The Anaheim Ducks have announced that center Ryan Kesler is sidelined a “lengthy period of time” after receiving surgery on his right hip.

Ryan Kesler Receives Hip Surgery

Kesler has been battling injuries for the past two seasons, playing 44 games and 60 games in 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, respectively. It had been unknown if Kesler would even play hockey past this season.

Last season, Kesler scored 5 goals and had 3 assists for 8 points to go along with 44 minutes in penalties in 60 games. His possession numbers were 44.3 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -5.1.

Over his 15-year NHL career, Kesler has played for the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks. He has 258 goals and 315 assists for 573 career points in 1001 career games. He was originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 1st round, 23rd overall in the 2003 NHL draft.