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.
Kase scored two goals in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Coyotes on Saturday.
It's been a blazing hot December for Kase, who has eight goals and 13 points in 12 games during the month. That's more than twice as many points that he registered in November. This production doesn't seem to be an aberration either. While he probably won't continue to produce a point per game, Kase owns a 14.9 shooting percentage for the season, which is only about 1.0 percent higher than what he submitted in the category during 2017-18. Kase has 11 goals and 18 points in 22 games this season.
Kase has six goals on 36 shots and five assists in 10 games in December.
Last year, Kase broke out as a sophomore, notching 20 goals in 66 games. That earned Kase an increased role for the Ducks. He's averaged 15:47 per contest in ice time, and he's playing on Anaheim's top line. With how hot he's been, it looks like Kase may finally be giving the Ducks the young depth they've needed for years.
Kase recorded a hat trick on five shots in a 6-3 comeback victory against the Stars on Wednesday.
The 23-year-old opened the scoring Wednesday. The Stars answered with the next three goals, but then Kase responded with two more scores for the natural hat trick and to tie the score. The Ducks dominated the third period, scoring five unanswered goals total to end the night. Kase has eight goals and 14 points in 15 games this season, but five of his goals and nine of his points have come in the last five games.
Kase scored a goal and added two assists in Sunday's 6-5 shootout win over the Devils.
The performance gives Kase 11 points on the year, and the Czech was actually close to winning this game in regulation. His fifth goal of the season gave his team a 5-4 lead with just over six minutes to play, but the Ducks weren't able to hang on, ultimately needing a shootout to decide things. Kase has been limited to just 14 games this season, but the 23-year-old's production level has never been higher.
Kase tallied two power-play assists during Sunday's 6-5 win over the Capitals.
Kase has quietly amassed three goals and seven points in his last eight outings and looks to be heating up after a concussion cost him the first 18 games of the season. The 23-year-old winger is shaking the rust off and could have a breakout season the rest of the way, so those in deeper formats should consider rostering him while they still can.
Kase (concussion) fired four shots on goal during 14:26 of ice time in Monday's 2-1 shootout win over the Predators.
Kase was given responsibility immediately in his season debut, as he worked on the power play and shot second in the shootout but missed. The 23-year-old will look to follow up a strong 2017-18 season where he scored 20 goals and added 18 assists. He'll suit up against the Golden Knights on Wednesday.
Kase (concussion) will play Monday against the Predators, barring any setbacks.
Kase was expected to return to action soon, but obviously concussions can be tricky to estimate. This will be the 23-year-old's first game of the season, and the Ducks will be happy to have him back in the lineup. The Czech-born wing scored 20 goals in 66 games last year.
Kase (concussion) rejoined his his teammates for practice Sunday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Kase has been on injured reserve since the start of the season after sustaining a concussion in the final preseason game. He skated alongisde Ryan Kesler, meaning that he might be thrust into a top-six role upon his return. There's a chance the 23-year-old could make his season debut on Monday against Nashville.
Kase (concussion) has no timetable for his return, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
The Ducks could use Kase to help spark their offense that's averaging 2.4 goals per game (28th in the league) as he had 20 goals and 38 points in 66 games last season while averaging just 13:55 per game. Kase also shot at a high rate, firing 146 shots in that span. It's unclear where the 22-year-old will fit in once he's ready, but there certainly could be a spot in the top six available if the Ducks' offensive struggles continue.
Kase sustained a concussion in the preseason finale versus the Kings. He is now on injured reserve, TSN reports.
Kase took a maintenance day Sunday, at which point all that was known is that he suffered a bloody nose. Evidently, further tests revealed a much more serious issue. The Ducks lost Corey Perry (knee) for five months and now they'll be without the the 22-year-old who was supposed to take on a substantial role in the veteran's absence. Now, rookie Maxime Comtois could get an early look on the left wing for Wednesday's season road opener versus the Sharks.
Kase was excused from practice Sunday, one day after he was inadvertently kicked in the face and had a bloody nose, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
This was a simple maintenance day for Kase, and his situation is so minor that it doesn't warrant an official injury designation. The net-crashing winger compiled two goals to complement a plus-2 rating over four preseason games. He's a favorite to step up in the wake of a knee injury that will shelve veteran Corey Perry for five months.
Kase scored a pair of goals Thursday in a 7-3 loss to San Jose.
Kase is a prime candidate to be a 50-point player if he can build off last season and stay healthy, and results like Thursday suggest he'll have the first part down if the second part takes care of itself. Despite the lopsided score, this game was an encouraging sign.
Kase signed a three-year, $7.8 million contract with the Ducks on Wednesday.
Kase enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2017-18, setting career highs in goals (20), assists (18) and shots on goal (146) in 66 appearances. The 22-year-old winger should only continue to improve during his junior campaign in 2018-19, and could threaten the 50-point mark if he's able to stay healthy, making him a solid bench option in most fantasy formats.
Kase received a qualifying offer from the Ducks on Monday, meaning he'll remain a restricted free agent ahead of the July 1 free-agency signing period, NHL.com reports.
Kase is a burgeoning winger for the Ducks. He compiled 20 goals and 18 assists to complement a plus-18 rating this past season -- his second year in the NHL. Better yet, we anticipate his power-play role growing as he gains more experience. The Czech skater has sleeper status entering the 2018-19 campaign.
Kase scored the game-winning goal in the third period, lifting his team to a 3-1 win over Minnesota on Wednesday.
With two goals in his past two games, Kase is now a 20-goal scorer and is just one of two Ducks (Rickard Rakell) to reach that mark. He's on a hot streak right now and is worth riding as the Ducks get set for the playoffs, especially with Anaheim facing two opponents with nothing to play for.
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