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Nate Thompson's Player Profile

Nate Thompson #44: Position: Center Birthdate: October 5, 1984 Birthplace: Anchorage, Alaska Shoots: Left Total NHL regular season games played: 423 Total NHL Playoff games played: 22 Social Media:     Twitter: @NateThompson4 Nate Thompson may be new to the Ducks this season, but he is a seasoned veteran in the NHL. Since acquiring Thompson and his talent from Tampa Bay over...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ducks activate goalie LaBarbera, send forward Heatley to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks have activated goalie Jason LaBarbera and assigned forward Dany Heatley to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan. The NHL-leading Ducks made a flurry of moves Thursday before embarking on a five-game Canadian road trip. Anaheim also assigned defenseman Josh Manson to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk and sent goalie Igor Bobkov to Utah...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anaheim Ducks fly in a soldier to surprise his wife

One of the best moments during a hockey game is when an organization takes a moment to recognize a member of the armed forces. The Anaheim Ducks went one step further and flew in a soldier to surprise his wife who believed she’d be Skyping with him on the jumbotron.
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks activate LaBarbera, send Heatley to minors

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Anaheim Ducks have activated goalie Jason LaBarbera and assigned forward Dany Heatley to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan. The NHL-leading Ducks made a flurry of moves Thursday before embarking on a five-game Canadian road trip. Anaheim also assigned defenseman Josh Manson to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk and sent goalie Igor Bobkov to Utah...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Soldier Surprises Family At Ducks Game, Meets Son For First Time

Having a soldier surprise his family at a sporting event will never get old. Sergeant First Class Robert Vanderberg Jr. had never met his newborn son, but the Anaheim Ducks helped change that on Wednesday night in this touching moment. [Next Impulse Sports] The post Soldier Surprises Family At Ducks Game, Meets Son For First Time appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks win 5th straight, hold off Oilers thanks to Beleskey, Kesler

  Matt Beleskey scored his 14th goal and Frederik Andersen made 21 saves in the Anaheim Ducks' fifth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the spiraling Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Ryan Kesler also scored for the NHL-leading Ducks, who held off last-place Edmonton's late charge for their eighth win in 10 games. Anaheim (19-6-5) is three points ahead of Detroit in the overall standings...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks win 5th straight, hold off Oilers 2-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Beleskey scored his 14th goal and Frederik Andersen made 21 saves in the Anaheim Ducks' fifth consecutive victory, 2-1 over the spiraling Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night. Ryan Kesler also scored for the NHL-leading Ducks, who held off last-place Edmonton's late charge for their eighth win in 10 games. Anaheim (19-6-5) is three points ahead of Detroit...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Perry Sprains Knee, Out Three-To-Four Weeks

An MRI revealed that Corey Perry is out for three-to-four weeks with a sprained knee as of yesterday. The long-term injury is a rarity for the normally durable Perry whose absence will send ripples through the fantasy hockey pond of Anaheim. Perry was rolling with 14 goals so far this season and serves as a lynchpin to their offensive success on the top unit. The open slot on the...
Via Razzball Hockey
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sign Ilya Bryzgalov

            Even this humongous universe can seem small at times. That’s how it feels after the Anaheim Ducks signed Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year deal, marking the return of Bryzgalov to Anaheim. He signed a one-year, $2.88 million deal on Tuesday. What’s funny about that is that $2.88 million cap hit is more than Frederick Andersen...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Injury Update: Perry out 3-4 weeks with knee sprain

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry will miss 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain, via NBC Sports' Pro Hockey Talk. #486774463 / gettyimages.com Perry was injured in the first period Friday against the Minnesota Wild when he was knocked into the boards along the right wall on a hip check by Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard. Favoring his left leg, he needed assistance to leave the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks sign G Bryzgalov to one-year deal: 'I'm not hoping for anything'

Get ready to start pondering the cosmos again because Ilya Bryzgalov is back in the NHL. The 34-year-old goaltender is back where it all began as the Anaheim Ducks announced Tuesday that Bryzgalov has been signed to a one-year deal. He is expected to report to the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk, Va., to warm up with a few games before being added to Anaheim's active roster. Bryzgalov...
Via Fox Sports West
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anaheim Ducks Forward Corey Perry Out 3-4 Weeks With Knee Injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry will be out for three to four weeks with a knee injury. The NHL-leading Ducks announced the prognosis Tuesday for the 2011 NHL MVP. Perry was injured when Wild defenseman Keith Ballard hit him with a low hip check during the Ducks’ 5-4 win at Minnesota last Friday. Perry leads the Ducks with 14 goals despite missing six games...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks’ Corey Perry out 3-4 weeks

