Simon Despres

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

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Plays physical game in return

    Despres laid four hits, took a minor penalty, put a shot on goal and went plus-1 in his return to the ice from a concussion Tuesday against Boston. He skated 20:37, so coach Bruce Boudreau didn't exactly treat Despres with kid gloves in his first game since getting injured way back on Oct. 16. The 24-year-old could earn his way into a much bigger role after the All-Star break -- no one on the Anaheim blue line has played terribly well this year, so Despres has a chance to be part of the solution.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Expected to return Tuesday

    Despres (concussion) is expected to return for Tuesday's contest against the Bruins. Despres has been out for over three months after sustaining a concussion just four games into the season and it finally appears as though he's ready to slot back into the lineup. Though an official decision has yet to be made the defenseman has already rejoined the team, but coach Bruce Boudreau indicated he could limit his minutes initially to ease him back into game action.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Rejoins club, remains on IR

    Despres (concussion) has rejoined the Ducks after a four-game conditioning with AHL San Diego, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Despres reportedly skated with Sami Vatanen during battle drills Monday, but remains on injured reserve for the time being. It's quite possible that the team will activate him in advance of Tuesday's game against the Bruins, at which point he should receive an update again if that occurs.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Sent to minors for conditioning

    Despres (concussion) has been assigned to AHL San Diego on a conditioning assignment, Louis Jean of TVA Sports reports. Despres is still trying to overcome a concussion that he sustained in October. The conditioning assignment is a controlled effort to get the defenseman back into game shape. The Ducks need Despres to get healthy as the team has allowed 100 goals in 42 games. He had signed a five-year, $18.5 million contract a week before getting injured, so the club must be anxious to start seeing returns on that investment.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Returns to practice Saturday

    Despres returned to practice Saturday. Despres has been sidelined since mid-October with a concussion, so his return to practice Saturday is obviously a huge step in the right direction in his recovery. The 24-year-old defender is likely still a ways away from returning to game action, but his presence at Saturday's workout is an encouraging development nonetheless. The Ducks should announce the former first-round pick's activation from injured reserve once he's fit to play.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Nearing a return to action

    Despres (concussion) is close to returning to the ice, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles News Group reports. The report did not provide any other details regarding where Despres stands in his recovery, but it appears he is making good progress, and is on track to resume hockey activities at some point this month.

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    Ducks' Simon Despres: Still dealing with concussion symptoms

    Despres is still feeling the effects of the concussion he suffered in October, reports the Orange County Register. After carving out a decent-sized role on the Ducks' blue line out of training camp, Despres lasted just four games into the season before a hit to the head from Colorado's Tyson Barrie knocked him out of action. Although he skated early in December, Despres had a setback that's kept him off the ice since. The Ducks could use him, as Despres brings both size and offensive upside to their blue-line mix, but they won't get him back until he shakes those concussion symptoms.

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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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