Practice Report: Never A Dull Moment In Anaheim

Photo: TASR / AP

By Michael Walters

It’s never boring when it comes to the Anaheim Ducks.

They played a high paced intensity filled game last night against their cross-town rival the Los Angeles Kings. Despite not having Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler, Patrick Eaves, and Cam Fowler the Ducks were able to claw a point out of the game that went into overtime. For a recap and video highlights visit: Ducks Earn Point Against Kings.

Of course, the aftermath of the game resulted in, well you guessed it, more injuries. Ondrej Kase was checked hard by Kurtis MacDermid and was knocked out of the game for good. Not a fun way to celebrate his birthday today as he cleans out the cobwebs in his head. John Gibson saw his mask fall to the ice after taking a hard shot to his head. He had to leave the game in the third period as Ryan Miller took over in net. Gibson and Kase did not practice with the team today, but according to Randy Carlyle, they did pass concussion protocol. Kase did take part in an individual work out and hope is that he and Gibson will skate at tomorrows practice.

In light of these new injuries, the Ducks did call up forward Kevin Roy and goalie Reto Berra. Roy has 11 points with San Diego(4 G + 7 A) in 10 games. Roy has a good chance to play if Kase sits out. Berra has appeared in two games in Anaheim so far and he will likely back up Miller tomorrow. Miller will start tomorrow for Anaheim.

According to Antoine Vermette, practice went fine stating in a somewhat serious tone, “Today was a great day, no injuries in practice.”

Upcoming Games

Tomorrow the Ducks will face the Vancouver Canucks, which will be military appreciation night. On Sunday, November 19th, the Ducks will honor Teemu Selanne and Paul Kariya for being inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Anaheim announced today the pre-game ceremony honoring them will be at 4:45 PM prior to playing the Florida Panthers.

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November 8th, 2017

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