Ducks Rumors & News

  • Ducks send Stoner to AHL on conditioning loan

    Pro Hockey Talk "Clayton Stoner is going to play some hockey again. The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the 32-year-old defenseman has been assigned to AHL San Diego on a long-term injury conditioning loan. Stoner has not played since Nov. 15. He had abdominal surgery in December, at which point the Ducks..." March 24

  • Ducks defeat Oilers, snap tie for second in Pacific

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- With nine games left, the Anaheim Ducks plan not to relinquish easily the Pacific Division championship they won the past four seasons. Josh Manson and Rickard Rakell scored in the second period as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday..." March 23

  • Donald Fehr: Players won't concede in Olympic stalemate

    ESPN "The NHL should not be waiting for the players to give up something in return for Olympic participation, National Hockey League Players' Association executive director Donald Fehr told ESPN on Thursday. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said earlier this week that if things stayed status quo,..." March 23

  • Career back on track, Bernier hopes he can re-sign in Anaheim

    L.A. Daily News "On a disastrous early December night in Calgary, Jonathan Bernier not only gave up the most goals he’s ever allowed in an NHL game but gave his detractors further ammunition when it came to debating his merits as a netminder in the league. Eight goals against – on only 25 shots from the Flames..." March 22

  • Bettman: 'Assume' NHL not going to Olympics

    TSN "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman is advising fans to brace for the 2018 Winter Olympics to take place without NHL players in Pyeongchang. Speaking to Reuters in New York on Tuesday at the Sports Business Summit, Bettman said “people should assume” the NHL is not going to play in..." March 21

  • Ducks knock off Sharks again, narrow Pacific deficit

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks appear determined to make it a race for the Pacific Division. Never mind that the visitors played the night before while the hosts were idle. The Ducks came into a sold-out SAP Center and dictated play en route to a 2-1 victory. "We really showed..." March 19

  • Jonathan Bernier has been nearly unbeatable in March

    Pro Hockey Talk "With starting goaltender John Gibson sidelined due to injury, the Anaheim Ducks have had to rely on Jonathan Bernier for the better part of the past month to carry the workload in net. He has not only filled in admirably as the team’s backup, but has been one of the biggest reasons the Ducks have..." March 19

  • Sabres slip past Ducks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Buffalo Sabres ended a frustrating trip to California by beating one of the Western Conference's contenders. Zemgus Girgensons scored in the 10th shootout round to give the Sabres a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night at the Honda Center. Ryan O'Reilly..." March 18

  • Rakell scores 30th in Ducks' win over Blues

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks demonstrated the kind of hockey their coach believes they must display consistently in the season's final three weeks. Rickard Rakell and Ryan Getzlaf scored goals to give the Ducks a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night at the Honda..." March 16

  • Perry piles up three points as Ducks dump Caps

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Washington Capitals' Alex Ovechkin extended his offensive slump, the Anaheim Ducks' Corey Perry continued recovering from his own ineffective stretch. Perry recorded two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Capitals on Sunday night in front of..." March 13

  • Pavelski, Bernier, Karlsson named NHL's 3 stars of the week "San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski , Anaheim Ducks goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 12. FIRST STAR - JOE PAVELSKI, C, SAN JOSE SHARKS Pavelski recorded six points in four games,..." March 13

  • Edmundson's late goal sends Blues past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ST. LOUIS -- On a night of unlikely offensive stars, a most unlikely defensive pairing connected for the St. Louis Blues' game-winning goal. Joel Edmundson's second goal of the season with 20 seconds left lifted the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night...." March 11

  • Ducks, Bernier stop Blackhawks' seven-game winning streak

    The Sports Xchange "CHICAGO -- For 20 minutes Thursday night, Jonathan Bernier withstood every shot that came his way and somehow managed to keep the Anaheim Ducks from falling into an early deficit. While the Ducks were struggling to get their offense rolling, Bernier methodically kept the Chicago Blackhawks..." March 10

  • Ducks rally for shootout victory over Predators

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In just his fourth game with the Anaheim Ducks, Patrick Eaves made his biggest contribution so far for his new team. Eaves scored in the fifth round for the lone goal in a shootout as the Ducks rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night at the..." March 08

