Ducks Rumors & News

  • Gibson on track to return to Ducks as Andersen's backup

    Orange County Register "Ducks goalie John Gibson returned to practice Saturday, and that’s about as far as the Gibson storyline figures to go for a while. For that, the Ducks can thank Frederik Andersen. Gibson missed the first round because of an upper-body injury, but seems on track to be active for the start of the..." April 26

  • Ducks surprised by Despres' consistency, composure

    Orange County Register "It was two years ago when the Ducks dipped into the Pittsburgh Penguins organization to pull out a defenseman who was buried on their depth chart. Ben Lovejoy was moved up into a bigger role with the Ducks and gave them good service for parts of three seasons. And then the Ducks took another..." April 25

  • Bettman under fire after saying 'Katy Perry chant wasn't sexiest'

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Associated Press: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn’t believe Winnipeg Jets fans were being “sexist in the slightest” by comparing Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry to pop singer Katy Perry. Bettman likens the chants to goalies being called “sieves.” The commissioner was in..." April 24

  • Ryan Kesler, Anaheim Ducks sweep Winnipeg Jets from playoffs

    L.A. Daily News "Ducks center Ryan Kesler skated across the blue line late in the third period at the MTS Centre. He raced alone into the attacking zone, fired a laser of a shot into the back of the net and sent a dagger into the hearts of the Winnipeg Jets and their raucous fans. The Jets were the feel-good..." April 23

  • Ducks push Jets to brink of elimination with another stirring third-period rally in Game 3

    Orange County Register "The people of Winnipeg waited nearly two decades for this moment and celebrated all Monday when the Stanley Cup playoffs made a grand return to the prairie. And then the Ducks ripped their hearts out. In the game of the NHL postseason to this point, Rickard Rakell silenced a sellout..." April 21

  • Report: Dustin Byfuglien avoids suspension for Corey Perry incident

    CBSSports.com "After the Winnipeg Jets suffered a crushing loss to the Anaheim Ducks in overtime in Game 3, there was concern that the Jets could suffer another loss after the game. Dustin Byfuglien received a two-minute minor when he punched or shoved (or both) Ducks forward Corey Perry in the back of the..." April 21

  • Jakob Silfverberg, Anaheim Ducks work late to defeat Winnipeg Jets in Game 2

    L.A. Daily News "The Ducks were one period away from a loss in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday at the Honda Center. They were 20 minutes from a one-game apiece deadlock and a trip to Manitoba on the horizon. In other words, the Ducks were in their comfort..." April 19

  • Corey Perry's 2 goals help Ducks rally past Winnipeg in Game 1

    Orange County Register "Never dismiss a pure goal scorer when he knows he’s got one. Counting out the Ducks’ twin superstars when they’ve been laying low in a playoff game is also a mistake. Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf were relatively quiet for the first half of Thursday’s opening game in the Western Conference..." April 17

  • Wisniewski to be healthy scratch for Ducks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trade-deadline acquisition James Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for the Anaheim Ducks when they open their first-round series tonight at home versus Winnipeg. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau explained his decision to park the veteran defenseman in the press box and go with a pairing of Clayton..." April 16

  • Paul Maurice sees Jets as huge, decided underdogs

    Canoe "Paul Maurice was quick to play the underdog card. After the Winnipeg Jets hit the ice for the first time since learning who their first-round foe would be, the head coach was quick to point out the Anaheim Ducks were the top team in the Western Conference during the regular season. “We're a..." April 14

  • Ducks earn top seed in Western Conference by beating Arizona

    Orange County Register "Some finality and inner peace set in for the Ducks on Saturday night ahead of the craziness of the second season that is about to arrive. Frederik Andersen stopped 23 shots, Ryan Getzlaf and Jakob Silfverberg supported their goalie with goals and the Ducks won their final tune-up before the..." April 12

  • Getzlaf hopes to help elevate Ducks

    Orange County Register "Ryan Getzlaf was back on the ice for Friday’s practice, a reaffirming sight for the Ducks who will need all their players if they hope to close out the regular season on a high note. The Ducks lost the past two games with their All-Star forward resting up for the playoffs. Getzlaf is expected..." April 11

  • Jamie Benn Ties League Lead in Points in Dallas Stars Win Over Anaheim Ducks

    Defending Big D "It's game 81 of 82, the last road game of the Dallas Stars' playoff-less season. It just so happened to be on NBCSN tonight. Ah, NBCSN. I have a love-hate relationship with you. I love that you show hockey to mainstreamers that don't bother to check their local sports networks for their hockey..." April 09

