Stoner has two seasons left on his contract that carries a $3.25M cap-hit. Waiving Stoner means that Shea Theodore may have earned himself a spot on the Ducks’ opening night roster or that they feel Josh Manson or Korbinian Holzer are just as good of options as Stoner for a significantly lesser cap-hit.
Stoner (mumps) will return to the Ducks lineup on Wednesday.
Stoner has missed the last five games with a case of the mumps. His return is perfectly timed, because the Ducks found out today that Eric Brewer will be missing 4-6 weeks with a broken bone in his foot.
Stoner (mumps) is nearing a return to the Ducks lineup.
Stoner has missed the last four games with a case of the mumps. He is reportedly improving, but has yet to be medically cleared to play. He shoulder be considered questionable for Monday’s game, but should return later in the week.
The Anaheim Ducks have signed Clayton Stoner to a four-year deal worth $13 million.
Stoner, 29, is not know for what he does in the offensive zone, but he managed to tally three points (1G / 2A) in 13 postseason games with the Wild last season. He is a big-boy at 6-foot-4, 213 lbs. and should slide right onto the Ducks third pairing after they traded Luca Sbisa and lost Stephane Robidas in free agency.
Stoner was injured in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings and will miss at least a few weeks with what is believed to be a knee injury. The Wild's blueline is starting to get thin, having lost Stoner and Keith Ballard in the last week. As reported earlier, Jon Blum was recalled and will fill-in for Stoner.
Stoner (undisclosed) did not make the trip to Detroit.
Stoner missed the tail-end of the third period in Saturday's loss to the Red Wings. He did travel with the team for the second game of the home-and-home, so the Wild recalled Jon Blum, who will slide into the lineup for Stoner.