Anaheim Ducks Player News: All Positions

News: Guhle signed a two-year, $1.6 million contract with the Ducks on Sunday, Elliott Teaford of Pasadena Star News reports.
Impact: Guhle had four goals and four assists across 30 games with the Ducks before the 2019-20 season was put on pause, and the team has now opted to keep him in house for at least the next two years. The 22-year-old has appeared in 59 total career NHL games since being selected by the Sabres in the second round of the 2015 Draft.
News: Carrick signed a one-year contract with the Ducks on Sunday, Elliott Teaford of Pasadena Star News reports.
Impact: Carrick has thrived in the minor leagues since being sent back to AHL San Diego in January, but the Ducks have now opted to lock him up as a depth option. The 28-year-old is set to play under a $700,000 salary for the 2020-21 campaign.
News: The Ducks extended Hakanpaa's contract Wednesday for one-year at $750,000, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Hakanpaa may sport a little upside should he stick around at the top level, but he's unlikely to be a mainstay on fantasy rosters in 2020-21.
News: Djoos signed a one-year extension with the Ducks on Wednesday.
Impact: Djoos only saw a brief run with the Ducks prior to the league suspending play, but he compiled three points (two goals, one assist) and 12 blocked shots over that span, convincing the team to keep him around for at least one more campaign. The deal is a one-way contract, so Djoos should have a good shot to stick around at the top level in 2020-21.
News: Getzlaf produced 13 goals and 42 points in 69 games prior to the league suspending play in mid-March.
Impact: In terms of declining play, it's been more of the same for the veteran Ducks captain in 2019-20. His minus-16 rating is just a smidge better than last season's minus-19 mark, and he actually produced six more points (48) in two less games (67) in 2018-19. Heading into his age-35 season, Getzlaf still has enough tread left to make a sizable impact at the NHL level, but he's well past his prime and doesn't look to be a candidate for 60 -- or even 50 points anymore -- given his durability issues and lack of offensive firepower in Orange County.
News: Silfverberg scored 21 goals and chipped in 18 assists in 66 games before play was suspended in mid-March.
Impact: With the tallies, the 29-year-old returned to the 20-goal plateau for the second year in a row and fourth time in five seasons. Silverberg has still yet to crack 50 points in his eight NHL seasons, so he's probably not going to break out in any major way anytime soon -- at least not in his current role in Anaheim.
News: Rakell recorded 15 goals and 27 assists in 65 games this year prior to the suspension of play.
Impact: The Swede's 42 points are right in line with last season's 43 in 69 games. That said, Rakell's goal-scoring drop-off from 33 and 34 goals to 18 and 15 goals over the last four seasons is a cause for concern in the fantasy arena for owners who'd grown accustomed to his lighting the lamp on a regular basis. Rakell's contract with the Ducks still has two seasons left at a cap hit of $3.8 million, but one wonders if a change of scenery would do the 26-year-old some good at this point.
News: Persson is set to re-sign with Vaxjo HC of the Swedish Hockey League, Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal reports.
Impact: Persson will return to Vaxjo after just one season in North America, where he logged 13 games for the Oilers but otherwise spent the year in the minors. The blueliner was shipped to Anaheim at the trade deadline, but he was still unable to crack the NHL roster with his new club. Considering he is just 26 years of age, this may not be the last time Persson gets a look from an NHL club. If the Ducks extend a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent this summer, they would retain his rights should he try to make a return.
News: Fowler (lower body) said Monday in an interview with Kyle Shohara of AnaheimDucks.com that he's doing well in his rehab program and is nearly back to full health. "I've been able to skate and feel good. I'm pretty much there, if not super close to feeling 100 percent again," Fowler said.
Impact: Fowler had been sidelined since mid-February with the lower-body injury, missing 12 games before the NHL suspended its season March 12. Based on his comments, the blueliner, who noted that he's already resumed skating, should be ready to play whenever the NHL clears teams to reconvene for training.
