In the latest match against the Edmonton Oilers, Anaheim Ducks defenseman Radko Gudas got hurt when an Oilers player fell on his leg. Today, the Ducks shared good news, revealing that Gudas’ injury isn’t serious, and he’s expected to make a swift return to the game. Another player, Brock McGinn, also faced an injury during the same game but showed resilience by returning to play in the third period. While there’s no official update on McGinn’s injury that kept him out for a whole period, the lack of news likely suggests that he’s doing well and should be okay.
Trevor Zegras has been on the injured reserve for the last nine games, nursing a groin injury. His expected return is around Christmas, depending on how well his recovery goes from playing the early part of the season with a pulled groin. On the other hand, Jamie Drysdale, who has participated in only ten games over the last two NHL seasons, is currently sidelined due to an abdominal injury. The timeframe for Drysdale’s comeback in the ongoing season is still unclear, and there are uncertainties around the medical staff about whether he will return at all this season.
In recent roster developments for the Ducks, Chase De Leo was placed on waivers over the weekend and successfully cleared, allowing him to make his way back to San Diego, where he serves as the captain for the Gulls. The San Diego Gulls have recently ended a franchise record 13-game losing streak, as GM Pat Verbeek was in attendance to watch. With their losing streak coming to an end, Anaheim has piled up quite the losing streak themselves, dropping the last six games in a row.
The Ducks aim to break free from their current slump by taking on the surging Canucks in Vancouver, BC, on Tuesday night.