  • Colin Campbell ‘nervous’ as unchanged offsides rule looms ahead of playoffs

    Sportsnet "Colin Campbell refers to it as Mike Murphy’s Law. A nod to his right-hand man, yes, but also the NHL’s penchant for finding itself in some kind of rules quagmire at the most important time of year. Consider it a by-product of a game played with a bouncing piece of rubber on ice. "We always..." March 08

  • NHL Will Not Change Definition Of Off-Side

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it was discussed heavily at the GM Meetings this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the NHL will not change the off-side rule according to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN. The idea theorized was that the player wouldn’t need to have his skate blade on the ice to be considered on-side, just breaking the..." March 07

  • Bachman helps Canucks beat Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- A goalie who played only 10 NHL games in the past three seasons picked up his first victory in 16 months Sunday night. Goalie Richard Bachman stopped 43 shots to win his season debut and lead the Vancouver Canucks to a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks at the Honda..." March 05

  • Rakell leads Ducks past Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To a man the Anaheim Ducks were cognizant of the poor record NHL posted after a mandatory five-day bye was introduced this season. Receiving balanced scoring and a solid goaltending performance, they concluded the Toronto Maple Leafs' misery on its current trip through the..." March 04

  • Antoine Vermette will not appeal suspension to neutral arbitrator

    Pro Hockey Talk "After having his 10-game suspension upheld by commissioner Gary Bettman, Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette has decided to not take his appeal to a neutral arbitrator according to a report from ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Vermette was given an automatic 10-game suspension for a Category II abuse..." March 04

  • Vancouver Canucks claim F Joseph Cramarossa off waivers

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have claimed forward Joseph Cramarossa off of waivers from the Anaheim Ducks. Cramarossa has appeared in 49 games this season, scoring four goals and adding six assists." March 01

  • Toffoli helps Kings make 'Quick' work of Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick returned after a 59-game absence because of a groin injury and stopped 32 shots in a 4-1 victory Saturday afternoon against the Anaheim Ducks at Staples Center. "He's an emotional leader for our hockey club," said Kings coach Darryl..." February 25

  • Vermette's 10-game suspension upheld by NHL

    Fanrag Sports "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld the 10-game suspension handed to Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette for slashing a referee on Feb. 14 against the Minnesota Wild. The length of the suspension already includes the four games that the forward has served. He’ll lose $97,222.22 in salary,..." February 25

  • Nill wishes Eaves well with Ducks: 'Go there and win the Stanley Cup'

    Sports Day "The Stars on Friday got a head start on Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, sending winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional draft pick. There are plenty of conditions tied to the pick, but the deal is a lot like the move that sent Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins in 2013 and..." February 25

  • Dallas Stars Trade Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a trade that will send Patrick Eaves to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2017, the Ducks announced Friday. The pick will be the middle one of three Ducks’ second round picks which came from the Ottawa..." February 24

  • Rakell's late tiebreaker pushes Ducks past Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's first multi-goal game in nearly 10 weeks enabled the Anaheim Ducks to defeat the NHL's hottest team. Rakell's second goal with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led the Ducks to a 5-3 win over the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night at the Honda Center. The..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Coyotes jump out to fast start in win over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A reporter asked Arizona coach Dave Tippett recently if he was concerned about his young team's ability to focus with the NHL trade deadline approaching and several Coyotes being mentioned in trade rumors. "I won't be able to answer that question until we're in the middle..." February 21

  • Gibson, Manson carry Ducks to 1-0 win over Kings

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- In less than 36 hours, the Anaheim Ducks transformed internal conflict into group coherence and victory. John Gibson stopped 24 shots for his fifth shutout of the season, and Josh Manson scored the only goal in the Ducks' 1-0 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night..." February 20

  • Jagr scores 760th career goal; Panthers down Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jaromir Jagr reached another milestone on Friday night and the Florida Panthers continued terrorizing Western Conference contenders. Jagr collected his 760th career goal as the Panthers scored three times in less than six minutes during the second period in a 4-1 victory..." February 18

  • Antoine Vermette suspension expected to be reduced from 10 games

    Sportsnet "According to multiple reports, the 10-game suspension delivered to Anaheim Ducks centre Antoine Vermette will be reduced by the NHL. On Thursday night, the NHL officially announced that Vermette had been suspended 10 games for slashing a linesman after a faceoff. The incident, which occurred..." February 17