News: Drew signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ducks on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Drew has spent most of this season with AHL San Diego, notching seven points while posting a plus-6 rating in 29 games. The 21-year-old blueliner will likely once again stick with San Diego for most of the 2020-21 campaign, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him make his NHL debut at some point next season.
News: Badini signed a two-year, entry-level deal with the Ducks on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Impact: Badini has spent the past three seasons at Harvard University, totaling 24 goals and 51 points in 97 contests. The 2017 third-round pick doesn't have much offensive upside, so even if he's able to carve out a regular role with the Ducks at some point in the future, he likely won't be a useful fantasy option.
News: Zegras signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Ducks on Friday.
Impact: Zegras recently finished his freshman season at Bostun University, during which he racked up 11 goals and 36 points in just 33 games. The 2019 first-round pick will likely spend most, if not all of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him make the jump to the NHL the following year.
News: The Ducks sent Stolarz down to AHL San Diego on Monday.
Impact: Stolarz only appeared in one game for the Ducks this season, stopping 33 of 35 shots in a tough-luck loss to the Blues on March 11. He'll return to AHL San Diego, where he's recorded a 2.66 GAA and .922 save percentage in 39 contests.
News: The Ducks demoted Hakanpaa to AHL San Diego on Monday.
Impact: Hakanpaa suited up for his first five NHL games earlier this month, scoring his first goal March 11. The 27-year-old has 13 points in 47 AHL contests this season.
News: The Ducks placed Sherwood on waivers Sunday, Pierre LeBrun of TSN reports.
Impact: Sherwood averaged 13:20 of ice time over the last 10 games with Anaheim, recording one assist and 24 hits in the process. Assuming he clears waivers, the 24-year-old forward will report to AHL San Diego, where he's tallied 23 points in 37 games this season.
News: Manson had an assist, three blocked shots and two hits in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: Manson's assist came on Adam Henrique's goal from Feb. 11, before the game was rescheduled due to Jay Bouwmeester's cardiac episode. The helper will count as Manson's ninth point in 50 appearances this year. He's added 113 hits, 65 blocks and 64 shots on net.
News: Hakanpaa scored a goal, dished four hits, blocked two shots and added two PIM in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: Hakanpaa, a 2010 fourth-round draft pick, earned his first NHL goal against the team that drafted him. It's also his first career point. The Finn has posted 15 hits, seven blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in five games as he's filled in on a Ducks blue line decimated by injuries.
News: Henrique had a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-2 loss to the Blues.
Impact: Henrique's goal was scored Feb. 11, prior to Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffering a cardiac incident. The game was rescheduled, but Henrique's goal stood as the game began tied at one. The center then helped out on Jani Hakanpaa's first NHL tally at 13:28 of the second period. Henrique has surpassed last year's production with 26 goals and 43 points in 71 contests this season.
News: Stolarz gave up two goals on 35 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Blues on Wednesday.
Impact: Stolarz played well in his season debut, but it wasn't enough to beat the ever-dangerous Blues. The 26-year-old goalie is up with the Ducks while John Gibson recovers from a groin injury. Stolarz will likely be used sparingly -- Ryan Miller is the team's No. 1 option in net with Gibson out.
News: Gibson (groin) will not suit up for Wednesday's contest against the Blues.
Impact: Gibson has now been sidelined for three straight games with his groin issue. The 26-year-old's next chance to play will be Saturday in Los Angeles. He owns a 3.00 GAA and .904 save percentage this season.
News: Stolarz led the Ducks onto the ice, indicating he will start Wednesday's game against the Blues, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Stolarz will make his first appearance of the season, which is also his Ducks debut. The 26-year-old goalie will face a tough task against the defending champions in the make-up game from Feb. 11, which was postponed after Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac incident on the bench.
