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After 24-game absence, Silfverberg returns for Anaheim

Dec 17, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

Jakob Silfverberg #33 of the Anaheim Ducks waits for a face off against the Colorado Avalanche at Honda Center on September 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California.
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Jakob Silfverberg‘s time on the shelf is over.

Silfverberg confirmed he’ll return to the lineup tonight when the Ducks take on the Wings in Detroit, according to the O.C. Register. It’ll be the first time the Swedish forward will suit up since suffering a broken hand against his old team, the Ottawa Senators, on Oct. 25.

Silfverberg, 23, was one of the key pieces that came to Anaheim in the Bobby Ryan trade and looked very good to start the year, scoring four goals and seven points in his first 11 games.

The Register reports Silfverberg took rushes this morning on a line with Saku Koivu and Andrew Cogliano.


  1. chauncey18 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:19 PM

    Truly is amazing how well they have played all while leading the league in man games lost due to injuries (181). They will only get better as more key guys come back into the mix. The Pacific Division is absolutely insane this year!

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

      Central is pretty darn good as well. The EC teams however…

      As as a comparison most would not post, in the WC, 9 of 14 have a positive goals differential. In the EC, it’s 5 of 16. Especially if you adjust for strength of schedule, the Habs, Caps and Wings would not make the playoffs if in the WC.

      Dallas would be 2nd in the Metro, and in a playoff spot in the Atlantic.

      We’ll probably see a repeat of the EC championship teams this year, unless Tampa comes on strong with Stamkos back.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Dec 17, 2013 at 2:59 PM

      And as I’m figuring you’re a Ducks fan from your post, As a Hawks fan. the Ducks are the only team I’m really concerned about in a 7 game series. Blues would be next I guess. Would not be concerned about anybody else.

      Sure I’ll get a lot of thumbs down, but an honest post by an analytical poster.

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