Rakell was extended a qualifying offer from the Ducks on Monday, Dhiren Mahiban of the New York Times reports. Rakell posted career-high numbers across the board in his fourth season with the Ducks, recording 20 goals and 23 assists over 72 games. Rakell could've posted even higher numbers, but he ended up missing the final seven games of the season with an appendix issue. With the injury expected to be healed by the start of next season, the Ducks wanted to keep him around, so by offering him the qualifying offer, the team will be able to match any offers he receives on the open market. At just 23 years old, Rakell has plenty of potential to improve on his most recent breakout season.
Rakell (appendicitis) will be in the lineup Friday against Nashville. The 22-year-old center missed the final-seven games of what was a breakout season for him, scoring 20 goals and 43 points in 72 games. Rakell looks set to be a big factor in the series, with his combination of skill and grit on the Ducks' second line being a potential area where they can overwhelm a somewhat thin Nashville roster.
Rakell (appendicitis) is out for the rest of the regular season, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. The team is hopeful that Rakell will be able to resume skating over the weekend and then be available for the start of the playoffs after having his appendix removed. Prior to having to undergo surgery, the center was on a hot streak with seven points in his last 10 outings. The team will provide more updates once the 22-year-old is able to get back on the ice.
Rakell (appendicitis) will be out for one week. There's likely to only be two games remaining on the regular-season schedule by the time Rakell is ready to return. It's an anti-climactic way for the Swede to inch toward the end of the regular season, as the versatile two-way forward has easily set career-high marks in goals (20) and points (43). At this point, it's important for Rakell to get healthy for the playoffs since the Ducks have clinched a spot.
Rakell won't play Wednesday against the Flames due to an illness. It's a big loss for the Ducks, as Rakell has played well lately, tallying seven points (three goals, four assists) in his last nine games. The 22-year-old forward will hope to return to action Friday against the Canucks.
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