News: Djoos notched a power-play assist in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: All three of Djoos' points this year have come in the last five games. His helper Tuesday was also his first career power-play point. Djoos has seen a lot of playing time as the Ducks' blue line has dealt with a plethora of injuries, but the 25-year-old Swede likely won't produce enough to interest fantasy owners.
News: Del Zotto recorded an assist, two blocked shots and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Senators.
Impact: Del Zotto had the secondary helper on Nicolas Deslauriers' second of three goals in the first period. The 29-year-old Del Zotto has four assists and 17 hits in his last nine outings. The defenseman is up to 15 points, 100 hits, 55 blocks and a plus-6 rating in 48 appearances overall. That production could help in deep fantasy formats.
News: Henrique recorded a power-play assist and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Henrique is now at 41 points (nine on the power play) through 70 contests this year. That puts him one shy of his output from last year. The veteran center has added 168 shots, 74 hits and 22 PIM this season.
News: Jones notched a power-play assist, three hits and two PIM in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Jones snapped an eight-game point drought with his helper on Rickard Rakell's insurance tally in the second period. The 22-year-old Jones has 12 points, 101 shots, 82 hits and a minus-6 rating through 58 contests this year.
News: Backes recorded two assists, four PIM and a plus-2 rating in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: The 35-year-old forward has three helpers in his last three games, which accounts for half of his points this year. Backes has added 33 hits, 33 shots on net and a minus-1 rating in 21 contests between the Bruins and the Ducks. Expect Backes to remain in a fourth-line role with only occasional contributions to the offense.
News: Rowney notched two helpers and went plus-2 in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Rowney had the primary assist on both of Nicolas Deslauriers' first two goals in the contest. Their line with David Backes combined for seven points Tuesday. Rowney is up to 19 points through 70 games, just one point shy of his career high from last season. The 30-year-old winger has added 187 hits, 63 shots and a plus-5 rating.
News: Silfverberg scored a power-play goal on two shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Silfverberg got things going just 2:02 into the contest, and the Ducks never looked back. The Swedish winger has four points in his last two games, and 39 in 65 contests this year. He's added 150 shots on goal and seven power-play points.
News: Rakell scored a goal and dished an assist, both on the power play, in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Rakell has flipped a switch recently, with two goals and five helpers in his last four games. The 26-year-old forward is up to 15 tallies, 42 points and 183 shots through 64 contests. that put him just one point shy of last year's output, and he's conceivably in range of reaching 50 if he finishes the year hot.
News: Deslauriers posted a natural hat trick in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Deslauriers' three goals came in a span of 9:04 during the first period, staking the Ducks to a 4-0 lead. The 29-year-old forward is much more known for physical play -- he has 13 points to go with 136 hits and 92 PIM in 58 appearances this season. This was likely just a blip on the radar for Deslauriers, who typically holds a fourth-line role.
News: Miller allowed two goals on 42 shots in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Senators.
Impact: Despite a four-goal first period for the Ducks, the bulk of the shots were flung at Miller, who performed admirably in the win. The 39-year-old goalie improved to 9-6-4 with a 3.10 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 23 appearances. With John Gibson (groin) out, Miller is the temporary No. 1 option for the Ducks in goal.
News: Miller will tend the home goal for Tuesday's matchup against the Senators.
Impact: Miller has been decent this season in a backup role for the Ducks, going 8-6-4 along with a 3.16 GAA and .904 save percentage. He'll draw a nice matchup against an Ottawa offense that ranks 24th in the league in goals per game this season (2.70).
News: Gibson (groin) will not dress for Tuesday's game against the Senators.
Impact: Gibson will miss a second contest with the groin injury, as Ryan Miller will face the Senators with Anthony Stolarz backing up. The 26-year-old Gibson will try to be ready for Wednesday's game against the Blues -- if he can't go then, the Ducks' following game is Saturday versus the Kings.
