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…

Graduated Prospect: Nick Ritchie

By Thomas Harrington Welcome to the first graduated prospect review, Nick Ritchie. As I’ve done the last couple of summers, I’ll be going through and writing about most of Anaheim’s prospects this summer. I’ll start out with the four prospects who graduated to being full-time NHL players this past season, followed by prospect profiles for…

Ducks Weather Storm, Rally Late

By Adam Tenenbaum The Ducks returned home after a three-game Western Canada trip and hosted the Carolina Hurricanes for the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Hurricanes come in 10-10-5, good for 25 points and seventh in the Metropolitan Division. The Ducks come in 12-9-5, good for 29 points and fourth in…

Ducks Price Check Canadiens

By Adam Tenenbaum The Anaheim Ducks hosted the Montreal Canadiens for the first of two meetings between the clubs this season. The Canadiens come in 16-4-2, good for 34 points and the current leaders of the NHL. The Ducks are 10-8-4, good for 24 points and fourth in the Pacific division. The starting goaltenders for…

Anaheim Unloads On Nashville

By Adam Tenenbaum The Ducks returned home after playing last night in San Jose as they played the second game of back-to-backs against the Nashville Predators. This was the first meeting between the two teams since the Predators eliminated the Ducks last April in seven games. The Ducks came into the game 2-3-2, good for…

Prospect Update: Nick Ritchie

By Thomas Harrington Despite not lighting it up in the NHL, Nick Ritchie had a very strong professional rookie season last year, as he split time between the Anaheim Ducks and San Diego Gulls. With the Gulls, Ritchie played in 38 games, scoring16 goals and recording 30 points. Despite missing 30 of San Diego’s games,…

Stewart To Have Exam, Ritchie Recalled

  By Michael Walters Chris Stewart left the game last night after taking a punch to the jaw by Dalton Prout. He is returning to Anaheim to have an exam on Sunday. Watch the video below around the 1:04 mark for where the apparent injury occurred. Per Eric Stephens of the OC Register, the Ducks recalled…

Ritchie Sent Back To San Diego, Injury Updates

By Michael Walters Today the Anaheim Ducks announced that Nick Ritchie was reassigned to the San Diego Gulls. Ritchie appeared in 11 games with the Ducks, registering one assist and 11 penalty minutes. He played primarily on the second line with Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg. Jiri Sekac has been practicing with contact. According to…