Gibson will start Wednesday vs. the Stars.
Gibson allowed one goal on eight shots after replacing an injured Ryan Miller in the Ducks win over the Devils on Sunday. In his last nine appearances, Gibson has gone 6-2-0 with a 2.67 GAA and .919 SV%. Tonight he faces a Stars team that is great in Dallas but have struggled to a 6-8-2 record on the road so far this season.
The Ducks recalled Josh Mahura from San Diego (AHL).
Mahura was sent down on Monday, likely a paper move to save some money, but returns to the Ducks and is expected to be in the lineup on Wednesday. Mahura has just one assist while averaging 16:40 TOI/gm in six games with the Ducks this season.
Rakell is out indefinitely with a sprained ankle.
Rakell suffered a sprained ankle last Wednesday and will miss at least a few weeks. With Rakell out, Daniel Sprong has taken on a larger role early in his Ducks career and could play top-6 minutes until Rakell is back.
Miller is expected to miss six weeks with a sprained MCL.
Miller was hurt against the Devils on Sunday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. The Ducks are expecting Miller to miss six weeks, so they’ve claimed Chad Johnson off of waivers from the Blues. This injury shouldn’t affect the Ducks too much, John Gibson has started 78 percent of their games so far.
The Ducks have claimed Chad Johnson off of waivers from the Blues.
Claiming Johnson suggests that Ryan Miller’s lower-body injury is going to cost him a good chunk of time. The Ducks have not provided an update on Miller’s status but expect Johnson to serve as John Gibson’s backup moving forward.
The Ducks have sent Andy Welinski to San Diego (AHL).
Welinski heads back to the AHL because the Ducks needed to call-up Jared Coreau after Ryan Miller got hurt on Sunday. Welinski has six points (2G / 4A) in eight games with San Diego.
The Ducks have sent Josh Mahura to San Diego (AHL).
Mahura played in three games during his most recent call-up, giving him six NHL games on the season. Mahura goes back to the AHL, where he has nine points (1G / 8A) in 14 games.
The Ducks have recalled Jared Coreau from San Diego (AHL).
With Ryan Miller leaving Sunday’s game with a lower-body injury, Comeau comes up to be John Gibson’s backup. The former Red Wings netminde has gone 3-6-1 with a 3.66 GAA and .895 SV% in 12 games with San Diego this season. He likely won’t see any NHL action unless Miller is forced to miss an extended period of time.
The Ducks have recalled Andrej Sustr from San Diego (AHL).
Sustr has not registered a point while picking up six penalty minutes in five games with the Ducks this season. He replaces Josh Mahura on the roster.
Miller leads the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Source: Phil Hulett 12/9/18, 7:31 pm EST
Gibson leads the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Source: Phil Hulett 12/7/18, 9:31 pm EST
Rakell “tweaked his ankle” and is out indefinitely.
Rakell missed Thursday’s practice with a lower-body injury and was reportedly seen wearing a walking boot.
Gibson will start Wednesday vs. the Blackhawks.
Gibson was pulled after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the Ducks come from behind win over the Capitals on Sunday. Gibson has had more good nights than bad this season and has been steady on home-ice, going 6-1-4 with a 2.19 GAA and .931 SV% in 11 games. He lost his first start against the Blackhawks but Chicago has been horrible. The Blackhawks have lost four straight and have just three wins in their last 18 games (3-13-2).
Eaves is out indefinitely with a broken rib and back spasms.
Eaves has been out since November 9th with a broken rib that he tried to play through it but that caused back spasms. Eaves remains out indefinitely.
Fowler (face) is targeting a return in mid-January.
According to GM Bob Murray, Fowler is making positive progression following surgery and could be back on the ice in 7-10 days. Fowler will begin working out this week and will be re-evaluated before he returns to the ice.
The Ducks have acquired Daniel Sprong from the Penguins for Marcus Pettersson.
Sprong, 21, was a second-round pick (No.46 overall) in 2015 but has had a difficult time getting his legs under him in Pittsburgh. After torching the AHL for 32 goals and 33 assists (65 points) in 65 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (AHL), Sprong picked up just four assists in 16 games with the Penguins this year. He had a hard time breaking into the Penguins top-6 and wasn’t as effective in the bottom-6. Sprong has a chance to play top-6 minutes in Anaheim, making him worthy of a speculative waiver add.
Gibson leads the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Johnson will start Saturday in Arizona.
Source: Jim Thomas 12/1/18, 6:42 pm EST
Lindholm (lower-body) has been activated from IR and is expected to play Friday.
Lindholm is expected to draw back into the Ducks lineup after missing the last six games with a lower-body injury. Lindholm, who will skate with Brandon Montour on the Ducks’ top-pair, has 10 points (2G / 8A) in 21 games this season. Lindholm leads all Ducks skaters with 25:29 TOI/gm.