Kesler Strong In Vancouver Loss: Ryan Kesler scored both Vancouver goals in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to San Jose in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinal series, which San Jose leads 2-0. (Updated 5/4/13)
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Ryan Kesler appeared to be recovered from the bout of the flu that hampered him in Game 1, firing home both Vancouver goals and playing his usual all-around solid game. Kesler, on Friday, looked like the 2011 version of himself and is probably the most vital piece to any hope Vancouver has of getting back in the series. (Updated 5/4/13).
For the second straight season, Ryan Kesler will enter training camp on the shelf. Last year, a hip injury sidelined Kesler for the first two weeks of the season. This time around, hes scheduled to be out until possibly December after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. Kesler never quite seemed right last season and his point total dropped from 73 (41 G, 32 A) to 49 (22 G, 27 A) as a result. He wants to be at full strength upon his return this time around to avoid another down year of production. Kesler should be discounted on draft day due to the time hes expected to miss at the start of the season, but hell be a productive enough option to warrant being stashed away for the first month or two, especially in leagues with DL spots. (Updated 8/14/12)