Simon Despres

#24 D / Anaheim Ducks / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 215 lb Age: 24 College: None

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    INJURY ALERT: IR | Concussion |
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      Ducks' Simon Despres: Dealing with concussion

      Ducks general manager Bob Murray told reporters Saturday that Simon Despres is dealing with a concussion, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Despres hasn't played since Oct. 16 against the Avalanche, a game which the 24-year-old defender exited early after telling the Ducks' medical staff he "felt off." Despres skated on his own Saturday, but is still 1-to-2 weeks away from taking contact, meaning he likely won't be ready to return to game action until early December.

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      Ducks' Simon Despres: Placed on IR on Saturday

      The Ducks placed Despres (upper body) on injured reserve Saturday. Despres exited Friday's tilt against the Avalanche with an upper-body injury, and was ultimately unable to return to the game. The Ducks originally planned on re-evaluating the 24-year-old defender Monday, but apparently the ailment is serious enough to warrant placing Despres on injured reserve. Despres will now be sidelined for at least the next seven days, meaning the earliest he will be able to return to game action is Oct. 26 against the Blackhawks.

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      Ducks' Simon Despres: Will be re-evaluated Monday

      Despres (upper body) will be re-evaluated Monday. Despres left Friday's tilt against the Avalanche with an upper-body injury and was unable to return to the game. The 24-year-old defender reportedly "felt off" Saturday, prompting the Ducks' medical staff to schedule a re-evaluation for Monday. Because Anaheim's training staff has opted to wait until Monday for the re-evaluation, Despres can be considered highly doubtful for Sunday's game against the Wild.

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      Ducks' Simon Despres: Signs five-year deal with Ducks

      Despres signed a five-year, $18.5 million contract with the Ducks on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Despres has played well for the Ducks since the team acquired him from the Penguins via trade in March, particularly in the postseason, registering seven points (one goal, six assists) in 16 playoff games last season. The 24-year-old will continue to suit up as a top-four defender for Anaheim for the length of his contract.

    • Returns to practice

      News: Simon Despres returned to practice Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
      Analysis: The ailment was never believed to be serious, but it's still nice to see Simon Despres back on the ice ahead of the Ducks' Oct. 10 regular-season opener against the Sharks. The 24-year-old will likely open the season as a top-four defender with Anaheim.
    • Won't play Thursday

      News: Simon Despres won't play in Thursday's exhibition against the Avalanche due to an undisclosed injury,'s Curtis Zupke reports.
      Analysis: Head coach Bruce Boudreau told reporters Thursday that the injury isn't serious, so it sounds like holding Simon Despres out of Thursday's contest is likely a precautionary measure. It doesn't sound like the 24-year-old defender is currently in any danger of missing the Ducks' Oct. 10 regular-season opener against the Sharks.
    • Anaheim's Despres Scores Game 3 Winner

      News: Simon Despres scored his first goal of the playoffs in Game 3 on Thursday, beating Chicago's Corey Crawford with 55 seconds remaining in the second period to break a 1-1 tie, which ended up being the winning tally.
      Analysis: The former Penguin has had a good time in these playoffs, with a goal and six assists in the Ducks' dozen playoff game so far. That's an improved scoring rate over what Simon Despres was able to do in the regular season, as even after coming over to Anaheim, he recorded only a modest six points in 16 contests. The Quebec native's got significant long-term offensive upside, and the experience he's gaining here in his first deep NHL playoff run will serve him well in the future.
    • Ducks' Despres Collects Two Helpers

      News: Simon Despres notched two assists in Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Flames.
      Analysis: Simon Despres continues to shine in his first playoff run with Anaheim. He now has five points -- all assists -- in his seven postseason games thus far. Despres had failed to tally any points in his meager six games of playoff experience with the Penguins. While his role on the Ducks may be limited playing behind the likes of Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, Despres should continue to see regular ice and could become a valuable fantasy producer in the coming seasons.
    • Ducks' Despres Claims Assist In Game 1

      News: Simon Despres bagged an assist in his 18:31 of ice time during the Ducks' Game 1 victory over the Flames on Thursday night.
      Analysis: Simon Despres was acquired from the Penguins in exchange for veteran defenseman Ben Lovejoy in an under-the-radar deal at the trade deadline, but it's beginning to look like a complete heist for the Ducks. The 23-year-old contributed six points and lofty hit totals for his new team over 16 regular-season games and has continued to roll in the playoffs, registering three assists and six shots on goal over five games. Despres is under contract for a pithy sum of $900,000 through the end of 2015-16, but look for the Ducks to extend him before he reaches free agency next summer.
    • Ducks' Despres Gets Assist In Series-Clinching Win

      News: Simon Despres set up Ryan Kesler's game-winning goal in Wednesday's Game 4 triumph over the Jets.
      Analysis: While James Wisniewski was the Ducks' most attention-grabbing acquisition at the blue line, it's Simon Despres who has been the more valuable addition for the Ducks. Despres finished the regular season with six points, 22 PIM and 49 hits in his 16 games with the Ducks, solidifying a second-pairing spot in the postseason while Wisniewski sat in the press box. The 23-year-old was a force for the Ducks in the first-round series, notching two assists and an eye-popping 20 hits in the four-game sweep.
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