Kesler (hip) is facing the prospect of missing the remainder of the 2018-19 campaign, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports. Interim head coach Bob Murray told reporters, "I don't know if we're going to see him again this year." Kesler currently isn't skating due to his lingering hip issue and, with just 10 games remaining, is running out of time to return. Add in the fact that the Ducks are all but eliminated from playoff contention and there is little reason to rush the veteran back into the lineup. Instead, the team seems poised to shut the veteran down for the year and let him focus on preparing for the 2019-20 campaign.
Kesler (hip) didn't make the trip to Colorado for Friday's game against the Avalanche, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports. The Ducks have yet to release any details regarding a potential timeline for Kesler's return to action, but he's only totaled eight points while posting an ugly minus-19 rating in 60 games this campaign, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on his status anyway. Another update on the veteran pivot should surface once he's cleared to return to practice.
Kesler (hip) is not in the lineup for Thursday's road game in Arizona, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports. Kesler will miss his fourth straight game and all signs point to the veteran not playing again this season, though the team has not yet made such an announcement. His next chance to play is right around the corner, Friday in Colorado.
Kesler (hip) will sit out of Tuesday's game versus the Predators, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. This will mark the third straight game Kesler misses. His offensive production has been minimal this season, so he won't be missed in the fantasy realm. Derek Grant will continue filling in as the fourth-line center.
Kesler (hip) is considered questionable for Tuesday's game against the Predators, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Stephens believes Kesler is probably closer to doubtful than questionable ahead of Tuesday's contest, but either way, official word on the veteran pivot's status likely won't surface until the Ducks take the ice for pregame warmups. If he's able to go, Kesler will likely slot into a bottom-six role against Nashville.
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