I really like it here. My son was born here, too, and my wife loves it here. Other than this year, this is a winning organization. It's a place to win. We've had some close calls. Within the next five years, this is going to be a contending team again. I'm excited for the future.

"I've been here most of my adult life. This is my sixth year here. It's been going by fast. People say time flies when you're having fun, and that's definitely the case here. I'm looking forward to more years."

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added 2:57pm,

 

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Video- Drake Caggiula Concussed By Rickard Rakell Hit

via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The Blackhawks lost a key part of their top line in the 4-3 win over Anaheim on Wednesday. Left wing Drake Caggiula suffered a concussion in the second period when Ducks forward Rickard Rakell smashed him into the glass as Caggiula chased down a puck.

Caggiula stayed down for a minute before being helped off the ice and went immediately to the locker room. The Hawks have no initial indication of the severity of the concussion, though coach Jeremy Colliton said there was no additional injury on the play.

“We’ll see how it goes,” Colliton said. “It’s tough to tell. Sometimes it looks terrible and you’re back right away, and sometimes it looks innocent and it takes forever. So we’ll see.”

 

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