Ducks Rumors & News

  • Ducks put Despres on long-term injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Simon Despres has played only once this season, back on Oct. 13, due to injury. It now appears the Anaheim Ducks don’t see the 25-year-old defenseman returning to their lineup any time soon. On Sunday, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported on Twitter that the Ducks placed Despres, who carries an..." October 24

  • Trade rumours swirl as Ducks try to sign Lindholm

    Sportsnet "What do you want first, Anaheim Ducks fans: the good news or the bad news? The good news: General manager Bob Murray has freed up more precious salary cap space, which he will need in order to sign restricted free agent Hampus Lindholm. More good news: The Ducks, who dropped their first four..." October 24

  • Shea Theodore is in with Ducks, Jacob Larsson off to AHL

    Orange County Register "To take on the NHL’s most surprising team two weeks into the season, the Ducks will have a surprise of their own as they finally play in front of the home fans tonight. Nothing the Ducks did Saturday will be on the level of putting Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry on different lines, but there will..." October 23

  • Ducks slip past Canucks with two late goals

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As the Anaheim Ducks reverse their early skid, the Vancouver Canucks are struggling to maintain their initial success. Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry scored late in the third period to give Anaheim a 4-2 win over the Canucks on Sunday night in front of a sellout crowd of..." October 23

  • Kings could look at Ducks’ Jonathan Bernier for goaltending help

    Sportsnet "Could the Los Angeles Kings turn to a rival to fill a hole in their crease? The Kings received some bad news on Saturday, when goaltender Jeff Zatkoff went down at Saturday’s morning skate with a groin injury. Los Angeles was already believed to be in the market for a netminder after..." October 23

  • Aaron Ekblad contract ‘set the bar way too high’ for defencemen

    Sportsnet "The statuses of defencemen Jacob Trouba (RFA demanding a trade) and Hampus Lindholm (RFA) were again a topic of conversation on Saturday’s Headlines segment during Hockey Night in Canada. “Well Lindholm I’m still hearing they can’t close the gap and what remains the issue is Anaheim wants him..." October 23

  • Fowler focused on play despite trade talk

    Orange County Register "Questions over his future with the Ducks continue to linger like Southern California smog, but Cam Fowler is operating this season under the following philosophy: Don’t let the trade rumors get you down. The trade winds were blowing with full force over the summer, and they won’t cease as..." October 22

  • Ducks stay disciplined late in win over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Anaheim Ducks finally found out what happens when they stay out of the penalty box. At least for one period. Ryan Garbutt's goal 11:34 into the third period off a great feed by Korbinian Holzer broke a tie and gave the Ducks their first win of the season, 3-2 over the..." October 20

  • Hall's two-goal period pushes Devils past Ducks

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- When the New Jersey Devils acquired Taylor Hall over the summer, they felt they landed a game-breaking goal-scorer, something that was needed after the team finished last in the NHL in offense last season. The left winger was held off the score sheet in the Devils' first two..." October 18

  • What’s holding the Hampus Lindholm deal back?

    Sportsnet "The leverage is shifting with every missed shift. Hampus Lindholm not only needs to be wearing an Anaheim Ducks sweater if the go-for-it-now franchise hopes to win the Stanley Cup; he may need to get signed soon if the Ducks are to make the playoffs — no sure thing in a Western Conference rife..." October 18

  • Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf seizes the opportunities to shoot more

    Orange County Register "Either he has heeded his coach’s call or he is taking it upon himself but Ryan Getzlaf has decided to shoot the puck frequently and with purpose. It is quite an early development for the Ducks captain. Long known for looking at passing options each time he heads into the offensive zone, Getzlaf..." October 17

  • Mason Raymond Hits Waivers For Anaheim Ducks

    CBS Sports "Raymond was placed on waivers by Anaheim on Monday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports." October 17

  • Bailey, Isles edge Ducks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Strong starts each of the last two seasons helped catapult the New York Islanders to the franchise's first back-to-back playoff appearances in more than a decade. So nobody needed to remind the Islanders how important it was to ensure a season-opening two-game losing streak didn't turn..." October 16

  • Fleury counters Ducks' late flurry in Penguins' win

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Marc-Andre Fleury reminded fans why he has been the Pittsburgh Penguins' franchise goaltender for more than a decade on Saturday. The game's other goalie, Jonathan Bernier, made his Anaheim Ducks debut and furthered the case that he's improved greatly since Toronto gave up on..." October 15

  • Cracknell, Niemi lift Stars past Ducks in opener

    The Sports Xchange "DALLAS -- The Stars' potent offensive tandem of Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin accounted for only one point, but Adam Cracknell and Antti Niemi stepped up in Dallas' 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in the season opener at American Airlines Center. Cracknell had a goal and an..." October 14

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Rickard Rakell agrees to 6-year deal with Ducks

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have reached a deal with restricted free-agent Rickard Rakell. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, Rakell has agreed to a six-year, $22.8 million deal with the Ducks. The deal carries an average annual value of $3.8 million. The Swedish centre scored 20 goals and..." October 14

  • Emerson Etem claimed off waivers by Anaheim Ducks

    The Province "Emerson Etem is now an ex-Canuck and a reborn Duck. The winger, placed on waivers Wednesday by the Canucks to open a roster spot for Jack Skille, has been claimed by the team he first skated in the NHL for, the Anaheim Ducks. The 24 year old skated in 39 games for the Canucks last year,..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • Ducks unable to reach deals with Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell before opener

    Orange County Register "If it looks like a holdout and smells like a holdout, is it really a holdout? You bet it is. Maybe not by pure definition, but the Ducks boarded an airplane for Dallas on Tuesday to prepare for their season opener while Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rakell stay sequestered in their native Sweden,..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Preseason is done, but are the Ducks ready for Thursday's opener?