News: Manson (upper body) posted five hits, two blocked shots, two shots on net and two PIM in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Manson skated 21:55 in his return from a two-game absence with the injury. The 28-year-old defenseman has eight points, 110 hits, 59 blocks and 37 PIM in 48 contests this year. Expect Manson to see big minutes with the Ducks still missing three of their top four blueliners.
News: Milano had an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: With the helper, Milano set a new career high with 23 points in 53 contests between the Blue Jackets and Ducks. He's settled onto Ryan Getzlaf's left wing, a role that's seen Milano produce five points in his last seven games. He can help fantasy owners make a push in the playoffs given his recent success, but he shouldn't be counted on for anything beyond serviceable scoring numbers.
News: Larsson picked up an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Larsson has registered three assists in his last seven outings. The Swedish blueliner is up to 11 points, 58 shots and a minus-11 rating through 58 contests. The 22-year-old Larsson likely doesn't do enough to earn fantasy attention, but he could be worth a look as a stash in dynasty formats given his first-round pick status (2015).
News: Getzlaf posted an assist, three hits and a fighting major in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Getzlaf dropped the mitts with the Wild's Jordan Greenway in the first period. In the second, Getzlaf added the secondary helper on Danton Heinen's goal. The 34-year-old center has 42 points, 142 shots, 119 hits and 56 PIM through 67 contests this season.
News: Djoos potted a goal on three shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Djoos skated a team-high 24:17 in the contest, and his goal at 18:18 of the third period assured the Ducks of one point in the standings. It's his first goal and second point in nine games this season -- Djoos has only just started to get major playing time after he was traded from the Capitals at the deadline. He's unlikely to be of interest to fantasy owners given his low output across the board.
News: Heinen potted a goal on two shots in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Heinen has done well since he joined the Ducks at the trade deadline -- the 24-year-old winger has four points in seven games with his new team. He's up to 26 points, 106 shots and a minus-1 rating through 65 contests overall this year. Heinen is seeing consistent top-six minutes with the Ducks, which makes him worth a look in DFS for Tuesday's contest against the Senators.
News: Rakell posted three assists, three shots on goal and four hits in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Rakell helped out on both of Jakob Silfverberg's goals as well as Christian Djoos' first tally as a Duck. The three-helper game put Rakell at 40 points for the year. He's added 182 shots, 81 hits and a minus-4 rating through 63 games. Barring a disastrous finish, Rakell should top his 43-point output from last year, but 50 is likely a long shot at this stage of the season.
News: Silfverberg scored twice and added an assist in Sunday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild.
Impact: Silfverberg and Rickard Rakell combined for six points in the contest, but they were the only Ducks line to really get going. The three-point burst was Silfverberg's first multi-point effort since Feb. 17 -- he had just one assist in that 10-game span. The Swede is up to 20 goals, 38 points, 148 shots and an even plus-minus rating.
News: Miller surrendered five goals on 30 shots in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Wild on Sunday.
Impact: The contest was back and forth throughout Sunday, but Josh Manson's tripping penalty in overtime led to Kevin Fiala's game-winning goal. That saddled Miller with defeat -- he dropped to 8-6-4 with a 3.16 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 22 appearances. The 39-year-old goalie could see a large role if John Gibson (groin) remains sidelined.
News: The Ducks recalled Lundestrom from AHL San Diego on Sunday.
Impact: Lundestrom was promoted ahead of Sunday's contest against Minnesota but did not dress. The 20-year-old forward has four assists in 15 NHL contests this season.
News: Manson (upper body) will suit up for Sunday's contest against the Wild, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Manson missed two games with the upper-body injury he suffered against Chicago on March 3. The 28-year-old blueliner will return to his top-pair role where he's scored eight points in 47 contests while averaging 20:33 of ice time.
News: Miller will patrol the crease for Sunday's home contest against Minnesota, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: With John Gibson (groin) unavailable, Miller will start while Anthony Stolarz serves as the backup. In his last start, the Michigan native allowed three goals in a win over Colorado on March 4. If Gibson misses extended time, Miller should see a bulk of the workload for Anaheim.
