Ducks Reveal Unexpected Update on Star Wing

The Anaheim Ducks activated winger Alex Killorn off IR and placed winger Brock McGinn on IR retroactive to Feb. 10 due to an upper-body injury, ahead of their game against Toronto.

The Ducks are shaking things up ahead of their Saturday night clash with Toronto. They’ve just announced a couple of roster moves that are sure to catch fans’ attention.

Alex Killorn, the team’s winger, is back in action. He’s been activated off IR, which is great news for the team. To make space for him, though, Brock McGinn’s had to take a step back. He’s been placed on IR, retroactive to Feb. 10, because of an upper-body injury.

Killorn’s first season with Anaheim hasn’t been smooth sailing. After signing a hefty four-year, $25M contract in July, he’s faced his fair share of hurdles. A broken finger during the preseason benched him for the first month. And just when things seemed to be looking up, he needed arthroscopic knee surgery last month. But, luck’s on his side. He’s bounced back quicker than expected, returning just shy of the four-week mark.

Despite these setbacks, Killorn’s managed to make a decent impact. He’s racked up 19 points in 34 games. Sure, it’s a dip from last year, but considering he’s transitioned from a stacked Tampa Bay team to a rebuilding Anaheim squad, it’s understandable.

McGinn’s situation is a bit peculiar. His last game was on Jan. 25, so the Feb. 10 retroactive placement is raising some eyebrows. But, it means he could be back any day now. This season, he’s had a limited role, appearing in just 24 games. With three points and 37 hits to his name, he’s averaging a bit over 11 minutes on the ice per game.

So, there you have it. The Ducks are making moves and fans are here for it. Let’s see how these changes play out on the ice.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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