Archive for November, 2011


In the absence of key players, the Anaheim Ducks claimed former Calgary Flames forward Niklas Hagman off waivers. The Ducks have been decimated by injuries to forward Jason Blake, who is out with a lacerated wrist; defender Lubomir Visnovsky, whose finger was broken by an errant puck; and defender George Parros, whose retina was partially detached when he took a puck to his right eye during practice.

Due to immigration issues, Hagman missed the first game of a home-and-home on Wednesday between the Ducks and LA Kings. However, Hagman’s addition paid dividends in the second game on Thursday as he played a physical part in Anaheim’s 5-3 loss. Meanwhile, in Blake’s absence forward Andrew Cogliano continues to shine on the second line with Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu. As Coach Randy Carlyle awaits the return of his injured Ducks, he continues to juggle the three other lines in an effort to win games.

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