ANAHEIM – Total Games Lost: 334
The Ducks had 17 players who missed games this season with injury.
The broken bone really hit the Ducks this year, Souray didnt play a game for the year, Beleskey and Sbisa had breaks in their hand. The aquisition of Stephane Robidas was an interesting one for me, he still hadnt fully recovered from his broken leg sustained when he was a Dallas Star. He 'only' missed 5 games with the Ducks, Tim Jackman was another hand break too.
The flu went through the Ducks a little this year with about 10-15 games lost due to it. Thankfully there were only 15 games missed by Saku Koivu due to concussion.
Considering the average games lost is 19 games per player injured and there was one player who missed the entire season, the Ducks were relatively lucky with their injuries through the year.
- Sheldon Souray missed all 82 games this year from a wrist injury that never quite healed from surgery back in July 2013.
- Luca Sbisa missed half the season (41) with a torn tendon in his right and an ankle injury in the preseason.
- Jakob Silfverberg was out with a broken right hand, missing a total 24 games.
- Mat Beleskey missed 20 games for the year, mostly from an early season broken thumb, but a couple towards the end of the year from illness. He was out of the lineup for some time taking a conditioning stint down in the AHL.
- Mark Fistric missed 19 games, mainly from a lower body injury sustained just prior to the Olympic break, the Ducks were lucky the injury occurred during that time or the games could have been greater.
- Saku Koivu missed 15 games this season due to a concussion, he also sat a few towards the end of the year to prepare for the Playoffs.
- Cam Fowler missed 12 games with a sprained MCL, it is amazing how quickly players can return from sprained ligaments these days.
- Mathieu Perreault missed 10 games with a mix of arm and wrist injuries coupled in with that pesky lower body injury later in the year.
- Francois Beauchemin 10 games lost due to an upper body injury
- Bryan Allen well at 5 of his games missed were from the flu, the other 3 from a lower body injury.
- Tim Jackman broke his left hand late in the year and a couple from the flu, if the break was earlier in the year he probably would have missed more.
- Stephane Robidas was traded to the Ducks during his recovery from a broken leg, so from this point he ‘only’ missed 5 games in a Ducks sweater. It is a shame that he broke the same leg in the playoffs.
- Nick Bonino missed games with an upper body injury covering across the Olympic break, and he dealt with a lower body injury later in the year.
- Ryan Getzlaf missed 5 games from a brief upper body injury early and later in the year a foot injury that a puck could have broken.
- Teemu Selanne only missed 3 games this year due to injury, but 15 due to coaches decisions.
- Kyle Palmieri the flu did him in for his 2 games missed due to ‘injury’ this year.
- Emerson Etem missed 2 games ‘officially’ at the start of the year with a leg injury.
Thankfully for the Ducks there isnt a systemic injury running through the team, the bone breaks are well, unfortunate, but there are not a recurring muscle injuries to the same player through the year.
Also with Koivu missing 15 games (18% of the year) due to concussion and Dubinsky not receiving any supplimental discipline, it makes the arguement for those wanting an 'eye for an eye' on suspensions a little stronger.