3 Anaheim Ducks Not Expected Back in 2023-24

The Anaheim Ducks made a flurry of trades ahead of the deadline this season as general manager Pat Verbeek is trying to expedite his rebuild. Expect to see much of the same this upcoming summer as the team is headed for the NHL Draft Lottery and some more movement come free agency. Here's three Ducks who aren't expected back next season:

John Gibson

The team approached John Gibson earlier this season about a trade and both felt it was a mutual benefit to both for a change of scenery. However, that didn't transpire before the deadline and now all signs point to the offseason for a big move. Gibson's numbers have declined these past few seasons and he needs to hit reset on another team. The Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, and Ottawa Senators have all been linked.

Adam Henrique

If it wasn't for injury trouble, Adam Henrique would have been traded this season. Now, the Ducks look to move the veteran center in the offseason, where he'll have one season left on his deal at $5.82 million for 2023-24. Henrique holds a 10-team no-trade list and will have some say in the matter. He's appeared in 57 games this season, scoring 19 times and adding 14 assists.

Kevin Shattenkirk

There was a lot of surprise around the league when the Ducks didn't trade Kevin Shattenkirk before the deadline. They managed to find a home for John Klingberg, however the Shattenkirk trade talks never seemed to gain any momentum. The 34-year-old hits the open market this summer and will look to sign one more contract before his career is over. The Ducks blueliner has recorded 19 points in 59 games so far this season and can still produce some points on the power play.

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