Anaheim Ducks Receive Huge Boost Ahead of Seattle Kraken Matchup

The Anaheim Ducks are working their way back to full strength as they'll finally have Trevor Zegras back in the lineup when they faceoff against the Seattle Kraken on Tuesday night. Zegras has missed the last 11 weeks after breaking his ankle on January 9.

The uber talented forward will slot in on the team's third line as they look to work him back into the lineup slowly. The 23-year-old has had a rough season on and off the ice and is hopeful a strong finish to the campaign can propel some big things moving forward with the Ducks. There was some speculation throughout the season that Zegras was involved in trade talks so we'll have to wait and see how Ducks GM Pat Verbeek handles his roster this offseason.

Zegras has only played in 20 games this year, scoring just four goals and adding three assists. A long way from back-to-back 23-goal seasons the past two years and a career high 65 points last season. 

Zegras was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft and was signed to a three-year $17.2 million extension in October. Missing training camp set him back tremendously and this season has essentially become a write off because of it. 

If Zegras doesn't find his game these last few weeks of the season, expect to see him moved at the NHL Entry Draft in June as the Ducks continue to rebuild on the fly.

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