News: Gibson (groin) will not dress for Sunday's tilt against the Wild, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Gibson hurt his groin in Friday's contest against Toronto and the injury is still lingering. The team recalled Anthony Stolarz from AHL San Diego to suit up in his place. It's unclear how long Gibson is expected to be out, but his next chance to play will be Tuesday against the Senators.
News: The Ducks promoted Stolarz from AHL San Diego on Sunday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: With John Gibson (groin) sidelined for Sunday's contest, Stolarz was promoted to dress for the game against the Wild. The 26-year-old hasn't seen any NHL action this season, but he owns a 2.66 GAA and .922 save percentage in 39 AHL appearances.
News: Lindholm (upper body) has no timeline to return, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Lindholm was injured Feb. 25 versus the Oilers and has missed the last five games. Per Stephens, it's possible that the Swedish blueliner's season may be done, but he hasn't been officially shut down yet. Assume Lindholm is out indefinitely until a further update is provided.
News: Guhle was reassigned to AHL San Diego on Saturday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Guhle's reassignment to the minors suggests Hampus Lindholm or Josh Manson might be ready to return from their respective upper-body injuries in time for Sunday's game against the Wild. Guhle had two goals in five games during his recent stint with the Ducks.
News: Del Zotto picked up an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Del Zotto ended a four-game point drought with his helper on Carter Rowney's first-period tally. The 29-year-old defenseman has taken on a big role with injuries plaguing four Ducks blueliners currently. Del Zotto is up to 14 points, 97 hits and 55 shots through 46 games overall.
News: Backes registered an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Backes' assist was his first point in three games with the Ducks, and also his first point since Dec. 5. The 35-year-old forward was acquired from the Bruins as part of the return for Ondrej Kase at the trade deadline. Backes has just four points, 32 shots and 31 hits through 19 appearances this season.
News: Rowney netted a goal and added two hits in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Rowney's first-period tally gave him a career-high eight goals this year. The 30-year-old forward has 17 points, 185 hits and 62 shots on net through 68 contests this season. Outside of deep formats that reward physicality, there's little reason to be interested in Rowney's contributions.
News: Henrique scored a goal in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Henrique intercepted a sloppy pass from the Maple Leafs and beat Jack Campbell to stretch the Ducks' lead to 2-0 at 10:20 of the third period. The goal snapped a four-game point drought for the 30-year-old center. He's got 25 goals, 40 points, 167 shots and 74 hits through 68 contests this season.
News: Miller saved four of five shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Miller had to relieve John Gibson (undisclosed) midway through the third period. A defensive breakdown from the Ducks led to William Nylander tallying against Miller, but he protected the one-goal lead to complete the win. The 39-year-old goalie won't get credit for the win -- he stays at 8-6-3 -- while his GAA went to 3.07 and his save percentage dipped to .907 in 21 appearances. It's unclear how severe Gibson's injury is at this point, but Miller would likely take on a large portion of the starts if the former misses much time.
News: Gibson (undisclosed) left Friday's game during the third period, Terry Koshan of The Toronto Sun reports.
Impact: Gibson stopped 26 shots and held a 2-0 lead before he got hurt with about 10 minutes left in regulation. Ryan Miller replaced Gibson in goal, but the latter will get credit for the win in the 2-1 game. An update on the 26-year-old goalie should be available prior to Sunday's game against the Wild.
News: Manson (upper body) is not expected to play in Friday's game against the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Manson will miss a second straight game with the injury. His absence will keep Jani Hakanpaa in the lineup on the third pairing. Manson's next chance to return is Sunday against the Wild.
News: Lindholm (upper body) will not suit up Friday versus the Maple Leafs.
Impact: Lindholm is set to miss a fifth straight game with the injury. The Swede's next chance to return is Sunday against the Wild.