  • Ducks have no answers for recent struggles as postseason looms

    Fox Sports West "If it wasn't for that sellout crowd, you'd have thought the Anaheim Ducks' regular season home finale was, in fact, the final game of the season. Based on the final score, a 4-0 loss at the hands of the already-eliminated Dallas Stars, the Ducks didn't look like a playoff team. Wednesday..." April 09

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics

    Sportsnet.ca "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board

    Deadspin.com "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • 24d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    BB all but confirmed that Noesen will make his Ducks debut. Skated with Wagner and Etem on fourth line in rushes.

  • 24d
    Dan Wood @Duckscolorman

    #NHLDucks have recalled RW @stefannoesen from Norfolk (AHL). Great news for a kid who's had so much tough luck the past two years.

  • Ducks clinch third straight division title with a 5-1 victory over the Oilers

    The Bakersfield Californian "Defenseman Francois Beauchemin and Andrew Cogliano each recorded a goal and an assist as host Anaheim clinched its third straight Pacific Division title and fourth overall with a 5-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Corey Perry, Nate Thompson and blue-liner Simon Despres also scored for the..." April 02

  • John Gibson makes 26 saves as Anaheim Ducks beat Devils, 2-1

    L.A. Daily News "John Gibson made 26 saves and the Anaheim Ducks took another step to securing the NHL’s best regular-season record with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. Ryan Kesler and Francois Beauchemin scored for the Ducks, who won their third straight and opened a three-point lead..." March 30

  • Playoff clinching scenarios for Monday, March 30

    NHL.com "With 13 days remaining in the regular season, there are 12 berths up for grabs in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs. Two clubs can clinch playoff berths Monday, while the Anaheim Ducks can lock up the Pacific Division title: * The St. Louis Blues would clinch a playoff berth if they win in..." March 30

  • Ducks clinch playoff spot with win vs Islanders

    Sportsnet.ca "Frederik Andersen made 29 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks used a two-goal second period to beat the struggling New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday to clinch a Western Conference playoff berth. Rickard Rakell gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead in the first, and Kyle Palmieri and Andrew Cogliano stretched the..." March 28

  • Ducks Steal Last Second W from B's, 3-2

    Anaheim Calling "Cam Fowler was back with a vengeance, as was Freddy Andersen (to a lesser extent) but it was the Twins that made the difference late on, to get the Ducks back in the win column. First Period: Cam Fowler had a chance in the first minute of the game, but just missed wide with half a net to..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Blue Jackets defeat Ducks, 5-3

    The Cannon "The Jackets have been dreadful at home of late, but after a sweep of Western Canada they took a boatload of late-season momentum into a matchup against the Anaheim Ducks, one of the NHL's elite teams. The battle in net was between Sergei Bobrovsky and John Gibson. This game saw the return of..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Ducks D Cam Fowler to be healthy scratch for first time in career

    CBSSports.com "Last year, Cam Fowler was one of the eight defensemen selected to represent the United States at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Fowler won't even crack the lineup for the Western Conference-leading Anaheim Ducks. For the first time in his NHL..." March 24

  • Rangers burst for seven goals in win over Anaheim Ducks

    New York Daily News "It's time, after Sunday night’s ruthless 7-2 Duck hunt of Anaheim at the Garden, to start calling this team the Mighty Rangers. One night after an ugly shootout win over terrible Carolina, Alain Vigneault’s crew leveled the best team from the Western Conference for a second time this season,..." March 23

  • Ryan Kesler’s game-winner in OT lifts Anaheim Ducks past L.A. Kings

    L.A. Daily News "The Honda Center ice was no place for the faint of heart Wednesday. The Ducks and Kings renewed their mutual dislike for each other in the fifth and final regular-season game between the Southern California rivals and it was loud, angry and intense. Was it a playoff preview, a warmup for what’s..." March 19

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Anaheim Ducks’ late rally sends them past Nashville Predators

    L.A. Daily News "When it mattered most, when they trailed by two goals and time grew short Sunday night, the Ducks suddenly roared to life and looked like potential Stanley Cup champions. They scored one goal, then another, then another, then another. The Ducks’ relentless third-period attack more than made up..." March 16

