Missed majority of 2008-09 due to knee surgery, December 17, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Philadelphia, July 30, 2009. Traded to Detroit by Philadelphia with Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Mattias Backman) in 2011 Entry Draft for Ville Leino, February 6, 2010. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to head and knee injuries. Signed as a free agent by MODO (Sweden), May 13. 2010.
For six months, it's a really good accomplishment. But as soon as April [11, the end of the regular season] comes around, no one thinks about the regular season anymore. For six months, it's a real battle to get into the playoffs in the NHL these days. There are a lot of good teams, and it takes consistency over a long time.
— Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on clinching a playoff berth after a win against the Islanders on Saturday