    Orange County Register "So the Ducks ended the preseason Sunday night and now the natural question is whether they’re ready to open the season, their 23rd in existence. In their final rehearsal before taking the stage Thursday night in Dallas, there were different degrees of readiness that took different forms. It..." October 10

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • Ducks put defenseman Clayton Stoner on waivers

    Orange County Register "The Ducks have had a logjam in their defense corps and they took the first steps toward clearing it by putting defenseman Clayton Stoner on waivers Thursday. In addition to the move made on the seven-year veteran, the Ducks also sent young defenders Shea Theodore and Brandon Montour back to the..." October 07

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Ducks waive Stoner, he of the $13 million contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of Bob Murray’s most maligned contracts is up for grabs. Per Sportsnet, the Ducks have waived veteran defenseman Clayton Stoner, who’s heading into the third of a four-year, $13 million deal with a $3.25M average annual cap hit. Stoner, 31, joined Anaheim on the opening day of free..." October 06

  • Stalemate continues between Ducks, Hampus Lindholm and Rickard Rackell

    Orange County Register "It took until the sixth of their seven preseason games to do so but the Ducks started to bring into focus something resembling their potential lineup for next week’s opener at Dallas. Because of several top players involvement in the World Cup of Hockey, the Ducks haven’t had their full..." October 06

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Jonathan Bernier likes environment with Ducks after surviving pressure-packed Toronto

    Orange County Register "Nowhere on his tattoo-laden torso does Jonathan Bernier have one that contains the saying “I Survived Toronto” on it, but you couldn’t blame him if he had that added in permanent ink. You also couldn’t blame Bernier if he feels renewed these days. He is a member of the Ducks now, no longer..." October 02

  • Lindholm in Sweden, won’t report to Ducks until contract signed

    Orange County Register "Hampus Lindholm will not join the Ducks until the defenseman has a deal in place with the team, his agent confirmed Thursday. “Our plan is to report to the team once we have a contract signed,” said Claude Lemieux, who represents Lindholm. “Until then Hampus is training in Sweden.” Lemieux,..." October 01

  • Lindholm won't attend Ducks camp without contract "Restricted free agent defenseman Hampus Lindholm will not attend Anaheim Ducks training camp without a contract, his agent told the Orange County Register on Thursday. "Our plan is to report to the team once we have a contract signed," agent Claude Lemieux told the newspaper. "Until then,..." September 30

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • A healthy Simon Despres looking for a fresh start with Ducks

    Orange County Register "Simon Despres simply wasn’t right. It looked that way when he was playing and, in his own words, it definitely felt that way. When the Ducks were leaving the Honda Center ice after a Game 7 loss to Nashville, Despres was left with a costly misplay on an early Predators goal that was the capper..." September 25

  • David Jones is attending the Anaheim Ducks' training camp on a tryout basis

    CBS Sports "Jones signed a professional tryout agreement with Anaheim for training camp, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports." September 23

  • David Booth receives PTO from Ducks

    Today's Slapshot "A former goal-scorer for the Florida Panthers in the late 2000s, David Booth spent last season playing in the Kontinental Hockey League. However, he played in the NHL as recently as 2015, and the Anaheim Ducks are giving him a professional tryout opportunity in training camp. This will be the..." September 21

  • Ducks center Rickard Rakell has surgery, status for training camp uncertain

    Orange County Register "Rickard Rakell underwent surgery late this week to fix issues related to his appendectomy last spring, putting the young Ducks forward out of action for at least two weeks. The Ducks confirmed reports out of Rakell's native Sweden that Rakell had to have surgery to remove scar tissue coming out..." September 18

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Horcoff to join Red Wings in player development role

    Pro Hockey Talk "After 1,008 games in the NHL, Shawn Horcoff appears headed for retirement. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the 37-year-old will join the Detroit Red Wings in a player-development role. Horcoff, a Michigan State product who makes his home today in Michigan, was drafted 99th overall..." September 16

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Blues' Berglund replaces Ducks' Rakell on Sweden's roster

    CBS Sports "Sweden has had to make a lot of alterations to its roster ahead of the World Cup of Hockey already, but now it has to replace one of its replacement players. Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell, who originally replaced Alexander Steen on the World Cup roster, has been hospitalized with an..." September 12

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen out 3-4 weeks, will miss World Cup

    Sportsnet "New Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen will be out the next three-to-four weeks and miss the World Cup of Hockey. Andersen was one of three goalies — along with Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss — on Team Europe for the upcoming World Cup. However, he was forced to leave an Olympic..." September 05

  • Ducks’ Perry added to Team Canada for World Cup of Hockey

    Sportsnet "Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry has been added to Team Canada for the World Cup of Hockey. Perry replaces injured Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter. Carter’s availability for the tournament was ruled out Friday following reports he had suffered a lower-body injury." September 02

  • Maple Leafs' Andersen hurt during Olympic qualifier

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen left an Olympic qualifier for Denmark with an apparent injury. According to a report from Aivis Kalnins, Andersen was down on the ice for a couple of minutes before being pulled after a teammate crashed into him in Denmark's 3-0 loss to Slovenia." September 02

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Max Jones To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After drafting Max Jones 24th overall in the latest entry draft, the Anaheim Ducks have signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract. No financial details were released. Jones, 18, played last season in London alongside fellow first-rounders Olli Juolevi and Matthew Tkachuk and was a..." August 26

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23