  • Fleischmann trying to get comfortable with the Ducks

    Orange County Register "It gets easier but it is never easy. That is how Tomas Fleischmann feels when it comes to moving to a new team during the season and this particular change came at the NHL trade deadline. The 10-year winger is still in adaptation with the Ducks after just six games with them. True comfort..." March 15

  • After 13-game absence, Beleskey back for Ducks tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Forward Matt Beleskey will make his return to the lineup tonight when the Anaheim Ducks visit the Minnesota Wild. Beleskey has missed 13 games due to a shoulder injury suffered on Feb. 15 against the Washington Capitals. “I think we’ve done everything we can skating-wise, shooting, working..." March 13

  • 46d
    Anaheim Ducks @AnaheimDucks

    INJURY UPDATES: #NHLDucks Boudreau said after today's practice there is a "good chance" @Matt_Beleskey will play tomorrow. Vatanen will not.

  • Flames light up Ducks at Saddledome

    Calgary Sun "The first Calgary Flames rookie to hit 50 points since some guy named Jarome Iginla. Nice company for Johnny Hockey to join. Johnny Gaudreau's milestone achievement was perfectly timed, too, potting a pair of goals to help pace the Flames to a wildly entertaining 6-3 victory Wednesday night..." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Ryan Getzlaf passes Paul Kariya for 2nd in Ducks all-time scoring

    The Score "Ryan Getzlaf is now looking at Paul Kariya in the rear-view. The Anaheim Ducks captain passed the franchise great for second-place on the team's all-time points list, and then built on his lead moments later, scoring his second in under three minutes Wednesday versus the Calgary Flames. " March 12

  • Lack, Kassian come up big as Canucks beat Ducks

    Vancouver Sun "If you’re looking for reasons why the Vancouver Canucks would prefer not to have to settle for a wildcard playoff spot, we present the Anaheim Ducks as Exhibit A. The Canucks beat the Ducks 2-1 Monday night at Rogers Arena, but clearly would rather not see them again anytime soon. Especially in..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday

    CBSSports.com "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Sounds like Ducks "came really close" to signing or trading Beleskey

    Nichols on Hockey "“I think the interesting one was Beleskey. They really - Bob Murray wouldn’t talk about it very much, but it sounds like they really came close to A) signing him and B) not signing him and trading him on the deadline. But I think ultimately they just decided to go for it this year. It’ll be..." March 09

  • Penguins manhandle Ducks in 5-2 victory

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Team owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle and CEO David Morehouse stood outside the Penguins locker room at Honda Center on Friday night, all wearing smiles. This was the kind of performance the trio envisioned when it made sweeping changes last summer and gave general manager Jim Rutherford the..." March 07

  • Gibson Almost Blanks Habs, 3-1

    Anaheim Calling "John Gibson put on a show against Montreal, and a strong team effort resulted in a convincing win against the top team in the Eastern Conference. First Period Recap: The Ducks had the puck in the Habs' zone for much of the first five minutes, with the top three lines responsible for most of..." March 05

  • Ducks' trades pay off in 4-1 win over Arizona

    Los Angeles Times "Among the Ducks' aims in making one trade last week and four more in the hours before the NHL deadline was to become faster and better equipped to handle any style opponents throw at them. They needed to add speed on defense and add skill, but General Manager Bob Murray knowingly took a risk by..." March 04

  • 56d
    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Ducks also get D Korbinian Holzer from Toronto for a draft pick and player along with C Michael Sgarbossa from Colorado for D Mat Clark.

  • 56d
    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    No salary retained in Wiz trade to Anaheim from Columbus

  • 56d
    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ James Wisniewski and a third-round pick to Anaheim for a second-round pick, William Karlsson and Rene Bourque.

  • 56d
    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    So Julius Thomas will be a UFA. RT @Broncos: The #Broncos have officially placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on WR Demaryius Thomas.

  • LIVE BLOG
    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

    PSD Staff Check back often for all of the latest NHL Trade Deadline rumors, news stories, tweets, images, videos, and anything else we can dig up pertaining to deadline day. March 02

  • Jackets ship D Wisniewski to Ducks

    TSN.ca "The Columbus Blue Jackets have traded defenceman James Wisniewski and a third-round draft pick in 2015 to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Rene Bourque, William Karlsson and a second-round pick in 2015 . Wisniewski, 31, has scored 8 goals and 21 assists in 56 games this season with the Blue..." March 02