News: Gibson will guard the home goal during Friday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Gibson was awful in his last start Tuesday against the Blackhawks, surrendering five goals on 24 shots before being replaced by Ryan Miller for the final frame of the eventual 6-2 loss. The 26-year-old backstop will attempt to snap his two-game losing streak in a home matchup with a Maple Leafs team that's averaging an impressive 3.49 goals per game on the road this campaign, first in the NHL.
News: Rowney picked up an assist, two hits and two blocked shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Rowney set up Andrew Agozzino for the Ducks' first goal of the game. The assist gave Rowney 16 points through 67 contests this year. He's added 183 hits, 61 shots and a plus-3 rating. Wednesday was the 30-year-old's 200th career game -- he's served mostly as a physical, fourth-line presence during his time in the NHL.
News: Getzlaf managed an assist, three blocked shots, two hits and two PIM in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Getzlaf had the primary helper Sam Steel's second-period tally to put the Ducks ahead 3-2. In his last five outings, Getzlaf has three points, 10 PIM and 11 blocks. The 34-year-old center is at 41 points, 138 shots, 51 PIM, 114 hits and 66 blocks in 65 appearances this year. He's no longer an elite producer on offense, but his all-around numbers are solid despite a poor team situation with the Ducks.
News: Irwin recorded an assist, six blocked shots, four hits and two shots on net in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Irwin's helper was his first point in five games since he was acquired by the Ducks at the trade deadline. He's provided a veteran presence to his new team's blue line, which has been decimated by injuries recently. Irwin has just three assists to go with 73 hits, 44 blocks and 48 shots in 32 contests this year. Outside of deep formats that reward defensive play, the 32-year-old blueliner is likely a non-factor in fantasy.
News: Silfverberg registered an assist and three shots on net in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Silfverberg had gone seven games without a point, but his helper on Brendan Guhle's first-period tally put an end to the drought. The Swedish winger is up to 35 points, 141 shots and a minus-4 rating in 62 contests this year. Silfverberg will likely continue to see top-six minutes, but the Ducks' poor offense could limit his ability to produce many points.
News: Guhle scored a goal on three shots, dished two hits and went plus-2 in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Guhle got his second marker in four games as he struck in the first period Wednesday. The 22-year-old defenseman has gotten a chance to play regularly lately with the Ducks' blue line ravaged by injuries. Guhle has eight points, 40 blocked shots, 39 shots on net and a minus-1 rating in 29 appearances this year.
News: Agozzino netted a goal and served up two hits in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Agozzino was claimed on waivers from the Penguins on Feb. 24, and his goal Wednesday was his first point in four games with the Ducks. The 29-year-old forward has three points in 21 contests overall -- he's mostly used in a fourth-line role that won't interest fantasy owners much, if at all.
News: Steel scored a goal on two shots in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Steel converted on a Ryan Getzlaf set-up at 12:48 of the second period, right at the end of a Ducks power play. It's been a somewhat tough first full NHL season for Steel -- his six goals in 61 games equals his output from just 22 contests last year. The 22-year-old center is at 22 points, 80 shots and a minus-12 rating.
News: Rakell scored a goal and added an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Rakell provided late heroics Wednesday, tallying with just two seconds left in overtime. He had gone 15 games without a goal, notching just five assists in that span. For the year, the 26-year-old forward has 14 tallies, 37 points, 178 shots and 77 hits in 61 outings.
News: Miller stopped 32 of 35 shots in a 4-3 overtime win over the Avalanche.
Impact: Miller gave up a third-period equalizer to the Avalanche's Nathan MacKinnon, but Rickard Rakell sealed it for the Ducks late in overtime. The win was Miller's 386th of his career, good for 15th all-time as he passed Mike Vernon. The 39-year-old netminder is 8-6-3 with a 3.04 GAA and a .908 save percentage in 20 appearances. Expect head coach Dallas Eakins to go back to John Gibson for Friday's game against the Maple Leafs.
News: Manson (upper body) will not suit up for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche.
