Found April 04, 2014 on On the Duck Pond:
The Ducks did not get good news on Wednesday when they learned that defenseman Cam Fowler will be out three to five weeks. Fowler, who was injured last Friday during the Colorado game, did not appear in the next two games.   After not progressing in healing, an MRI was taken, which revealed that he has a sprained left MCL.   That is mediocollateral ligament in the knee. The 22 year old had not missed a game this season, but will miss most of the rest of the regular season.  Fowler, in his fourth season with the Ducks, leads all team defenseman and is fourth on the club overall with 36 points (6 goals, 30 assists) and has a plus-15 rating in 67 games. Sami Vatanen would be nice to have back, but Vatanen hurt his knee after being sent down to Norfolk earlier in the month.    He was sent back to California for further medical evaluation and treatment, but nothing more has been mentioned by the Ducks about his injury, status or availability. Meanwhile, winger Nick Bonino did not...

Ducks' Cam Fowler starts to skate-could return next week

The Anaheim Ducks announced that Cam Fowler is on good pace of his recovery after suffering a sprained MCL (knee injury).Fowler sprained his MCL in mid-march. He was expected to miss 3-5 weeks to recover from the injury. Earlier this week it was announced that he took the ice again and started skating laps. Of course it is not the intensity he is used too but it is a start for his...

Ducks can't overcome early deficit in loss to Preds

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To put it simply, it was an ugly, brutal loss. The No. 1 goaltender gave up four goals in less than two periods and was forced to come back out on the ice in the third. The defensive zone was an absolute mess and two goals that would have tied the game were waved off. It was a bad night all around for the Ducks in a 5-2 loss to the Predators, Friday night at the...

Kerdiles departs for Anaheim Ducks

Wisconsin has seen its share of departures for the NHL, but on Saturday afternoon the biggest blow the 2013-14 season occurred as sophomore forward Nic Kerdiles signed a contract with the team that drafted him in the 2nd round of the 2012 Entry Draft—the Anaheim Ducks. Kerdiles’ departure leaves a massive hole in the Badgers’ front line for next season, and it was a close call...

Ducks Sign Irvine's Nicolas Kerdiles to Three-Year Entry-Level Contract

The Ducks have signed left wing, and Irvine native, Nicolas Kerdiles to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kerdiles, 20 (1/11/94), ranked fifth in the nation in points-per-game (1.36) and tied for 11th in assists-per-game (0.82) this season. Kerdiles collected 15-23=38 points with 33 penalty minutes (PIM) in 28 games...

Recap of the week that was in Anaheim

It has been over a week since I have written anything for a number of reasons, not the least of which included an earthquake that probably led to the power surge that killed our modem.    Four days of internetless life later and a new modem finally arrived and was installed.  That, coupled with a change of servers for Bloguin (and the usually hiccups associated with that), meant...

Frederik Andersen Keeps Winning

from Scott Burnside of ESPN, What was interesting about the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2, comeback win over the Edmonton Oilers is that the goalie of record for the Ducks, Frederik Andersen, won for the 19th time and pushed his save percentage to an impressive .925 in 26 appearances. Head coach Bruce Boudreau has been resting starter Jonas Hiller after a period of uneven play...

Predators down Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Mike Fisher had two goals and an assist, Colin Wilson also scored twice and the Nashville Predators beat the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 Friday night. Patric Hornqvist also scored and had two assists and Matt Cullen added two assists as Nashville snapped a six-game losing streak to the Ducks and preserved its playoff chances with five games to play. Hornqvist has 13 points...

Pittsburgh Hands Ducks Second SO Loss in a Row

Best of the West versus the best of the East.   Both the Ducks and Penguins showed why they are on the top of their conference and both are pretty evenly matched.  Even though the Ducks lost in the sixth round of the shootout (for the second game in a row),  it could have gone either way in the 3-2 defeat.   Both teams came out of the gate strong, despite Pittsburgh having...

San Jose Bumps Anaheim From Top of Pacific

Its tough being at the top.  You only have one way to go – down.  And the Ducks, who once had a solid clinch on the President's trophy, are dropping a bit.  Going 4-4-2 in their last 10 games, the Ducks have slipped in the standings, and a 3-2 loss to San Jose on Thursday night saw Anaheim lose the top spot in the Pacific Division as well.   Good thing there are still...

Predators-Ducks Preview

Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau isn't happy about his club's slow starts through two games on this homestand.

Anaheim Tops Kings 2-1

It never gets old defeating the Kings.  As a Ducks fan, any victory over Los Angeles is a sweet one.  In their building?  Even better!  Despite playing in the second of back-to-back games, Anaheim looked like the better rested team in a 2-1 victory on Saturday night at Staples Center. Frederik Andersen got the start in net, as Jonas Hiller played the night before in Colorado...

Washington Powers Over Ducks 3-2

Things never seem to go well for the Ducks when Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals come to town.  The 3-2 loss to the Capitals in front of a sell out crowd on Tuesday was no exception.  And Anaheim only had itself to blame.  "That game tonight came down to our special teams not being special," said defenseman Ben Lovejoy, who had one of the Ducks two goals...

Ducks Bury Avalanche

Things definitely hit bottom for the Ducks in Wednesday's 7-2 beatdown loss to Calgary.  A four game losing streak as well as nothing but an embarrassment from a team that has led the NHL for most of the season had to be an eye opening reality check for Anaheim.   They came into the game against Colorado, a team that pummeled them on opening night 6-1, with eyes wide open...

Ducks vs. Predators available on FSSD Alt. Channels

The Anaheim Ducks vs. Nashville Predators game Friday night can be seen on FSSD alternate channels.  

Ducks-Oilers Preview

The Anaheim Ducks are vying for the Pacific Division crown while the Edmonton Oilers are in the basement, but there is reason to believe Sunday night's matchup will be competitive.
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