The Anaheim Ducks are starting the season with 3 key players out on the injuries, they are still recovering from surgeries they had over the off season. Ryan Kessler, Hampus Lindholm, and Sami Vatmen are out for hopefully will be back before December. That is something that I think that I heard about in a Ducks pre-game broadcast or interview with coach Randy Carlyle. Also something like it is going to be hard to replace Ryan Kesler until he is well enough to play in a NHL. In Ryan’s interview about his surgery, to sum it all up, based off of what his body was feeling I played 17 games in the Stanley Cup Playoffs that I shouldn’t have played in but I just played through the pain. – that is what I remember of that interview – this was I believe after he had his hip surgery.
Both Vatanen and Lindholm had to have shoulder surgeries during the off season. Nothing much was said about their injuries like how the injury they received happened and when they will most likely to return to play in a NHL game.
My opinion on Vatanen and Lindholm’s injuries was that they could have possibly got hit hard a few too many times which caused some pain. The pain must have been bad because they both made a visit to the doctor, we know that because they both received surgery on their shoulders. The shoulder is a big part of the body used especially for the defenders. Part of what the defenders do is shove the opposing team’s players into the glass and/or sideboards.
My opinion on Ryan Kesler is that yes it might not have been the best idea to ignore the pain and playing those last 17 games for the #17. I kind of understand why he did play through the pain. I’m thinking that it was not so painful at the beginning and then the mentality of I want to be there to contribute and help the team get as close to winning the Stanley Cup or winning the Stanley Cup as I can. Playing through the pain must have been hard but it was his decision to play, he took great risk with his decision to play through the pain and now being on the scratch list for a while of the regular season is just a result from the risk he took when he decided to play through the pain.
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