Toni Lydman D ANA Aug 01 '13
Toni Lydman might be considering retirement after turning down two separate two-year contracts each worth a total of $5 million, according to TSN's Aaron Ward.
It's worth noting that Lydman suffered a concussion during the Ducks' first-round series loss to the Red Wings. We haven't seen anything that would connect the two, but it's possible the effects of the injury have lingered. Lydman had six assists and 12 penalty minutes in 35 games with Anaheim last season.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 14 '13
Toni Lydman admitted to suffering a concussion in the Anaheim Ducks' first-round series loss to the Detroit Red Wings.
Lydman never returned after a Justin Abdelkader check to his head in Game 3. Lydman eventually copped to suffering migraines as a result of the hit, which earned Abdelkader a two-game suspension by the league. While concussions can bother players for undetermined lengths of time, hopefully Lydman will be alright by training camp in September.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 13 '13
Toni Lydman was unable to return to the Anaheim lineup due to migraines.
The secret is out now that the Ducks have been eliminates. Lydman was knocked out of the series on a Justin Abdelkader check to his head in Game 3, a hit that cost Abdelkader a two game suspension and Lydman a lot more than that. Hopefully the migraine issue will clear up over the summer and Lydman will be all right to participate at training camp in September. He will be an unrestricted free agent in the summer and it remains to be seen whether or not the Ducks are still interested in his services.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 10 '13
Toni Lydman (head) didn't travel with the Ducks to Detroit for Game 6.
It will be the third game Lydman's missed since being hit by Detroit's Justin Abdelkader. "He hasn't skated since he got hit," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Whether it'd be today or Sunday, I've got to believe it'd be hard for him to get back in the lineup." There's no timetable for his return.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 08 '13
Toni Lydman is still experiencing symptoms related to the head injury he sustained on Saturday.
Lydman was hit by Detroit's Justin Abdelkader and hasn't played since. "He's still got headaches, but he's feeling better," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau. "As to when he's going to play, I couldn't give you an answer." Abdelkader will serve the second of his two-game suspension on Thursday.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 08 '13
Toni Lydman (head) wasn't on the ice with his teammates on Tuesday.
Lydman hasn't played since absorbing Detroit's Justin Abdelkader hit on Saturday. Abdelkader received a two-game suspension for his actions. Lydman has been dealing with a neck soreness and a migraine as a result of the blow.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 06 '13
Toni Lydman is considered doubtful for Monday's game in Detroit due to a migraine and neck soreness.
Lydman was injured when Detroit's Justin Abdelkader hit him on Saturday, a hit that got Abdelkader a two game suspension by the NHL. Lydman did not practice on Sunday and it would seem that he could be out for at least the remainder of the series. "At this stage, it's hard to tell," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "Toni has headaches and he's got a stiff neck. Bright lights are bugging him. So I don't know when that's not going to be there." Reserve him for now, if you can.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 05 '13
Toni Lydman suffered a head injury when he was hit by the Red Wings Justin Abdelkader Saturday.
Abdulkader picked up a five minute major for charging and a game misconduct and will definitely be on the carpet for a suspension by the NHL. Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said that "he's got a good headache" and did not expect Lydman to practice on Sunday. We don't want to say the dreaded 'c' word but it sure looks like Lydman has a concussion. Stay tuned.
Toni Lydman D ANA May 04 '13
Toni Lydman sustained a possible head injury on Saturday.
Lydman was the victim of what appeared to be a high hit courtesy of Detroit's Justin Abdelkader. The incident occurred in the second period and Lydman didn't return.
Toni Lydman D ANA Apr 30 '13
Toni Lydman will be on Anaheim's blueline in Game 1 versus Detroit Tuesday night.
Luca Sbisa is still sidelined with a lower-body injury and won't play. Lydman plays a hard-nosed style, where hits and blocked shots are at a premium, but he doesn't get many points.