Ducks Rumors & News

  • Ducks out to show GM Bob Murray they should add at trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Sooner rather than later, the Ducks have to start racking up wins, if only to keep from further behind their direct competitors for a playoff spot. Working beside that is the need to show General Manager Bob Murray that they have the goods to not only be a playoff team but one worth parting..." February 16

  • Anaheim Ducks GM: “I’m Not Really Talking To Anybody”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks sit in fifth place in the Pacific Division, just a few points out of the final wildcard spot in the Western Conference. They have a 32-year old #1 center likely headed to the Hall of Fame when it’s all said and done, and a roster populated with All-Star talents. Still, things..." February 14

  • Ducks place defenseman Korbinian Holzer on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks have decided to make another roster move today, placing Korbinian Holzer on waivers. Dennis Rasmussen, who was put on unconditional waivers yesterday, has cleared and will now have his contract mutually terminated. He’ll forfeit the rest of his salary this season and be able to..." February 13

  • Adam Henrique leading Ducks’ charge towards playoffs

    Pro Hockey Talk "If the Anaheim Ducks brought back the Flying V, Adam Henrique would be spearheading it at the moment. This isn’t the early 90s, however, so leading the Ducks’ charge as they plot their assault on a playoff spot will have to do. Fans are unlikely to complain too much. Indeed, Henrique has..." February 01

  • Parros still feels heat from decision to suspend Cogliano

    Sportsnet "George Parros is still dealing with the reverberations from a suspension he handed down nearly two weeks ago. The mere fact he was called on at Saturday’s board of governors meeting to explain why Anaheim’s Andrew Cogliano was given a two-game suspension – and why Dustin Brown of the Los..." January 27

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Andrew Cogliano chokes up talking about the end of his iron-man streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "An emotional Andrew Cogliano said having his iron-man streak ended by suspension was a “tough pill to swallow.” Speaking to Fox Sports’ Kent French prior to the Anaheim Ducks 3-1 loss against the Colorado Avalanche on Monday, Cogliano choked up when asked about how tough the past 24 hours had..." January 16

  • Ducks' Cogliano suspended 2 games for hit on Kings' Kempe

    The Hockey News "He'd never missed a game, but now he'll sit for two thanks to a high hit on Adrian Kempe. Ducks left winger Andrew Cogliano's iron man streak has ended at 830 games, even though he's in perfect health, and he has no one to blame but himself, unfortunately. Saturday night's game between the..." January 14

  • Ducks' J.T. Brown: Finds home in Anaheim

    CBS Sports "Brown was claimed off waivers by the Ducks on Sunday, Elliotte Friedman of NHL Network reports. Brown was put on waivers by the Lightning on Saturday. He was often a healthy scratch in Tampa, so he'll look to get more time with the Ducks as they battle a good deal of injuries to their forwards." January 14

  • Ducks’ Cogliano to have hearing for hit on Kings’ Kempe

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano will have a hearing with the NHL over an interference penalty he took in the first period of Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Cogliano was given two minutes for interference after he hit Kings forward Adrian Kempe with a high shot at open ice...." January 14

  • Ducks sign Andrew Cogliano to 3-year extension

    Fanrag Sports "The Anaheim Ducks have locked up Andrew Cogliano, formally announcing on Friday that the franchise has signed the forward to a three-year contract extension which will run through the 2020-21 season. The 5-10 forward has been ultra durable for the Ducks, owning the fourth-longest streak of..." January 12

  • Don’t count out a healthy Ducks team in second half

    Pro Hockey Talk "After coming within two games of reaching the Stanley Cup Final a year ago the Anaheim Ducks find themselves on the outside of the Western Conference playoff picture through the first half of the 2017-18 season. They are still well within striking distance of a playoff spot, but it is still..." January 09

  • Bieksa breaks down his Superman punch, the hockey fight mentality

    Sportsnet "While the game of hockey continues to shift away from the physicality it used to be defined by, skewing instead towards speed, skill, and offensive creativity, there’s one name still proudly representing the old school. Anaheim Ducks veteran Kevin Bieksa certainly isn’t the only NHLer open to..." January 07

