During last night’s game against the Los Angeles Kings, defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky broke his hand during the third period and did not return to the game. He is expected to miss all the remaining games this season.
In light of Visnovsky’s injury, Brendan Mikkelson was recalled once again from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.
Goaltender Joey MacDonald was reassigned to the Toronto Marlies, indicating that Jonas Hiller is well enough from his back spasms to play in the remaining three games.
The Ducks flew out this morning to Dallas, where they will play on Thursday evening, followed with a back-to-back game against St. Louis on Friday night. The team will then fly home for the final game of the season against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday evening.
The game against the Oilers is also Fan Appreciation Night and all fans in attendance will receive a copy of the 2009-2010 team photo. There are plenty of other opportunities to win prizes throughout the evening as well, including the jerseys off the backs of the players themselves after the game.
Tickets to the final home game are still available. This could very well be the final game for Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne, both of whom are likely to retire after this season.
Selanne, who despite breaking his hand and his jaw this season, still has 26 goals in just 53 games played. He reached the 600 goal mark earlier this season and now has 605 goals, 17th on the all time list. He is also the Ducks nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. Selanne won the Masterton Trophy in 2006.