Ryan Getzlaf apparently was dealing with a right ankle injury since March 3, according to Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray.
That's pretty amazing considering Getzlaf had nine goals and 28 points combined in the months of March and April. He then followed that up with three goals and six points in seven games in the playoffs, which tied for the team lead with defenseman Francois Beauchemin. Getzlaf should be 100 percent by training camp in September and is one of the better fantasy centermen in the league.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray revealed that Francois Beauchemin was playing with a torn ACL.
Beauchemin suffered a lower-body injury April 3 but it's unclear if that was when he suffered to the torn ACL. Murray said Tuesday that Beauchemin will undergo surgery as soon as possible. It's entirely possible Beauchemin, who had a really strong regular season and playoffs this year, will not be ready for the start of training camp, but we likely won't know anything until after the surgery.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray says Nick Bonino's lower-body injury was actually a torn hamstring.
Bonino missed six weeks with a mysterious lower-body injury, which Murray said he suffered while playing soccer before a game in March. Bonino managed to have a strong postseason after returning, scoring three goals and four points in seven games against the Red Wings. He should be fine by the time camp opens in September.
Toni Lydman admitted to suffering a concussion in the Anaheim Ducks' first-round series loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Lydman never returned after a Justin Abdelkader check to his head in Game 3. Lydman eventually copped to suffering migraines as a result of the hit, which earned Abdelkader a two-game suspension by the league. While concussions can bother players for undetermined lengths of time, hopefully Lydman will be alright by training camp in September.
Saku Koivu said he'll take a couple weeks to decide whether he wants to return to the NHL next season.
Koivu had eight goals and 27 points this season but much of that production came during the first half of the lockout-shortened season. At 38 years old, we imagine returning for a full 82-game slate seems a bit daunting at this point. Koivu had just one goal and two assists in the Ducks' first-round playoff loss and it's unclear if GM Bob Murray would re-sign Koivu should the veteran pivot decides he still wants to play.
Corey Perry called his punchless postseason "frustrating."
Perry finished with just two assists in the seven-game series loss to the Red Wings despite putting 24 shots on Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard. "I'll take this, put it in the back of my head and use it again. He made some big saves at crucial times. You thought the puck would go in, all of a sudden you look again and it's in his glove or his leg's kicking it out," Perry said after Sunday's loss. The former Hart Trophy winner will have all summer to stew over the disappointment.
Radek Dvorak is unlikely to return to the Anaheim Ducks this offseason.
Dvorak had four goals in nine games after signing with Anaheim late in the regular season, but the Czech winger didn't play in a single postseason game. At 36 years old, it's possible Dvorak's NHL career has come to an end.