Kesler's assist Friday against Chicago stretched his point streak to three games and three points (two goals, one assist). It's his longest scoring streak of the season. Now if only the quacks would win a bit more. He, like so many of his teammates, got off to a slumbering start and now they're behind the proverbial eight ball this season. Kesler will be a key part of a run back to playoff contention, so this micro-streak could be the start of something beautiful.
Kesler returned to practice Wednesday, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports. Kesler reportedly was simply given a maintenance day Tuesday, and missed practice as a result, but it's still encouraging to see him return to the ice Wednesday ahead of Thursday's game against Nashville. Kesler has yet to register a single point this season.
Kesler has yet to record a point and has a minus-3 rating in five games this season. Coming off a year with the Ducks where Kesler recorded 20 goals and 47 assists, the 31-year-old center has been struggling so far in 2015-16. He centers the talented second-line with Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg at his sides. However, most of his fantasy value will come from the 59.6% of faceoffs he's won so far this campaign, along with his place on the second-line power play. The Ducks hit the road Thursday against the red-hot Predators as they begin a five-game road trip.
Ryan Kesler signed a six-year, $41.25 million contract extension with the Ducks on Wednesday, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Ryan Kesler scored his seventh goal of the postseason, had five shots on goal and dished out a game-high eight hits in Saturday's season-ending Game 7 loss to the Blackhawks.
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