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Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg: Officially agrees to extension
Eric Stephens and Josh Cooper of The Athletic confirmed Wednesday that Silfverberg has agreed to a five-year extension with the Ducks that will net him more than $5 million annually.
The team can't officially announce the contract until it sheds some salary to stay under the cap, but Silfverberg -- the Ducks' most attractive trade deadline piece -- looks to be heading nowhere. Silfverberg made it easier for the Ducks to justify the new deal by racking up four goals in his last four tilts, though he's in the midst of a down year with just 24 points through 51 games.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Patrick Eaves: Assigned to AHL affiliate
The Ducks assigned Eaves to AHL San Diego on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Eaves has only appeared in nine NHL contests over the past two seasons due to a laundry list of injuries and illnesses, and now that he's been sent to the minors, it appears as though his professional playing career may be nearing its end. It remains to be seen if the 2003 first-round pick will report to San Diego, but if he declines to do so, he may simply retire.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg: Extension on tap
Pierre Lebrun of TSN (via Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register) reports that Silfverberg and the Ducks have "essentially" agreed on a five-year deal, but the team can't announce it yet due to salary cap issues.
Silfverberg's recent play likely made the decision easier for the Ducks, as the 28-year-old Swede has knocked home four pucks in the last four games. Despite the recent flurry, he's on pace to fall short of the 40-point mark for the first time since 2015-16, when he notched 39. Silfverberg's minimized point total and minus-15 rating embody the Ducks' struggles as a team this season, though a hot streak could put Anaheim back in contention. With the expected deal, talks of Silfverberg being on the trading block can now be squashed. Official word of his extension should be on the horizon.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Max Jones: Earns first NHL point
Jones picked up an assist for his first career point in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Jones saw a little power-play time and made the most of it, delivering the secondary helper on winger Jakob Silfverberg's second-period goal. The first-round pick from 2016 likely won't help fantasy owners this year, but is a name to watch going forward.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Carter Rowney: Offense missing in action
Rowney has gone 14 games without a point.
That's not unusual in itself for a fourth-liner, let alone one on the worst offense in the league. He has redeemed himself somewhat with 37 hits in that span, but Rowney shouldn't be on any fantasy radars despite setting a career high with 12 points in 40 games this season.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Rickard Rakell: Shooting but not scoring
Rakell has 28 shots in his last 11 games.
Over that span, the versatile forward has just a goal and assist to show for the effort. The owner of back-to-back 30-goal seasons, it appears Rakell will likely fall far short of that mark this season. Between the Ducks' league-worst offense (2.2 goals per game) and his 7.5 percent dip in shooting percentage year over year, it's been a campaign to forget for the Swede.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Ices win with empty-netter
Lindholm scored his fifth goal of the season on three shots in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Lindholm added three shots, three blocked shots, two PIM and a plus-2 rating in an all-around good night for the blueliner. He has 22 points in 54 games, and is shooting 2.5 percentage points below his career average, so increased offense may be in the cards down the stretch.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Contributes goal in late rally
Kesler potted his fifth goal of the season on four shots in a 4-0 win over the Wild on Tuesday.
Kesler had the middle of the three goals in the Ducks' third-period outburst. The center has seen a reduced role this season, recording only seven points in 52 games while skating 1:15 less per game than last year. With such meager production, he should not be considered viable in fantasy.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Corey Perry: Finding his groove
Perry scored his second goal of the year in a 4-0 win over the Wild on Tuesday.
Perry has three points in his last two games, reforming his chemistry with Ryan Getzlaf on the Ducks' top line. The 33-year-old winger can still provide a late-season boost to fantasy rosters.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg: Continues to carry hot stick
Silfverberg scored a power-play goal in Tuesday's 4-0 win over the Wild.
Silfverberg's tally ended up as the game-winner as well, his second of the season. Silfverberg has four goals in the last four games, and 16 scores in 51 games so far. It might be worth riding the hot streak for owners in deeper formats.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Ryan Miller: Blanks Wild in road win
Miller stopped all 31 shots the Wild sent his way in Tuesday's 4-0 win.
The perfect performance was Miller's 44th career shutout, which came two days after he broke John Vanbiesbrouck's record for wins by an American goalie with his 375th career victory. Miller is 6-2-1 this year, with a 2.39 GAA and a .929 save percentage. He continues to keep the crease warm while John Gibson (upper body) is out, and may earn the backup role outright if he continues to play this well.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Ryan Miller: Road goalie Tuesday
Miller will tend the away goal against the Wild on Tuesday, Elliott Teaford of the OC Register reports.
The veteran goalie looked good in his first start since returning from a long injury absence. However, Miller will be behind a Ducks team that has allowed 34.7 shots on net per contest on the road, which could mean that the American netminder will be quite busy.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' John Gibson: Still sidelined
Gibson (upper body) isn't in the projected lineup for Tuesday's game against Minnesota, NHL.com's Jessi Perce reports.
Gibson remains on injured reserve and still hasn't returned to practice with his teammates, so he can be considered out indefinitely until that occurs. Ryan Miller and Kevin Boyle will continue to shoulder the load in goal for the Ducks until Gibson is given the green light to return.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Productive in win Sunday
Lindholm had an assist and five shots on goal in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.
He also provided two blocked shots. In his last eight appearances, he has two assists and a minus-9 rating, with 11 blocked shots. Lindholm is at 21 points in 53 games and has never had more than 34 points in a year. The defenseman has missed six games this year and has never played a full 82 games in his six seasons.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf: Dishes two helpers
Getzlaf had a pair of assists on the power in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.
Getzlaf played a supporting role in the Ducks' three-goal third period. Getzlaf is up to 38 points in 53 games this season, which puts him on pace for his worst campaign since 2011-12. He retains value through physical play, as his three blocks Sunday give him 117 for the season.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Nick Ritchie: Combative in return
Ritchie (illness) didn't find the scoresheet, but picked up 10 PIM in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Capitals.
Ritchie and Capitals winger Tom Wilson earned matching misconducts with five minutes to go in the third period. He missed one game with the ailment.... See More ... See Less
Ducks' Corey Perry: Records two power-play points
Perry scored and assisted on power-play goals in the third period in a 5-2 win over the Capitals on Sunday.
Perry's assist on an Adam Henrique tally put the Ducks ahead, and his first goal of the year provided insurance three minutes later. Perry is still finding his way this season, but has three points in eight games since returning from a knee injury.... See More ... See Less