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L 4-5
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W 3-1
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W 4-1
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Ducks' Vaakanainen crashes into boards, leaves on stretcher

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen was taken off the Honda Center ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the end boards in the first period of Anaheim's preseason game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night.

The Finnish defenseman was conscious and alert with full movement in his extremities at UCI Medical Center, the Ducks said.

The frightening incident occurred midway through the opening period when Vaakanainen smashed into the boards at a dangerous speed behind the Sharks' net. Vaakanainen appeared to be concentrating on the pass he had just made to Derek Grant, who scored the Ducks' opening goal on the assist.

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Leaders
Points: T. Terry67
Plus/Minus: Z. Aston-Reese9
Shots on Goal: T. Terry192
PIM: S. Carrick85
Win: J. Gibson18
Shutouts: A. Stolarz3
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 228 (24)
Shots: 2393 (27)
PP%: 21.9% (14)
Penalty Minutes: 759 (9)
Assists: 386 (21)
SH Goals: 6 (16)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L OTL Pts
Anaheim 0 0 0 0
Calgary 0 0 0 0
Edmonton 0 0 0 0
Los Angeles 0 0 0 0
San Jose 0 0 0 0
Seattle 0 0 0 0
Vancouver 0 0 0 0
Vegas 0 0 0 0
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 266 (10)
Shots Against: 2725 (7)
PK%: 80.8% (10)
Penalty Minutes: 804 (7)
Shutouts: 4 (12)
Sv%: 0.902 (18)
Injuries
Date Player Status
9/30 U. Vaakanainen Undisclosed injury - left game (day-to-day)
9/29 M. McTavish Undisclosed injury (day-to-day)
9/28 T. Zegras Upper-body injury - left game (day-to-day)
9/22 J. Moore Undisclosed injury (IR)
9/22 S. Carrick Hip (IR)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/1 N. Beaulieu Signed as Free Agent One-year contract
9/30 B. Gates Released
9/30 N. Brouillard Released
9/30 L. Nijhoff Released
9/30 J. Healey Released
9/30 D. Mannella Released
9/30 L. Profaca Released
9/30 H. Drew Sent to minors San Diego-AHL
9/30 B. Tracey Sent to minors San Diego-AHL
9/30 M. Golod Sent to minors San Diego-AHL
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