Kase (upper body) will undergo surgery for a torn labrum in his shoulder and is scheduled to be sidelined for five-to-six months. The news effectively rules him out for the remainder of the season. It's an unfortunate end for Kase, who built on his breakout 2017-18 campaign with 11 goals and 20 points over 30 games. He remains under contract with the Ducks for at least the next two seasons and will now turn his focus toward returning for the start of 2019-20.
Kase (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. This isn't an encouraging sign for Kase's fantasy owners, as he'll miss the Ducks' next three games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The 23-year-old winger will be eligible to return on Feb. 2 against the Jets, so another update on his status will undoubtedly surface prior to that contest.
As expected, Kase (upper body) will miss Saturday's day game against the Devils, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports. The Ducks have responded by calling up Sam Carrick from AHL San Diego. Still, there's no such thing as a linear replacement for Kase, as he's one of the most talented net-crashing offensive producers on the Ducks. This is perhaps best illustrated by his cushy goals per 60 minutes value of 1.4.
Kase (upper body) is not expected to play Saturday afternoon versus the Devils, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Kase is considered day-to-day with his injury, but seeing as how many Anaheim forwards are currently banged up, the team will either need to summon a reinforcement from AHL San Diego or plug Andy Welinski into the lineup as a seventh defenseman.
Kase didn't practice Friday due to an upper-body injury, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports. The severity of Kase's injury has yet to be revealed, but his status for Saturday's matinee against the Devils is hazy at best at this point. Another update on his condition should surface following morning skate.
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