Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg: Protected by Ducks

Silfverberg was protected by Anaheim and will not be available to Vegas in the expansion draft, NHL.com reports.

Silverberg is coming off a career-best offensive season with 23 goals and 49 points, and then he posted nine goals and 14 points through 17 postseason games. In fact, the 26-year-old winger was an excellent contributor during the playoffs with 13 tallies 24 assists through 40 games over the past three years. His defensive acumen is also a huge asset to the Ducks, as he regularly plays a shut-down role.

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