Impact: Manson was injured in the first period of Tuesday's game in Chicago, joining a long list of Ducks defensemen on the shelf. In his stead Wednesday, Jani Hakanpaa will make his NHL debut. Manson's next chance to return is Friday against the Maple Leafs.
News: Lindholm (upper body) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Avalanche.
Impact: Lindholm will miss a fourth straight game with the injury. Christian Djoos will continue to hold down Lindholm's spot in the lineup until the latter is ready to return.
News: Miller will defend the road cage against Colorado on Wednesday.
Impact: This will be Miller's first start since Feb. 17. He's been a sturdy No. 2 to John Gibson this season, and he's been outstanding on the road since the calendar flipped to 2020. Over six road appearances, he's notched a .925 save percentage and a 3-1-1 record. He'll need to summon some magic against the Avalanche, though, as they've won seven straight games.
News: The Ducks recalled Benoit from AHL San Diego on Wednesday.
Impact: A flurry of injuries has hit the Ducks' blue line, so Benoit received his first promotion since November. The 21-year-old has produced 18 points over 52 AHL games this year, but he's still seeking his NHL debut.
News: The Ducks recalled Terry from AHL San Diego on Wednesday.
Impact: Tery notched two points in three AHL games during this stint. He's a candidate to play immediately against the Avalanche on Wednesday, although it'll likely be a bottom-six role because of how well Sonny Milano and Danton Heinen have played on the top line.
News: The Ducks reassigned Stolarz to AHL San Diego on Wednesday.
Impact: Stolarz was brought up in case Ryan Miller wasn't past his illness, but it looks like the veteran netminder is good to go Wednesday against the Avalanche. The 26-year-old Stolarz has been fantastic in the minors this year, posting a .922 save percentage and a 21-12-5 record. He'll likely finish the year with the AHL affiliate, barring injuries, but Stolarz could push to be John Gibson's backup next season.
News: Djoos recorded an assist and two shots on net across 23:49 in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Impact: Djoos was stuck in Washington's minor-league system when the Ducks acquired him via trade Feb. 24, and he's immediately had a major role on Anaheim's blue line due to a flurry of injuries. He's averaged 22:41 over the last two games along with consistent power-play time. These responsibilities may be short-lived, however, as Erik Gudbranson (upper body) and Hampus Lindholm (lower body) may return soon.
News: Rowney posted a goal and six hits in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Impact: Rowney toils in the bottom six, mainly on the fourth line, and averages 12:43 per game, so it's not surprising that he'll struggle to achieve a new career high in points (21). However, the hard-nosed winger notched his seventh goal to tie the career best he set last year, and he's now surpassed 180 hits for the first time in his career.
News: Kindopp inked a three-year, entry-level contract with Anaheim on Wednesday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Kindopp has racked up 38 goals and 33 helpers in 60 games with WHL Everett this season. The 20-year-old figures to spend a year or two with AHL San Diego before getting an extended look with Anaheim. His offensive upside could make him worth stashing in deeper fantasy formats.
News: Heinen scored a goal on four shots in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks.
Impact: Heinen now has two goals, an assist and nine shots on net over four games with Anaheim. He's fitting in well with the new team, and although it's a small sample, he's averaged 17:41 of ice time -- 3:30 more than he did in Boston. The increased opportunities make him an intriguing fantasy option in deep leagues heading into the playoff period.
News: Miller made 15 saves on 16 shots during the third period in relief during a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Impact: It came in a small sample, but this was Miller's best performance since the beginning of February. With this performance, though, not much changed in Miller's overall numbers. He is still 7-6-3 with a 3.06 GAA and .908 save percentage in 19 appearances.
News: Gibson allowed five goals on 24 shots over two periods during a 6-2 loss to the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Impact: Since a stellar performance against the Penguins on Friday, Gibson has yielded eight goals in the last five periods , and he even took a penalty during that stretch. Gibson is an elite goaltender in real life, but he doesn't have the team in front of him to get on a real successful streak. Overall, he is 19-26-5 with a 3.05 GAA and .902 save percentage in 50 games this season. His 26 losses lead the league.
