Ducks place pivotal winger on IR

Brian La Rose, Pro Hockey Rumors

Before their game Wednesday against Toronto, the Ducks announced (X link) multiple injury news.  Winger Troy Terry was placed on injured reserve, paving the way for center Isac Lundestrom to be activated from IR.  Meanwhile, middleman Ryan Strome is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Terry missed Sunday’s game with an upper-body injury so it’s likely that the placement will be back-dated to that point, meaning that he could be activated as soon as this weekend, if healthy.  The 26-year-old is off to a slower start by his standards, notching nine goals and 13 assists in 35 games; last season, he played in twice as many games while collecting 61 points.  Still, Terry sits third on Anaheim in scoring and will be a noticeable absence for however long he’s out.

Lundestrom, meanwhile, will be making his season debut after recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.  The 24-year-old was a first-round pick back in 2018 (23rd overall) and looked like he was on his way toward becoming a capable regular after putting up 29 points in 80 games back in 2021-22.  However, he struggled offensively last season, collecting just four goals and ten helpers in 61 games.  Lundestrom was supposed to miss at least six months from his injury sustained in early August so he is coming back a month ahead of schedule.  Considering it’s a contract year and he’ll be owed a $1.8M qualifying offer with arbitration rights, Lundestrom will be hoping for a big second half of the season.

As for Strome, he is also among Anaheim’s scoring leaders, ranking fourth on the team in total points.  The 30-year-old leads the Ducks in assists with 17 and is on pace for his fifth straight season of at least 40 points or more.  Benoit-Olivier Groulx will take his place in the lineup, making his first appearance in more than two weeks.

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2024-01-04 02:07:43 , Yardbarker: Anaheim Ducks

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