            The Anaheim Ducks announced Tuesday that forward Corey Perry will miss 3-4 weeks with a knee sprain. “The day after it was pretty stiff, but it’s feeling better every day,” Perry said in comments tweeted by the Ducks. “We’re thankful it was only a sprain and not a tear.” Perry was injured on a hip check delivered...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Spaceman Cometh: The Return Of Ilya Bryzgalov

I love Ilya Bryzgalov. He's hilarious! Have you heard some of the things that have come out of this guy's mouth? Here's one of my favorite gems “I’m very into the universe, you know like how was created, you know, like, what is it, you know? Solar system is so humongous big, right? But if you see like our solar system and our galaxy on the side, you know, like, we’re so small...
Via Razzball Hockey
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Injury Update: Perry suffers knee injury, no timetable for return

The Anaheim Ducks have received some bad news concerning Corey Perry. Perry took a hit during by Keith Ballard during Friday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. #459809146 / gettyimages.com Perry has been diagnosed with a knee injury. The extent of the injury is not yet known and will not be known until the Ducks return back to Anaheim after Sunday nights game against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Perry on knee injury: 'I don't think it's anything too serious'

Corey Perry has a knee injury that will be re-evaluated when the team returns to Anaheim, the Ducks announced Saturday. The extent of the injury is unknown. Perry, speaking with reporters Saturday, said he didn't believe the injury -- sustained on a hip check by Minnesota's Keith Ballard on Friday -- was serious. "I don't think so," Perry told reporters. "We'll take some time, let...
Via Fox Sports West
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Olympian Pat Etem helping kids stay fit through 'Ready, Set, Gold!' program

It was raining outdoors, so Olympian Pat Etem was running elementary school kids through exercise drills indoors at the KIPP Sol Academy earlier this week. A small classroom or her lofty status didn't keep Etem - mother of Anaheim Ducks' Emerson Etem - from getting on the floor with the kids to do exercises. It was a great way to prove to fifth-graders that they can still work out...
Via Fox Sports West
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bad Luck Duck – Eric Brewer traded to Anaheim, is injured almost immediately

The Anaheim Ducks can not catch a break with their defense. Following several injuries, the Ducks traded for defenseman Eric Brewer. The goal was to stabilize the team’s defensive unit while they battle through injuries and add a bit of additional depth. Unfortunately for the Ducks, Brewer’s tenure with the team came to a screeching halt after just two games when he suffered...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Goalie Ilya Bryzgalov Joins Anaheim Ducks On Tryout

Ilya Bryzgalov is headed back to the NHL team he began his career with. The 34-year-old goaltender has landed a tryout with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Wednesday. BREAKING: Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov has joined the team on a tryout contract.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) December 03, 2014 Hearing that Ilya Bryzgalov has joined the Anaheim Ducks, much like Brodeur did...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins-Ducks 3 Stars: Frederik Andersen Makes 32 Saves In 3-2 Anaheim Win

The Boston Bruins probably deserved a point with their effort against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night, but they left the Honda Center with a 3-2 regulation loss. The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Bruins (14-10-1) as they make the short trip from Anaheim to Los Angeles for a Tuesday night matchup with the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings. Here are the “3 Stars”...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks' Beleskey 'nice fit' next to Perry and Getzlaf

Only 26 games into the season, Matt Beleskey has already played on all four lines.  The winger has been the small guy on a big boy line, his scoring prowess has landed him on the second line at times and then there's been other times where he's been the energy guy, rotating from line-to-line as the Anaheim Ducks have dealt with injuries and illnesses early in the season.   It's...
Via Fox Sports West
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ducks Injury Update: Beauchemin out 4-6 weeks with a broken finger

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin has been diagnosed with a broken finger and will miss four-to-six weeks, according to the Orange County Register.<div class="getty embed image" style="background-color: white; color: #a7a7a7; display: inline-block; font-family: "Helvetica Neue",Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 11px; max-width: 594px; width: 100...
Via Sports Injury Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Ducks-Kings rivalry, Ryan Kesler.

The Anaheim Ducks won 6-5 in a shootout against their division rivals, Los Angeles, on Wednesday night.  This game was billed as being a rivalry game and lived up to the hype.  Hard checking and end-to-end rushes made it one of the more enjoyable games to watch this season.  Anaheim played the game without Corey Perry and Francois Beauchemin, who both have infections. Los Angeles...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler doesn’t miss the spotlight in Vancouver

The 2014-15 season is still pretty young, but already it’s clear Ryan Kesler feels comfortable with the Anaheim Ducks. As expected, he has been a key piece of the team’s offense and he has helped propel Anaheim to the top of the Western Conference. Perhaps more importantly, Kesler is also enjoying his life away from the rink as well. A recent article from Sportsnet.ca reveals...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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