News: Manson (upper body) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game against the Blackhawks.
Impact: Manson played just 6:18 in the contest before suffering the injury. If he can't return, the list of injured Ducks' defensemen will grow to four, as Cam Fowler (lower body), Erik Gudbranson (upper body) and Hampus Lindholm (upper body) are also out. Manson has stepped up in the absence of the other three, but the blue line is wearing thin. Expect an update on his condition prior to Wednesday's game in Colorado.
News: Lindholm (upper body) will not suit up in Tuesday's game against Chicago.
Impact: Lindholm will miss his third straight contest with the upper-body issue and still has no concrete timeline for a return. The 26-year-old's next chance to suit up is in Wednesday's game against Colorado. In his stead, Matt Irvin and Christian Djoos will man the third defensive pairing Tuesday.
News: Gibson will start Tuesday's road clash versus the Blackhawks, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports.
Impact: The 27-year-old will start for the seventh consecutive game, and he's accumulated a 2-2-1 record over his past five games, adding a 2.96 GAA and .902 save percentage over that span. Gibson will face a decent matchup against a Chicago offense that ranks 19th in goals per game this season (2.94).
News: Miller (illness) was back at practice Monday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Miller sat out of Sunday's loss to the Devils, and Anthony Stolarz was recalled to be John Gibson's backup. With Miller seemingly healthy again, Stolarz will likely be sent back down. Miller is expected to start one game during the team's upcoming back-to-back Tuesday against Chicago and Wednesday against Colorado. The veteran netminder has posted a .907 save percentage and 7-6-3 record this season.
News: Gibson allowed three goals on 34 shots in a 3-0 loss to the Devils on Sunday.
Impact: Gibson got no support from his teammates, and he allowed a goal in each period of the loss. The 26-year-old goalie slipped to 19-25-5 with a 2.99 GAA and a .904 save percentage in 49 starts. He's not stealing games with much frequency this year, but his stable role as a No. 1 netminder will provide value in fantasy despite an unpleasant team situation.
News: Lindholm (upper body) will not suit up for Sunday's contest against the Devils.
Impact: Lindholm will miss his second straight contest with an upper-body issue. There's still no timetable for the 26-year-old's return, but his next chance to suit up will be Tuesday in Chicago.
News: The Ducks recalled Hakanpaa from AHL San Diego on Sunday, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: The 27-year-old defenseman has spent the entire season in the AHL, but he'll add to the Ducks' blue-line depth because Hampus Lindholm (upper body) isn't expected to play Sunday versus the Devils. Hakanpaa will likely be demoted once his fellow defensemen get healthy again.
News: Gibson will patrol the blue paint for Sunday's home game against New Jersey, Ducks PA Announcer Phil Hulett reports.
Impact: Making his sixth consecutive start, Gibson is looking for his third straight win; he hasn't put together a personal three-game win streak since the team's first three games of the season. The Pittsburgh native posted a 2.95 GAA and .905 save percentage in nine February appearances. Those numbers are in line with Gibson's 2.99 GAA and .904 save percentage for the season.
News: Miller (illness) will not suit up for Sunday's home game against the Devils, Elliott Teaford of The Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Miller served as the backup during Friday's win over Pittsburgh despite being sick, but Anthony Stolarz was recalled to the big club Sunday. The 39-year-old could be back for Anaheim's upcoming back-to-back in Chicago on Tuesday or in Colorado on Wednesday.
News: The Ducks recalled Stolarz from AHL San Diego on Sunday, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports.
Impact: Ryan Miller was feeling under the weather Friday and may not be ready to serve as John Gibson's backup against the Devils on Sunday. Stolarz has been impressive in the minors this season, recording a .922 save percentage and 21-12-5 record in San Diego.