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Back in action Wednesday

    CBS Sports "Kelser (hip) will return to the lineup against the Golden Knights on Wednesday, Brian Compton of reports. Kesler will be making his 2017-18 debut after missing the start of the season with his hip malady." December 27

  • Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on Ryan Kesler: ‘He’s on the horizon’

    Orange County Register "Do not count on Ryan Kesler’s return to action in the coming days. The Ducks certainly aren’t. The rehabilitation process from a major hip surgery done in June has been long and arduous. It appears to be in the final stages as Kesler has been with the Ducks on their current trip, trying to..." December 20

  • Henrique ready for emotional return to New Jersey with Ducks "Adam Henrique was still absorbing the news that the New Jersey Devils had traded him to the Anaheim Ducks on Nov. 30 when Devils coach John Hynes gave him one more thing to think about. "I think you're back here in a couple of weeks," Hynes told Henrique. Since then, Henrique has tried not..." December 17

  • Ducks lose Corey Perry for ‘week-to-week basis’

    Orange County Register "Weeks ago, Corey Perry called the Ducks’ everlasting run of injuries “a little ridiculous” and said laughter was one way to deal with the never-ending situation. “What else can you do?” Perry said then as Rickard Rakell had to miss a few games. “You can’t sit there and sulk and complain about..." December 13

  • Ducks’ Perry being evaluated at hospital for lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The injury woes for the Anaheim Ducks continued on Monday night. On the same night they got Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg back in the lineup, they lost forward Corey Perry to some sort of a lower body injury. Perry exited the game after playing just 3:49 in the first period. After..." December 12

  • Adam Henrique finding new life on West Coast

    Pro Hockey Talk "Remember when Adam Henrique scored 30 goals one season? He does. His fans do. And the Anaheim Ducks would love for that to be a memory of their own in the near future. The good news Henrique, who was traded to the Ducks from the New Jersey Devils for Sami Vatanen 10 days ago — and all..." December 09

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Ducks acquire Adam Henrique from Devils for Sami Vatanen

    Fanrag Sports "The Anaheim Ducks have acquired center Adam Henrique in a trade with the New Jersey Devils, both franchises have formally announced. The Ducks also received fellow center Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round NHL Draft pick in the deal. In exchange, Anaheim sent defenseman Sami..." November 30

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Ducks apologize for 'insensitive' video featuring naked Kesler

    Bleacher Report "The Anaheim Ducks social media team removed a video showcasing Ryan Kesler walking nude through an office. An apology was provided on the official account. As Greg Wyshynski of noted, the video celebrated the NHL's 100th anniversary but was seen as insensitive in light of recent..." November 26

  • Ben Chiarot fined, not suspended, for bloodying Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Talk "Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry can pester with the best of them, but you still can’t get away with butt-ending him in the face with your stick. Well, you can’t get away with such an action without ending up a little lighter in the wallet, at least. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety..." November 25

  • A ‘thankful’ Cam Fowler glad that his return to Ducks is in sight

    Orange County Register "Cam Fowler wanted to see the video. How it happened. Why it happened. Fowler didn’t want his mother, Bridget, to see it. Told her not to. How his right leg buckled at the knee, turning in a direction it isn’t supposed to go. How he went down in immediate, intense pain and how he had to be..." November 19

  • Why Kevin Bieksa will never stop talking about Rick Rypien

    Sportsnet "Kevin Bieksa tells the story of a fight. It was just one of many in the veteran defenceman’s long career — and this one was way back in the minors, when he was with the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. But Bieksa can see it clearly. He squared off with one guy while right behind him his teammate and..." November 18

  • Ducks want consistency from Nick Ritchie

    Orange County Register "Nick Ritchie made a direct impact in the Ducks’ 4-2 win over Boston on Wednesday by assisting on Kevin Roy’s first NHL goal and then scoring his own. That is the kind of impact the Ducks want to see. More often. Until then, Ritchie had been much more noticeable in the amount of visits he made..." November 18

  • Ducks, Evander Kane could be a perfect match

    Yardbarker "Injuries have hit the Anaheim Ducks hard so far this season. They have yet to have a game in which all their top four defensemen have played, and their top two centers Ryan Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler won’t be back until at least Christmas. Despite their injury issues, the Ducks have not performed..." November 17