  • Ducks' Antoine Vermette might face suspension after slashing at official

    ESPN "Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette was ejected from his team's road game against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday for abuse of an official. Vermette slashed at the leg of linesman Shandor Alphonso after losing a faceoff with 7:33 of the third period to earn a 10-minute penalty for game..." February 15

  • Vermette gets automatic 10-game suspension for linesman slash; has the right to appeal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Antoine Vermette’s slash on linesman Shandor Alphonso in Tuesday’s Ducks-Wild game has landed Vermette in hot water. Vermette, who was tossed from the game following the incident, has been flagged as a Category II offender under Rule 40 (Abuse of Official), per Sportsnet. From the NHL rule..." February 15

  • Ducks could be perfect trade partner in an Evander Kane deal

    Fanrag Sports "Since he scored his first goal of the season in early December, few players have been as hot as Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane. He’s had 18 goals in that time, just two goals shy of the 20 he scored last season. The only thing hotter than Kane’s scoring touch might be the rumors surrounding..." February 15

  • Gibson backstops Ducks to win versus Wild

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Anaheim goaltender John Gibson took his team on his shoulders Tuesday and sent the Ducks home on a positive note with a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild. Gibson stopped 37 shots as Minnesota peppered the Ducks net in all three periods, but was shut out at home for the..." February 14

  • Kevin Bieksa, Cam Fowler balance Ducks lines?

    Orange County Register "Everything doesn’t stay the same over the course of a grinding 82-game season. Not even in Randy Carlyle’s world. In this first season of Carlyle’s second stint as coach, the new-old bench boss settled on his forward lines in the first part of the year and largely kept them and his defense..." February 12

  • Perry scores two as Ducks drop Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Corey Perry was back in peak form Thursday night, and that was good news for the Anaheim Ducks. Perry had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks to a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The goals were just the 10th and 11th of the season for the forward, who is in the midst..." February 09

  • Scoring slump starting to weigh heavily on Ducks' Corey Perry

    Orange County Register "The question isn’t going to fade away as long as he doesn’t put the puck in the net. What is going on with Corey Perry? Fans ask it. Analysts. His coach. And another person he knows better than anyone else. Himself. “You’re only human if you don’t, right?” Perry said Wednesday. “You..." February 09

  • Lundqvist leads Rangers over Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Henrik Lundqvist is enduring an inconsistent this season. A lot of that has to do with a porous defense but the goaltender at times hasn't looked like the five-time Vezina Trophy finalist he has been during his career. On Tuesday, Lundqvist took another step toward rounding into..." February 07

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Friedman eyes suitors for Ducks’ defensive trade chips

    Fanrag Sports "It’s no secret that the Anaheim Ducks have a valuable trade commodity when it comes to the franchise’s depth on defense. The question on the minds of both general managers and fans across the league is which, if any, of those potential chips might be used by Bob Murray. With the March 1..." February 07

  • Lightning outlast Ducks in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning picked up a much-needed win in dramatic fashion. Brian Boyle had the deciding goal in the fourth round of the shootout to give Tampa Bay a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday night at Amalie Arena. Nikita Kucherov, who finished with two..." February 04

  • Huberdeau, Barkov return to lead Panthers past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- It took 52 games to feel this way. Jaromir Jagr told Aleksander Barkov he wasn't used to playing in the offensive zone as much as he was on Friday night, when the Florida Panthers peppered the Anaheim Ducks with 37 shots. But that's what happens when the Panthers have..." February 03

  • Ducks send Avalanche to eighth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Jakob Silfverberg's return from a head injury provided immediate dividends for the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. Silfverberg had two goals and an assist to lead the Ducks' 5-1 rout of the Colorado Avalanche at the Honda Center. "He's huge for us," Anaheim..." February 01

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Mathieu Perreault says ‘dirty’ Corey Perry slash broke his finger

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault isn’t happy with the slash he received from Anaheim Ducks star Corey Perry, and not just because it resulted in a broken finger. Not just because he’ll probably lose the nail (gag) on that finger. No, Perreault believes that the play was dirty, and didn’t..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Ryker Kesler, son of the Ducks' Ryan Kesler, steals the All-Star show

    Orange County Register "Ryker Kesler skated directly at Carey Price in the NHL Shootout, the final event of the six-event skills competition Saturday at Staples Center. Kesler drifted to his right, waited for Price to move with him and then slipped the puck between the goaltender’s legs and into the back of..." January 29