Ducks Gameday: The Injury Bug

Oh god damn it, is this ANOTHER injury? Photo credit - Al Bello

A look at the injuries to come.


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Anaheim Ducks
@ New York Rangers

Monday, Nov 4, 2013, 4:30 PM PST
Madison Square Garden

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The Ducks are having horrible luck with injuries this season, stretching back into the offseason (and in Beauch's case, last year's postseason).

Here's a look at the injuries that have plagued the team so far:

Date Player Injury
5/20/2013 Francois Beauchemin Torn ACL surgery
9/11/2013 Sheldon Souray Torn right wrist ligament
9/18/2013 Andrew O`Brien Undisclosed injury
9/19/2013 Luca Sbisa Sprained ankle
9/21/2013 Emerson Etem Lower-body injury
9/24/2013 Jakob Silfverberg Lower-body injury
10/6/2013 Matt Beleskey Upper-body injury
10/7/2013 Kyle Palmieri Upper-body injury
10/18/2013 Viktor Fasth Lower-body injury
10/21/2013 Dustin Penner Concussion
10/26/2013 Jakob Silfverberg Broken right hand
10/27/2013 Mathieu Perreault Sprained left wrist
10/28/2013 Saku Koivu Concussion
10/30/2013 Teemu Selanne Oral surgery
11/2/2013 Sami Vatanen Upper-body injury

We here at BoC have developed software to project potential future injuries for a given team, given what we know about their past injuries and common injuries fed into the software from pop culture. I decided to run it on Anaheim's roster to see what we might be looking at as the season stretches on...

Nick Bonino

Anvil dropped on head

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Andrew Cogliano

Slips on banana peel

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Ryan Getzlaf

Hammered into road by a roadrunner

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Jonas Hiller

Shot in the buttocks by an incompetent hunter

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Cam Fowler

Space-related injury

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Corey Perry

Ryan Garbutt's next charging headshot

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Gameday Prediction

Ducks win 3-2 in OT, game winning goal from Emerson Etem.

Classic Moment

To help commemorate the Ducks' 20th year this season, each gameday I'll be posting a clip of a classic moment from the team's history against that night's opponent. Here is today's...

This video, from the Rangers' perspective, discusses the time when a struggling expansion team in 1994 beat that year's eventual Stanley Cup champions 4-2, and the temper-tantrum Rangers' coach Mike Keenan had on the bench. October 19th, 1994:

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