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Ducks’ Getzlaf could miss two months after cheekbone surgery

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf could be out up to two months after undergoing surgery on his cheekbone. Getzlaf was hit in the face by a puck in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 29. He was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 31." November 07

  • Derek Grant has been unusually productive for the Ducks this season

    Orange County Register "His first goal in the NHL came after 93 games spread among five teams over five seasons. The next one arrived just over 43 minutes of action later. And that breakthrough game against Montreal in itself is a feel-good moment for Derek Grant, who’s often tried to stick in the league and is doing..." November 05

  • Andrew Cogliano of Ducks not putting much thought into consecutive-game streak "There is an occasional fleeting moment when Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano allows himself to think about his extraordinary consecutive games played streak. Cogliano, then with the Edmonton Oilers, played his first NHL game Oct. 4, 2007 and hasn't missed a game during his career. He is..." November 04

  • Ducks' Getzlaf out at least 3 games after taking puck to face

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been placed on injured reserve after taking a puck to the face in Sunday’s shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Getzlaf will not play this week and will be re-evaluated on Monday." October 31

  • Ryan Miller steps up in first game as Ducks goaltender

    Orange County Register "One game does not make a season and one sensational debut isn’t going to change the Ducks’ goaltending hierarchy that’s firmly in place. But Ryan Miller’s sterling performance in the nets Sunday night in a 4-3 shootout win over Carolina only buttressed the club’s belief in what they were..." October 30

  • Injury-addled Ducks monitor Getzlaf after puck to face

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Anaheim Ducks already had plenty of injuries to deal with heading into Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. Now they must be concerned about captain Ryan Getzlaf after he was clearly shaken up by a puck to the face. The Ducks used the phrasing that Getzlaf “continues to be..." October 29

  • Ducks receive good and bad news on injury front

    Pro Hockey Talk "First, the good news: Sami Vatanen is expected to make his season debut on the Ducks’ blue line tonight against the surging Tampa Bay Lightning, per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register. The 26-year-old Vatanen had shoulder surgery in May after his team was eliminated from the Stanley..." October 28

  • Fowler expected to miss at least another 3 weeks with knee injury

    Los Angeles Times "Just as the Ducks appeared to be returning to good health, the team is forced to say goodbye to another key player. Cam Fowler, who awkwardly tweaked his right knee in last Friday's victory over the Montreal Canadiens, will be sidelined for four to eight weeks, the Ducks announced..." October 27

  • Ducks Winger Patrick Eaves Diagnosed With Rare Nervous System Disorder

    SI "Ducks winger Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder of the peripheral nervous system resulting in severe weakness, the team announced Monday. Eaves was hospitalized in the intensive-care unit this weekend but is expected to make a full recovery...." October 24

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Ducks Place Ondrej Kase On IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the Anaheim Ducks are going to be without yet another key player for the time being. Stephens reports that the Ducks placed young forward Ondrej Kase on the injured reserve on Thursday. The move is retroactive to Tuesday, indicating that..." October 13

  • Canyon Fire 2 left many in Ducks organization scrambling

    Orange County Register "Preparation was never supposed to include evacuation. It was no ordinary game day for the Ducks, who were eventually present in mind and body for their 2-0 home loss to Calgary on Monday night. The hours leading up to puck drop had many within the organization scrambling to make other..." October 11

  • Flyers acquire Tokarski from Ducks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. Tokarski has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The 28-year-old appeared in one game at the NHL level for the Ducks last..." October 09

  • Add Getzlaf to long list of Ducks injuries to start season "Center Ryan Getzlaf will miss the Anaheim Ducks season opener against the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-A, NHL.TV) with a lower-body injury. Coach Randy Carlyle said Getzlaf, Anaheim's captain, did not take part in the morning skate and would not dress." October 05

  • Ducks ink Josh Manson to four-year extension, add two veterans to injured reserve

    Orange County Register "Missing bodies largely defined the Ducks’ training camp and that theme continues into the start of the season. They’ll at least have Josh Manson in their lineup now and throughout the foreseeable future. The Ducks locked up their most physical defenseman Wednesday, signing Manson to a four-year..." October 05

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29