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Ryan Kesler, Simon Despres leave Ducks to address personal matter, injury

TORONTO – The Ducks will be without center Ryan Kesler and defenseman Simon Despres for Thursday night's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs as the two were sent home to address different matters. Kesler left the team Thursday to attend to a...
Via The OC Register
March 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Gabriel Landeskog suspended three games for cross-check to the head

Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended three games by the National Hockey League for a high hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres. The hit happened in the Avalanche’s 3-0 victory over the Ducks. Despres had the puck and tried to get a shot on goal, when Landeskog cross-checked him in the head after his attempt. Head coach Patrick Roy told the Denver...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Simon Despres rejoins Ducks after 42-game concussion absence

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Defenseman Simon Despres has returned to the Anaheim Ducks after missing 42 games with a concussion. The Ducks recalled Despres on Monday from his long-term injury conditioning loan to their AHL affiliate in San Diego. Despres hasn't played since Oct. 16, when he left the Ducks' fourth game of the season after a shoulder-to-head hit from Tyson Barrie. The...
Via Associated Press
January 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Ducks sign Simon Despres to five-year, $18.5 M extension

  Defenseman Simon Despres has agreed to a five-year, $18.5 million contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Friday, a day before their season opener at San Jose. Despres has made an impressive rise with the Ducks since they acquired him in a trade with Pittsburgh on March 2. He immediately won a regular spot in Anaheim's lineup with physical two-way...
Via Associated Press
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks: Winner of the NHL Trade Deadline?

March 2015. The final full month of the regular season that signifies the push to the Stanley Cup playoffs. It also includes the infamous NHL Trade Deadline. Teams can make a strong push to solidifying their chances of a deep playoff run or sell players to rebuild for the future. When it comes to the Western Conference, no team made as big of a statement as the Anaheim Ducks. As...
Via isportsweb.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Deadline Deal: Pens trades Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy

Well, things were going so well… The Penguins traded Simon Despres for Ben Lovejoy, and well, it feels like a bad deal. @jmarshfof  points this out though… Ben Lovejoy is 2nd on the Ducks in Scoring Chances against per 60 minutes of even-strength TOI. Behind only Sami Vatanen. — Jesse Marshall (@jmarshfof) March 2, 2015 We counter with: Ben Lovejoy getting abused in every...
Via The Pensblog
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Despres Making the Most of his Playing Time

There was a brief instance in the Rangers game on Monday night that gave me a stark realization about the play and progression of Simon Despres. With the Penguins having just mounted a comeback to tie the game late in the third, Despres was put in an awkward position in the neutral zone. The puck had been contested and ended up on his stick in the face of some high pressure from...
Via The Pensblog
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The procedure deails of why Simon Despres was sent down.

This moved turned some heads today. Simon Despres was sent back to WBS. [ Pensburgh ] Why the move was the procedural? This seems to be the most logical move. Credit to @demangone for finding it. Teams are governered by unrealistic rules during the Olympic break. [ Syracuse.com ] First rule: Starting with the easiest rule first, any NHL player subject to waivers...
Via The Pensblog
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins trade rumors

Mike Cammalleri As the 2013-2014 NHL season winds closer and closer to the month-long Olympic break in February, the window for teams to acquire new talent via trades is shrinking. A week after the Olympics end, the NHL has set their annual trade deadline day for March 5th, leaving teams with little time to try and ink any deals before they start their final run at the playoffs....
Via isportsweb.com
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Baby Pens making big impact

Simon Despres defends the puck against the New York Rangers on Thursday. Three top-six forwards. Four top-six defenseman. No, that’s not the list of Pittsburgh Penguins making a push to play in the Sochi Olympics.  Rather, the number of regular starters whose services the Penguins gave been without for one reason or another the past few weeks. James Neal is suspended.  Evgeni...
Via isportsweb.com
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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