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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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