Vatanen (lower-body) “will be an option” on Tuesday.
Vatanen has missed the last four games with a lower-body injury, but head coach Randy Carlyle said that he will be available for Tuesday’s game in Minnesota. Expect either Brandon Montour or Shea Theodore to be a healthy scratch with Vatanen returning.
Vatanen (lower-body) skated on Friday; not expected to be in the lineup on Saturday
Vatanen has missed the last three games with a lower-body injury and isn’t expected to play this weekend. Vatanen was on the ice for practice on Friday but was not a full-participant, which suggests that he still has a ways to go in his recovery.
Vatanen (flu) did not travel to Calgary for Thursday’s game.
Vatanen missed Tuesday’s game vs. the Sharks android not travel to Western Canada for the Ducks’ two-game road trip. With Vatanen sidelined, Korbinian Holzer is expected to be in the lineup again. Monitor his status prior to Sunday’s game vs. the Flyers.
The Ducks have signed Sami Vatanen to a four-year contract extension worth $19.5 million.
Vatanen was set to become a restricted free agent, but is now signed through the 2019-20 season with a $4.875M cap-hit. Vatanen is coming off of nine goals and 29 assists (38 points) in 71 games with the Ducks.