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Ducks' Ryan Kesler: Contract trade voided

Kesler's (hip) contract will return to the Ducks from Vegas after the deal that sent it to the Knights was voided by the NHL on Wednesday. While this deal will have no impact on Kesler, who is essentially retired due to his hip problem, it puts Vegas in a tough cap spot having to take back Evgenii Dadonov and his $5 million salary. With Kesler's contract expiring this offseason, the Ducks won't be impacted by having to hold onto his $6.875 million cap hit for the rest of the 2021-22 campaign.
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Golden Knights' Ryan Kesler: Traded to Vegas

Anaheim traded Kesler (hip) and John Moore to Vegas in exchange for Evgenii Dadonov and a second-round draft pick Monday, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports. The Golden Knights needed to move Dadonov's money off the books and, in return, will stash Kesler on their long-term injured reserve list until he hits free agency this offseason. The 37-year-old forward hasn't played since the 2018-19 campaign and is not expected to make an NHL return.
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Ryan Kesler Gave Body and Heart for the Anaheim Ducks

The Anaheim Ducks 2021-22 season has been a source of excitement and optimism; especially as the Ducks look to turn over the keys to the next wave of young players that will lead them for the next decade. Without killing that mood, however, I feel as though we need to look back for a moment at the old Ducks guard to honor a player that, in my opinion, won’t ever get the recognition he truly deserves. That player is Ryan Kesler.
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Ducks' Ryan Kesler: NHL career likely over

Kesler is not expected to return to the NHL after multiple hip surgeries, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. Kesler hasn't appeared in an NHL contest since the 2018-19 campaign, when he scored just eight points with a minus-19 rating in 60 games. He's on the final year of his six-year, $41.25 million contract and is expected to officially retire after that. The 37-year-old center racked up 573 points, 920 PIM and 1,285 hits through 1,001 games with Anaheim and Vancouver. Kesler was the league's Selke Trophy winner and helped lead the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2010-11.
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Ryan Kesler: 'I don't think I'll ever get to an NHL level again'

Ryan Kesler hasn't skated in an NHL game since March 2019 when he was with the Anaheim Ducks, underwent resurfacing surgery on his right hip in May of that year, and had resurfacing surgery on his left hip this past February. While speaking with Adam Kimelman of the NHL's website,...
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Canucks: Should Ryan Kesler be inducted into Ring of Honour?

Ryan Kesler was a two-way force during his time with the Vancouver Canucks. Drafted 23rd overall by the Canucks as part of the great 2003 draft class, Kesler played 11 seasons with the Canucks organization (including the 2004-05 lockout season with the Manitoba Moose.) before being traded to the Anaheim Ducks.
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Ryan Kesler on Crosby vs McDavid and the importance of GM-player relations

The People’s Show – Hour 4: Odds on Abbotsford’s AHL name. The boys wrap up the show by playing an Artemiy Panarin edition of Password 2.0, plus Sat Gives Props on the betting lines for what the Canucks’ next AHL affiliate’s name will be. The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & Media or […]
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Ryan Kesler on Canucks ownership and Bieksa's keepsake

Andrew Walker and Satiar Shah discuss the Canucks losing in OT to the Flames and Walker getting called out by everyone. Joining the show are Elliotte Friedman (00:05), Colby Armstrong (00:53) and Mark Schofield (01:16). The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the hosts and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Rogers Sports & […]
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