The Ducks have signed Lukas Dostal to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Dostal, 18, was a third-round pick (No.85 overall) in the 2018 NHL Draft and finished his season with Ilves Tampere in the Finnish Elite League at 4-4-2 with a 1.80 GAA and .920 SV% in 10 games.
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.”
Gibson will start Friday vs. the Kings.
Gibson stopped 30 of 31 shots in the Ducks win in Edmonton last Saturday. Gibson started the year strong and is finishing strong, winning three in a row and seven of his last eight while posting a 2.50 GAA and .925 SV%. The Ducks did him no justice this season but Gibson has won at least 25 games in three straight seasons now and should be a top goalie target heading into 2019-20.
The Ducks reassigned Welinski to San Diego (AHL).
Ritchie (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Flames.
Getzlaf (upper-body) is on the ice for warmups; expected to play vs. the Flames.
Miller led the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Miller allowed six goals on 37 shots in the Ducks loss in Calgary last Friday. Miller has lost four consecutive starts while allowing a combined 18 goals on 116 shots (.845 SV%). However, he offers some decent spot-start value for desperate owners as the Flames are expected to sit at least seven player from their regular lineup.
Terry will miss 8-12 weeks with a non-displaced fracture.
Terry suffered a non-displaced fracture while blocking shot in Calgary on Friday. Terry will obviously miss the rest of the season but will be ready for training camp next season. Terry finishes the year with 13 points (4G / 9A) in 32 NHL games.
Gibson gets the nod for the Ducks on Saturday.
Miller will start Friday in Calgary.
Source: NHL.com 03/29/19, 8:57 pm EST
Miller likely starts Friday in Calgary.
Gibson led the Ducks onto the ice for warmups.
Miller will start against the Kings on Saturday.
Source: Jon Rosen 03/23/19, 10:21 pm EST