Ducks, Pucks, and Big Bird?

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks took the ice today after their road trip in which they won three out of four of their games. Ryan Getzlaf was not on the ice today as it was announced by the Anaheim Ducks that he was placed on the injured reserve(IR) list due to swelling in his…

Injury Updates: Bieksa, Eaves, & Fowler

By Michael Walters The Anaheim Ducks provided some injury updates today on Kevin Bieksa and Cam Fowler, who have both been placed on the injured reserve list. Bieksa returned home and will have his left hand re-evaluated on Monday, October 30th, at which time his length of absence should be determined. He injured his left hand in…

Season Player Review: Kevin Bieksa

By Daniel Bishop In looking back at the year for Kevin Bieksa, he was a solid two-way defensemen who’s first year in Anaheim was rocky at best. With the fans not being sold on him, Bieksa had a few injuries throughout the season which didn’t help him get his feet set solid underneath him on a new…

One Year Later: The Kevin Bieksa Trade

By Thomas Harrington One year ago today, the Anaheim Ducks traded a 2016 second round pick (55th overall) to the Vancouver Canucks for defenseman Kevin Bieksa. Vancouver sent this pick to Pittsburgh as a part of the Nick Bonino deal that brought Brandon Sutter to the Canucks. One year later, this deal hasn’t been great…

Injured Anaheim Players Skate

By Michael Walters Today only a few Anaheim Ducks players hit the ice at Anaheim Ice. Kevin Bieksa(upper body), David Perron(shoulder), and Frederik Andersen(concussion) briefly skated today. It appears that Andersen could return to action this weekend according to Bruce Boudreau. Rickard Rakell is progressing and it appears like he too could play this weekend.…

Anaheim Tries To Get Healthy For Stretch Run

By Michael Walters Despite two losses in a row and being three points behind the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks control their own destiny in the Pacific Division. The Ducks have one game in hand over the Kings and they will face them one more time before the season ends. There is a real…

Ducks Defeat Canucks To Cap Record-Setting Road Trip

By Adam Tenebaum (Summary) and Mike Walters (Analysis and Stats) The Ducks concluded their long seven game in 13 nights road trip against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena. The Ducks came in 4-1-1 on the road trip and have moved into second in the Pacific with 66 points. The Canucks come in 22-22-12, good…

VIDEO: Manson Drops Polak, Leafs Drop Ducks

By Adam Tenenbaum and Michael Walters On Wednesday night, the Ducks continued their long eight game home stand, as the Toronto Maple Leafs came to town for the first of two meetings this season. The Leafs are 15-15-7 good for 37 points, while the Ducks are 16-15-7, good for 39. The starting goalies were Jonathan…

VIDEO: Ducks Blank The Sharks 1-0

By Adam Tenenbaum The Anaheim Ducks continued their home stand, as they played host to the division rival San Jose Sharks, Friday night at Honda Center. It marked the third meeting between the clubs, as they split the previous two games, 1-1. The starting goaltenders were Martin Jones for the Sharks, and John Gibson for the Ducks, making…

VIDEO: Josh Manson Scores First NHL Goal, Ducks Win 4-2

By Adam Tenenbaum Fresh off winning two in a row to start November, the Ducks looked to make it three straight as they hosted the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night at Honda Center. Before the game the Ducks received good news as they welcomed the return of their captain Ryan Getzlaf, who had missed the previous…