James Wisniewski D ANA 1 day ago

Wisniewksi will be a healthy scratch for Game 1 of the Ducks' first-round playoff series Thursday against the Jets, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Wisniewski was surprised by coach Bruce Boudreau's choice to sit him, but due to the Ducks' plentiful depth on defense, lineup decisions don't exactly come easy. Still, Wisniewski was thought to be on solid ground for a regular lineup spot given the haul the Ducks gave up at the trade deadline to acquire him (Rene Bourque, William Karlsson, and a 2015 second-round pick), but his mostly unimpressive production post-trade likely factored into the decision to scratch him. Wisniewski, who tallied no goals and five assists in 13 games after his March 2 acquisition, will give way to Clayton Stoner on the Ducks' third defensive pairing.

James Wisniewski D ANA 3 weeks ago

Wisniewski notched an assist in Sunday's win over the Devils, giving him three straight games with a helper.

Wisniewski had a healthy scratch sprinkled into the streak, but he's nonetheless beginning to make an impact offensively for the Ducks. However, he remains without a goal in his 10 games with the team.

James Wisniewski D ANA 3 weeks ago

Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

After making Cam Fowler a surprise scratch in the Ducks' last game against the Blue Jackets, coach Bruce Boudreau will bump Wisniewski from the lineup to make room for Fowler's return Thursday. As one of the more high-profile acquisitions at the March 2 trade deadline, it's a bit surprising that Wisniewski will be forced to head to the press box, but the Ducks' growing depth on the blue line likely influenced the decision. Wisniewski hasn't helped matters by performing quietly since arriving in Anaheim, as he's posted zero goals, three assists, and a minus-4 rating over eight games.

James Wisniewski D ANA 3 weeks ago

Wisniewski tallied an assist in his first game back at Nationwide Arena since being traded to the Ducks.

Perhaps more importantly for the defenseman, he received a brief tribute video and standing ovation from the Columbus fans. Wisniewski spent parts of four seasons as a member of the Blue Jackets.

James Wisniewski D ANA 1 month ago

Wisniewski recorded his first point in his second stint as a Duck Sunday night against Nashville.

The point must come as a relief for the 9-year veteran, who had gone three games without a point after being traded and returning from a foot injury. Wisniewski should remain a wait-and-see fantasy option at this point.

James Wisniewski D ANA 1 month ago

Wisniewski (foot) will play Monday against the Canucks.

Wisniewski had an equipment issue earlier in the day, but it appears the situation has been sorted out, and Wisniewski will make his return to action Monday.

James Wisniewski D ANA 1 month ago

Wisniewski's (foot) status for Monday's game against the Canucks is uncertain, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Per the report, Wisniewski's foot injury is less of an issue on that front than the fact that he is still waiting for some of his equipment to be delivered to him following his trade last week, notably his knee brace.

James Wisniewski D ANA 1 month ago

Wisniewski (foot) expects to rejoin the Ducks on their upcoming three-game road trip, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

The road trip starts with Monday's game in Vancouver and concludes with next Friday's game in Minnesota. Wisniewski was recently given a timetable of one-to-two weeks, so he's no lock to return before the end of said road trip.

James Wisniewski D ANA 1 month ago

Wisniewski, who is dealing with a bone bruise in his foot, could be out 1-to-2 weeks with the injury, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

The Ducks acquired Wisniewski from the Blue Jackets on Monday just before the 3 p.m. ET deadline, and were likely fully aware of the extent of the blueliner's injury. For what it's worth, Wisniewski said he plans to be ready for the start of the road trip that kicks off next Monday in Vancouver, but he'll have to show that he's fully healthy in practices within the next few days in order for that return date to hold up.

James Wisniewski D ANA 2 months ago

The Blue Jackets diagnosed Wisniewski's foot injury as a bone bruise prior to dealing him to the Ducks, Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch reports.

The Ducks likely wouldn't have been motivated to deal for Wisniewski had he been dealing with something more serious such as a fracture, so the bone bruise shouldn't be considered a long-term setback. However, it could delay the blueliner's debut with his new team, as it doesn't seem likely at the moment that he'll be ready to suit up for either end of the Ducks' back-to-back set Tuesday against the Coyotes and Wednesday against the Canadiens.