The Anaheim Ducks will have to attempt to clinch the Pacific Division on Monday without one of their top forwards.
Right wing Bobby Ryan will miss the second of Anaheim’s two-game series at Rexall Place against the Edmonton Oilers due to an illness. The Ducks made the announcement via Twitter roughly 20 minutes prior to opening faceoff.
Ryan, who ranks third on the team with 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists), had appeared in 220 consecutive games for Anaheim. He last missed a game on March 12, 2010.
The Ducks will also play without defensemen Sheldon Souray and Luca Sbisa, who are both suffering from lower-body injuries.
It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.
— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
TONIGHT ON NHL NETWORK
6:30 ET: Hockey Central Saturday: Hockey Tonight 7:00 ET: NHL Hockey: WSH @ TOR (Live) 10:00 ET: NHL Tonight