Ducks Rumors & News

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    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    ROSTER MOVE: #NHLDucks recall d-man Shea Theodore (@stheodore17) from the @SDGullsAHL. He is practicing today.

  • Blackhawks rally for stunning victory with two late goals over Ducks

    Chicago Sun-Times "Down two goals at the Honda Center with less than two minutes left? The Blackhawks had the Anaheim Ducks right where they wanted them. “With our skill, you’re never out of it,” Corey Crawford said. The Ducks know that all too well. After 56 largely sluggish and sloppy minutes, Marian..." November 28

  • Likely no suspension for Matt Beleskey’s hit on Derek Stepan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alain Vigneault went there in comparing Matt Beleskey‘s hit on Derek Stepan to the notorious check Aaron Rome delivered on Nathan Horton many moons ago, but the league seems to disagree. While Rome sat through that memorable Stanley Cup Final between Boston and Vancouver, it sounds like..." November 28

  • NHL seeks scoring solutions amid season of fewer goals, more shutouts

    Tampa Tribune "Goals, goals, goals. Where did they all go? On many a night around the NHL, goals are like an oasis off in the distance that turns out to be a mirage. Take a look at the scoreboard on any given night and there is a good chance somebody is posting a shutout. And if a team isn’t being kept..." November 27

  • Coyotes top Ducks for third time this season

    Arizona Republic "The "A" slapped on Coyotes center Antoine Vermette’s sweater was new, an addition in the absence of captain Shane Doan who was unable to suit up because of a lower-body injury. But the makeover wasn’t exclusive to wardrobe. Vermette made another change, erasing a 14-game goal drought to..." November 26

  • First Line Roars To Life As Ducks Dispatch Flames 5-3

    Anaheim Calling "It was a rocky start but the first line roared to life, extending one of the longest runs of form over an opponent in league history. Ryan Getzlaf assisted on all five goals as the Anaheim Ducks rallied with three goals in the third period to douse the Calgary Flames 5-3 on Tuesday night at..." November 25

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Per BB, Hampus Lindholm (upper body) will be back in tonight after missing game in Tampa Bay.

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Bishop, Lightning shut out Ducks

    Tampa Bay Times "Goalie Ben Bishop said he believes in the "law of averages." Having lost several hard-luck starts for the Lightning this season because of little goal support — including having a five-game losing streak — he figured it'd all balance out. What a better day for that to start than Saturday,..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Ducks Dominate Panthers, Sweep Season Series With 3-1 Win

    Anaheim Calling "After watching a hot goalie stymie a comeback the last time out, the Anaheim Ducks weren't about to allow another quality crease performance undo a dominant effort. Anaheim outshot the host Florida Panthers by a 41-24 margin, getting a late shorthanded goal by Andrew Cogliano to seal a 3-1 win..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Predators survive 'dangerous' Ducks

    Tennessean "Rarely do two teams wrap up their season series as quickly as the Predators and Ducks did Tuesday at Bridgestone Arena. After splitting the first two meetings, Nashville survived a late Anaheim onslaught to prevail 3-2. “They played hard, and it definitely felt like we played most of our game..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Hagelin's Three-Point Night Powers Ducks To 4-1 Win Over Hurricanes

    Anaheim Calling "With many eyes trained on the second line before the game with the NHL debut of Nick Ritchie, it was the third line that proved critical for the Anaheim Ducks. Carl Hagelin had a goal and two assists while Anton Khudobin made 24 saves against his former team to lead the Ducks to a 4-1 win over..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Clayton Stoner will enter plea deal for illegally hunting a bear

    Puck Drunk Love "Clayton Stoner is facing five separate charges for illegally hunting a grizzly bear in British Columbia back in 2013. Stoner is reportedly eager to close the door on the matter and plans to plead guilty to the charges. As reported by Prosecutor Jim Cryder told a provincial court..." November 16

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    SiriusXM NHL Network @SiriusXMNHL

    The #Avalanche have claimed forward Chris Wagner off waivers from the #Ducks

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks put Chris Wagner on waivers. So much for that kiss of death notebook item yesterday.

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    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    ROSTER MOVES: #NHLDucks recall LW Nick Ritchie and C Michael Sgarbossa from @SDGullsAHL; reassign Max Friberg and Korbinian Holzer to SD.

  • Islanders dominate Ducks to end California trip

    New York Post "Frans Nielsen scored twice in the third period, backup goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots, and Islanders beat the Ducks 4-1 Friday night. Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck also had goals for the Islanders, who won two of three on a California road trip. Nelson, who had the Islanders’ only..." November 14

  • Oilers clip Ducks 4-3 in OT

    Edmonton Sun "Perhaps it’s not the start but the finish the Edmonton Oilers should be focusing on moving forward. After another sluggish first period, the Oilers were able to battle back on three separate occasions to pull out a 4-3 overtime win against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday. Teddy Purcell..." November 12

  • Patrick Marleau would accept trade to Ducks, Kings or Rangers

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Patrick Marleau would accept a trade to one of three teams, an NHL source has informed The New York Rangers, Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings would all be locations that the Sharks’ all-time leading scorer would deem acceptable. The Rangers have had..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Rookies help Coyotes rally past Ducks for overtime win

    Arizona Republic "The schedule is set for the remainder of the season, but the Coyotes might want to petition for more games in Anaheim against the Ducks. After a commanding 4-0 victory Oct. 14 that remains the gold standard so far, the Coyotes delivered a comeback performance Monday that was equally..." November 10

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Perry's goal, Khudobin's goaltending lead Ducks past Sharks

    Orange County Register "Climbing out of the big hole isn’t so daunting now. The Ducks did themselves no favors with a wretched start to their season but they’ve been crawling up the Pacific Division well and can see the light. Anton Khudobin stopped 31 shots for his fifth career shutout and Corey Perry’s..." November 08

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks assign Harry Zolnierczyk back to AHL San Diego. Gulls playing @sjbarracuda up at SAP at 1:15 PT.

  • Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry enjoy reunion as Ducks sneak past Blue Jackets

    Orange County Register "It was back in training camp where the original plan was to see if putting Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on different lines could give the Ducks a different look to throw at teams. Putting that plan in storage with mothballs should be the only option right now. Minus his appendix after..." November 07

  • Ducks captain Getzlaf returning vs. Blue Jackets "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will return to the lineup Friday against the Columbus Blue Jackets (10 p.m. ET; FS-O, PRIME, FS-SD). Getzlaf has missed the past four games recovering from an appendectomy performed Oct. 28. In his absence the Ducks went 2-2-0 but have won their past two..." November 06

  • Ducks lose Rakell to upper-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Anaheim Ducks aren’t losing games, they’re losing players to injuries. (Sometimes both.) The team announced that Rickard Rakell will not return to Wednesday’s game against the Florida Panthers thanks to an upper-body injury. It’s not yet clear how Rakell was injured – feel free..." November 05

  • Rookie Rocco Grimaldi scores in hometown debut but Panthers fall 3-2 in shootout to Ducks

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Anaheim native Rocco Grimaldi nearly penned a storybook opening chapter in his first NHL game in front of his family and friends with a goal. And Roberto Luongo played his heart out but neither effort was enough to prevent a heartbreaking 3-2 shootout loss to the reeling Ducks Wednesday night..." November 05

  • Getzlaf (appendectomy) to miss fourth straight amid hernia concerns

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who had his appendix removed last week, won’t return to the lineup tonight when Anaheim hosts Florida at the Honda Center. It’s not even clear when he’ll resume practicing with his teammates. Getzalf has yet to be greenlit for taking contact, which is why he had..." November 04

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks say that left wing Jiri Sekac has a sprained right ankle. Time frame TBD but likely at least out this week.

  • Ducks waive veteran tough guy Jackman

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim has placed forward Tim Jackman on waivers, per multiple outlets. Jackman, 33, has only appeared in two games for the Ducks this season, averaging a mere 5:44 of ice time. Despite signing a one-year, $700,000 extension with the club back in February, Jackman was pushed down the depth..." November 03

  • Three Goal First, Forty Andersen Saves Stake Ducks To 4-2 Win

    Anaheim Calling "After having been amongst the best players in analytic stats for the Anaheim Ducks in the early part of the season, Chris Stewart finally had his breakthrough performance on the scoresheet. The burly forward had a goal and two assists as the Ducks scored the first three goals of the game,..." November 02

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Ducks GM Bob Murray on Bruce Boudreau's future:

  • Bruce Boudreau's job appears safe for now as GM pledges patience

    CBS Sports "Bruce Boudreau is still the head coach of the Anaheim Ducks. General manager Bob Murray hopes it is able to stay that way. With rumors and speculation increasing that Boudreau's job was in serious jeopardy amid a 1-7-2 start to the season, the Ducks GM finally spoke up. Quote via Eric Stephens..." October 31

  • Blues get a bounce to beat Ducks

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues got a break, got a scare and got a bounce on Thursday night, the end result being a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks in which the team and its fans moved from darkest fear to shining moment in a matter of about 30 minutes. That was about how much time passed between when Vladimir..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Dallas Stars Use Huge Comeback to Down Anaheim Ducks 4-3

    Defending Big D "The Anaheim Ducks are a better team that their record suggests. They were a game away from a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in the spring. They have two of the best, if petulant, talents in the league in Perry and Getzlaf. They are going to figure it out eventually in a weak Pacific Division..." October 28

  • Boudreau admits latest Ducks loss is ‘demoralizing’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The latest Anaheim Ducks’ defeat – one in which they lost despite going up three goals in the first period – has elicited three types of responses from hockey fans. 1. Some say “Aw, poor Bruce Boudreau.” 2. Others laugh at his misfortune. 3. Many opt for both. That 4-3 loss to the..." October 28

  • The Ducks flailing start shouldn't be ignored, but it's not crisis mode yet

    Puck Drunk Love "The Anaheim Ducks are in a tough situation to start the year. A ghastly start has had the Ducks spinning their tires to a 1-5-1 record. With three points out of a possible 14, the Ducks have the worst record in the West and the second-lowest point total in the NHL. Only the lowly Blue Jackets have..." October 27

  • Toews gives Blackhawks win over Ducks with second straight OT goal

    CSN Chicago "When Duncan Keith was sidelined following right-knee surgery, the Blackhawks talked of everyone having to help more on defense. Defensemen had to do a little more. Forwards had to help, too. But ultimately, the best line of defense is still the goaltender. And Corey Crawford has been doing is..." October 27

  • Getzlaf Will Not Play Tonight at Dallas Due to Appendicitis "Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf will not play in tonight’s game at Dallas due to appendicitis. He has returned home to have an appendectomy (non-emergency), which is scheduled for tomorrow in Orange County. Getzlaf, who has had discomfort intermittently over the last six weeks, is expected to miss..." October 27