Trevor Zegras To Be Out Long Term, Ducks Announce

So much for the trade talk surrounding Trevor Zegras. The Anaheim Ducks have just announced that Zegras suffered a broken ankle and will be out for up to two months.

The dynamic forward will undergo surgery within the next week, and his return to the lineup probably won't be until right around the trade deadline on March 8th, throwing a serious wrench into any trade talks that were beginning to pick up steam.

Zegras suffered the injury in Tuesday night's game versus the Nashville Predators.

The 22-year-old former top-10 pick has been off to an extremely slow start to the season, with just four goals and seven points in 20 games. Zegras missed time earlier in the season as well with a lower-body injury. He had put together back-to-back 23-goal seasons coming into the current campaign.

With teams like the Montréal Canadiens and others looking into the possibility of a Zegras trade after the Ducks made it known that they'd be listening, you’d have to expect that this latest development could put all of that on hold. 

And after losing his bff Jamie Drysdale in a Ducks trade a couple of days back, yes, it's been quite the week for Trevor Zegras. 

And in a double-whammy, the Ducks, in the same game, also lost their sensational rookie defenseman, Pavel Mintyukov for 6 weeks, after he suffered a separated shoulder. The freshman, who was the No. 10 selection in the 2022 Draft, has 19 points in 40 games, second among all NHL rookie D-men in scoring.

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