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Gibson will start Saturday in Dallas.

Gibson allowed two goals on 39 shots in the Ducks overtime loss to the Coyotes on Wednesday. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Gibson, who has an impressive 1.44 GAA, .955 SV% and one shutout to start the 2018-19 season. The 25-year-old did not face Dallas last season, but they come in averaging 4.00 goals for per game in their first three games.

Source: Elliott Teaford 10/13/18, 4:23 pm 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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The Ducks sent Pontus Aberg to San Diego (AHL) after he cleared waivers.

Aberg played 13:47 TOI and was a minus-1 with two PIMS in his Ducks debut but was placed on waivers shortly after. The former second-round pick has had a hard time sticking around in the NHL, so he returns to the AHL where he has 35 goals and 23 assists (58 points) in his last 60 games.

Source: Eric Stephens 10/10/18, 9:27 am EST

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Getzlaf (lower-body) is questionable for Monday’s game vs. the Red Wings.

Getzlaf left the Saturday’s game after playing 13:03 TOI and did not return. Getzlaf wasn’t on the ice for the Ducks morning skate, which clouds his status for tonight’s meeting with the Red Wings. If Getzlaf is unavailable, Isac Lundestrom would draw in and centre Andrew Cogliano and Kiefer Sherwood.

Source: Eric Stephens 10/8/18, 3:13 pm EST

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Gibson will start Monday vs. the Red Wings.

Gibson stopped all 41 shots that he faced in the Ducks shutout win over the Coyotes on Saturday. It was a terrible game for the Ducks, but Gibson absolutely stole two points for the road team. Gibson has been stellar to start the year, stopping 72 of 74 shots (.973 SV%) and is a must-start tonight vs. the Red Wings.

Source: Eric Stephens 10/8/18, 2:07 pm EST

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Getzlaf left Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury and did not return.

Getzlaf suffered a lower-body injury in the third period of Saturday’s win over the Coyotes and did not return. Head coach Randy Carlyle did not have an update on Getzlaf post-game, but Getzlaf was seen favouring a leg while walking around. Consider him questionable for Monday’s game against the Red Wings.

Source: Eric Stephens 10/7/18, 10:34 am EST

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Gibson will start the Ducks season opener in San Jose.

Gibson has been the best goalie in the NHL over the last three years, posting the league’s best SV% (.924) and GAA (2.26) while ranking third for third in shutouts (14). The Ducks have a stout bluleine that makes things easy on Gibson and he could be the best goalie in fantasy this season if he is able to start 60-plus games again.

Source: Eric Stephens 10/3/18, 3:35 pm EST

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The Ducks have claimed Pontus Aberg off of waivers from the Oilers.

Aberg picked up eight points (2G / 6A) in 16 games with the Oilers after being claimed from Nashville. The 25-year-old has registered just 18 points (5G / 13A) in 68 career NHL games. He landed on waivers after the emergence of Ty Rattie and Kailer Yamamoto in training camp and heads to Anaheim, who lost Corey Perry to knee surgery in the preseason.

Source: Elliotte Friedman 10/1/18, 12:15 pm EST

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Perry underwent surgery to repair meniscus and MCL injuries in his right knee; expected to miss five months.

Ducks GM Bob Murray announced on Wednesday that Perry underwent surgery to repair his right knee and the initial timetable is set for 20 weeks of about five months. This is a tough blow to a Ducks team that looked as deep as they have in years, but opens the door for young forwards like Troy Terry and Sam Steel to play big roles right out of the gate.

Source: @AnaheimDucks 09/26/18, 3:15 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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