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Add Perreault to Anaheim’s list of walking wounded

May 9, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

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The dreaded lower-body injury has hit the Ducks once again.

The day after Frederik Andersen and Matt Beleskey were lost to lower-body ailments during a Game 3 win over Los Angeles, Anaheim announced that forward Mathieu Perreault is also now day-to-day with one.

It’s unclear what Perreault hurt, but it appears the injury happened at some point during the third period — he took his last shift midway through the game and didn’t return, leaving the Ducks thin up front as Beleskey was knocked from the contest around the same time.

Perreault has been a solid contributor for the Ducks this postseason, scoring four points in eight games while averaging 13:31 TOI. Should he be unable to go in Saturday’s Game 4, the Ducks could be forced to make another call up from AHL Norfolk, having already summoned goalie John Gibson as a potential replacement for Andersen.

Emerson Etem could be brought back up, or the team could use one of its healthy forward scratches from Game 3: Tim Jackman, Daniel Winnik or Rickard Rakell.


  1. dlk75150 - May 9, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Must be playing the kings

    • areaman714 - May 9, 2014 at 4:10 PM

      Why, did the Kings fans boo him too when he got hurt?

      • ralphprz - May 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM

        Kings fans are a bunch of scumbags, last time me and my little 16 yr old brother got jumped walking out of the stadium only because my brother kept cheering for his team, so when they cheer when someone gets injured its not surprising at all. Funny part is 50% of that stadium cant name 10 players on their team.

  2. paulerhythm - May 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Injuries are a part of play off hockey’s test of attrition. Gotta overcome then so how, some way. If any team can overcome them, it’s the Ducks as they have the depth, just saying.

  3. 22lakings22 - May 9, 2014 at 8:15 PM

    Sounds like the Ducks’ master plan of hitting every King in their sights is backfiring on them. It’s hockey. Players get hurt, especially during the long grueling process known as the playoffs. Two of the Kings’ veteran defensemen are injured…it happens.

    Hockey fans are passionate fans…it’s not as if Ducks fans have never booed a player who they feel is feigning injury. Unfortunately, Andersen was truly injured, but why so butthurt about a little booing? Get a grip.

    Finally, ralphprz’s claiming that 50% of Kings fans at Staples can’t name 10 players…I’ll one up you & say only 10% of Ducks fans at Games 1 & 2 combined can name 5 players. Bazinga!

    • areaman714 - May 9, 2014 at 8:41 PM

      Now that is expected Kings fan rationale. Google Kings fans boo rookie Avs goalie from just last year. That, and littering the ice after a ref call they didn’t like. I think the butthurtedness is from Kings fans that find it hard to defend the incontrovertible truth that they are some of the most infantile in all of sports

      • 22lakings22 - May 10, 2014 at 12:55 AM

        Pot calling the kettle black. Your fans threw crap on the ice at e Kings players after losing Game ONE in OT! That was just the first game of the series & you littered your own arena! 714…how about being less arrogant, and accept that Ducks fans aren’t as perfect as you think they are. I just saw an adult Ducks fan waving his ugly orange playoff towel in the face of an 8-year old Kings fan! Talk about infantile. Be happy that you’re playing a somewhat friendly Kings fanbase, you’d be eaten alive at a Rangers, Bruins, or Flyers game.

      • areaman714 - May 10, 2014 at 2:28 AM

        Multiply that stuff by thirty and you have 30 percent of the kings fan base. My friend’s girlfriend got spat on waiting just to get into the game at Staples. When I go to Kings games, I sit in the 200’s as most of those folks are old Forum Kings fans and are fun to sit and talk hockey with . . . it is the doughebag Raiders fans that primarily give the Kings fan base its historical bad name.

  4. blomfeld - May 10, 2014 at 12:14 AM


    Answer: ‘probably’ …

    *** earlier today at a coffee shop on the corner of 190th Street and Western Ave in LA County ***

    Blom Dawg: friends, what did make of our defeat last night ?

    Kool G Rap: it’s nothing to worry about Blom, trust me … you see, the Ducks haven’t the nature for war … their pampered & uppity OC lifestyle, coupled with their narcissistic ‘self-serving’ tunnel vision does nothing but set the stage for their own ‘complete and utter’ ruination … in effect, they’re actually their own worst enemies …

    Schoolly D: yes Blom, I tend to agree with Kool G … as you know, we Kings have the notion of ‘sangfroid’ forever etched in our blood, much like the British ‘soldier of foot’ did for centuries in the British Army … and if I dare say in fact, it’s actually the reason why we’re conversing in the King’s English here today ? …

    Blom Dawg: I think you’re both right friends … so victory tomorrow then eh ?

    Kool G Rap & Schoolly D: hell ya !!! :) :)

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • theheez - May 10, 2014 at 7:57 AM

      I’ll have some of what your smoking. Clearly it’s working and I could use a good internal diatribe.

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