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Ducks start four-game trip Thursday

Idle for nine of the past 10 days, the Anaheim Ducks are about to get much busier on this four-game East Coast swing.The underachieving Ducks are looking to capitalize on their time off to get this trip off to a strong start and beat the Buffalo Sabres for a fifth straight meeting Thursday night.Anaheim (11-13-5) has won three straight Pacific Division titles and finished with the...
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December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks vs Sharks Fri. night at 7pm

After another subpar homestand, the San Jose Sharks appear to be in good position as they begin a road-heavy stretch in the schedule.That's because the Sharks have won seven in a row away from home heading into Friday night's matchup with the struggling Anaheim Ducks.San Jose swept a six-game trip before returning to the SAP Center and dropping two of three, including Tuesday's 5...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks host Avalanche Friday night

Less than a week into their season, the Anaheim Ducks are already frustrated.They'll try to avoid opening with four straight losses for the first time in seven years Friday night against the visiting Colorado Avalanche.A winner of three straight Pacific Division titles and owner of the Western Conference's best record the past two seasons, Anaheim (0-2-1) has reason to feel a little...
Via Fox Sports
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks send D Manson to minors with Vatanen nearing return

  The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned defenseman Josh Manson to the minors with Matt Beleskey and Sami Vatanen nearing return from injury. The Ducks announced the move Thursday. Manson has three assists in 28 games with Anaheim during his rookie NHL season. He also has played 23 games for the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk. Beleskey could return Friday at Minnesota, coach Bruce Boudreau...
Via Associated Press
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New AHL Pacific Division benefits both Kings and Ducks

It took about 10 hours -- maybe more -- of travel for the Anaheim Ducks to get one of their young defensemen to Los Angeles in time for a playoff game last spring.  Sami Vatanen had been with the AHL's Norfolk Admirals in the midst of a playoff run. The Admirals were playing the St. John's Ice Caps, a team located closer to the polar ice caps and even Vatanen's native Finland than...
Via Fox Sports West
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Ducks blank Blues 3-0 for 5th straight win

Sami Vatanen scored two power-play goals and Frederik Andersen stopped 27 shots in his first career shutout, leading the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Vatanen had his first career multigoal game, scoring on a pair of blistering one-timers as the Ducks (5-1-0) won their fifth straight and extended their home winning streak against St. Louis to...
Via Associated Press
October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks News: Vantanen quacks new deal

Young blueliner Sami Vatanen has quacked his way to a new contract.#470280633 / gettyimages.comAnd by quacked, I mean played well in his rookie season. Per Curtis Zupke of NHL.com,Ducks announce two-year contract for Sami Vatanen. One-way deal is worth $1.25M and $1.275M.— Curtis Zupke (@curtiszupke) July 22, 2014He'll still be an RFA at the end of the deal, however.Sami Vatanen...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks sign defenseman Sami Vatanen to two-year contract

The Ducks signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Vatanen (5-foot-10, 183-pounds) scored 21 points in 48 games with the Ducks last season. He also picked up his first career postseason assist in five games with Anaheim during their Stanley Cup playoff run Vatanen, a native of Jyvaskyla, Finland...
Via Fox Sports West
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks-Kings, Game 3: Morning skate notebook

LOS ANGELES -- Anaheim head coach Bruce Boudreau played coy about lineup changes for Thursday night's Game 3 against the Kings but it didn't take long to deduce that defenseman Sami Vatanen and left winger Kyle Palmieri will likely be entered into the lineup. Prior to Thursday's morning skate, the team announced that Vatanen was recalled from the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk,...
Via Fox Sports West
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks too much for Red Wings after four-goal first

Sami Vatanen had a goal and an assist and the Anaheim Ducks used a four-goal first period to extend their winning streak to six games with a 5-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night. Nick Bonino, Jakob Silfverberg, Corey Perry and Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim. Andrew Cogliano had three assists and Jonas Hiller made 16 saves. Tomas Jurco got his first career goal...
Via Associated Press
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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