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Ryan Kesler May Not Return Until December After Off-Season Surgery

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

Kesler had surgery to clean out bone fragments that had plagued him most of last season and hampered him as the Ducks lost to Nashville in the Western Conference final. His absence was initially projected to be no more than three months. Coupled with the anticipated absence until Nov. 1 of defensemen Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, who each underwent shoulder surgery on May 30, the Ducks will have to get by without several key players in a tough division and tough conference.

“As of right now there is no timeline whatsoever for Ryan Kesler,” Murray said. “Basically he had to play the second half of last year with no … he couldn’t skate. He couldn’t push off his right leg whatsoever so he’s got to rebuild his total glute, quad, everything, and that’s what they’re in the process of doing right now. So I’m hopeful to have him back before Christmas, but that’s all I’m going to say for right now.

“We’ll see. You know how Kes is. He’s pushing it pretty good but we’re also pushing back and just taking our time.”

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Francois Beauchemin Back With The Ducks

 

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Sad News Today, Bryan Murray Has Passed Away

 

 

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Ryan Miller’s Deal With The Ducks

 

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Cam Fowler Extension Details

 

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Patrick Eaves Agrees To A Three-Year Deal With Anaheim

 

 

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Shane Doan’s Playing Career Done In Arizona

via Pierre LeBrun tweets,

The Arizona Coyotes are parting ways with long time captain Shane Doan. The club informed him over the weekend.

Doan hasn't decided on his playing future yet. There are other teams I believe who have some interest in him.

Obviously must be a tough pill to swallow for Doan, classy leader, played for one organization his whole career

I would expect the team to offer him a job in the organization one day after his playing career is over

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Kevin Bieksa May Hold The Key For The Ducks’ Off-Season

from Eric Stephens of the OC Register,

Kevin Bieksa could hold the keys to the kind of player the Ducks will lose in the upcoming NHL expansion draft.

The veteran defenseman has a no-movement clause in a contract that enters its final year in July. And with that, Bieksa can make the Ducks protect him along with the other three players with such clauses who’ll certainly be kept from the draft – Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry.

The expansion Vegas Golden Knights will select one player from each of the other 30 teams, and Bieksa’s clause presents a challenge for the Ducks in terms of those they want to keep. The Ducks are aiming to protect seven forwards, three defensemen and one goalie.

To keep a critical forward such as Jakob Silfverberg from exposure, the Ducks were expected to ask Bieksa to waive his no-movement clause so that would allow them to protect either defenders Josh Manson or Sami Vatanen along with Hampus Lindholm and Cam Fowler.

Bieksa had to be notified of the team’s intent by 2 p.m.(PT) Monday and, if asked as is expected, has until Friday to decide if he’ll waive it or not. The team did not comment and Bieksa’s agent, Kurt Overhardt, would not confirm if his client had been asked.

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A Contract Extension For Randy Carlyle

from the Anaheim Ducks,

The Ducks have signed head coach Randy Carlyle to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 NHL season plus an option for 2019-20. Carlyle was originally under contract with the Ducks through 2017-18. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. In addition, Trent Yawney and Rich Preston will return next season as Assistant Coaches and Todd Marchant will return to his role as Director of Player Development and Special Projects.

"We made great strides this past season and clearly Randy was at the center of that," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "He's committed to this organization and to winning another Stanley Cup. Extending his contract was an easy decision for us."

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Bob Murray On Exit Interview Day For The Anaheim Ducks

from Adam Brady of AnaheimDucks.com,

Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray addressed the media this afternoon during exit interviews day at Honda Center....

Injury Updates
As is customary for a team after its playoff run has ended, Murray gave some updates on several injured players, and they were not positive for two young defenseman in particular. Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen each played through torn labrums suffered early in the playoffs, and both are likely to have surgery. Lindholm will be out 4-5 months and, "Sami's is worse," according to Murray.

Murray added that the injury that knocked Patrick Eaves out of the playoffs from the middle of the Second Round was a "deep bone bruise" that made it virtually impossible to skate. "He could be awhile with that one," Murray said. "Could be another month and a half with pain."

Meanwhile, Nate Thompson played from early in the first series with a hairline fracture in his ankle but did not miss a game. Rakell, who missed Games 5 and 6 with an ankle injury, "is going to get better quickly. He was really close [to returning]."

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