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Ducks' Ryan Kesler has been ruled out of the 2019-20 due to recovery from offseason hip surgery.

The Ducks confirmed what was already believed about Kesler’s status for the 2020 season. Kesler underwent right hip refacing surgery in early-May and will not play this season but the door is still open for him to resume his NHL career following a lengthy recovery.

Source: Anaheim Ducks 09/14/19, 2:59 pm EST

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Kesler underwent right hip resurfacing surgery on Thursday.

Hip resurfacing is a bone-preserving hip replacement that can provide pain relief and increase function in normal activities of daily living. The surgery does leave open the possibility that Kesler could resume his NHL career following a lengthy recovery. "As we all know, Ryan has been fiercely battling his condition for quite some time," said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "I've been extremely impressed by his determination to play despite being significantly injured. At this point, Ryan needs to think about his life and family. The pain he felt was significant and we agree with his decision to have this surgery. While it's unlikely he will play in 2019-20, we will support any decision he makes about his future playing career.”

Source: Anaheim Ducks 05/13/19, 3:33 pm EST

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Kesler (lower-body) was returned to Anaheim and will miss the rest of the road-trip.

Kesler played just 5:06 TOI in Detroit before leaving with a lower-body injury. Kesler will miss at least the next three games, so look for Adam Henrique to be back on the Ducks top power-play unit on Thursday. Max Jones and Troy Terry were recalled from San Diego (AHL) to replace Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg (lower-body).

Source: Eric Stephens 01/17/19, 10:45 am EST

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Kesler (hip) will be a game-time decision on Wednesday.

Kesler was surprisingly skating on the Ducks second line in Wednesday’s morning skate and is officially listed as a game-time decision. Kesler has not been medically cleared to play, but that could come later today. Keep an eye on Kesler’s status as the Ducks hit the ice for warmups at 9:30pm ET.

Source: Elliott Teaford 10/10/18, 3:03 pm EST

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Kesler (hip) is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.

Kesler joined his teammates for Sunday’s practice but still has not been cleared for contact. Head coach Randy Carlyle said Kesler is unlikely to play in the season opener on October 3rd, which means Sam Steel could get an early look on the second or third line. Kesler is in the midst of a slow build-up after hip surgery in 2017.

Source: Elliott Teaford 09/26/18, 12:51 pm EST

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Ducks are hopeful to have Kesler (hip) back by Christmas.

Kesler underwent offseason hip surgery on June 8th and Ducks’ General Manager Bob Murray hopes that Kesler will be back by Christmas, but added that there is no official timetable on his return. With Kesler out, Antoine Vermette could play with Andrew Cogliano and Jakob Silfverberg, while Rickard Rakell has also shifted back to centre to start training camp.

Source: Eric Stephens 09/18/17, 5:23 am EST

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The Ducks have acquired Ryan Kesler and 2015 third-round pick from the Canucks for Nick Bonino, Luca Sbisa, the 24th overall pick and the 85th overall pick in this year's draft.

Kesler scored 25 goals and 18 assists (43 points) but was a career worst minus-15 in 77 games this season. Kesler has spent his entire 10-year career with the Canucks but will now move the Anaheim where he will likely centre the second line behind Ryan Getzlaf. This trade makes the Ducks a much more difficult team to play against, especially come playoff time. Kesler will turn 30 in August and is signed through the next two seasons at a $5 million dollar cap-hit.

Source: Pierre LeBrun 06/27/14, 11:05 am EST

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Kesler (knee) is on the ice for Canucks practice.

Kesler is skating on a line with his regular linemates Chris Higgins and and Jannik Hansen. He was expected to miss at least a "couple of weeks" and has been out for nine days. Skating on his regular line would suggest that he could be back in the lineup on Sunday. Expect a full update after practice.

Source: Elliott Pap 03/21/14, 10:13 am EST

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