News:Nick Bonino's injury in March was a torn hamstring, Eric Stephens of Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: General manager Bob Murray said Nick Bonino suffered the injury while playing soccer before practice. He was able to return from the injury, and played in 27 games altogether during the 2012-13 season, recording 13 points and a minus-3 rating.
News:Nick Bonino scored the game-winning goal less of than two minutes into overtime of the Ducks' 3-2 victory over the Red Wings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has had a strong start to the posteason for the Ducks', registering four points in the team's five playoff games.
News:Nick Bonino scored a power-play goal in the second period of the Ducks' 4-0 shutout of the Red Wings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Saturday.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has been a consistently solid presence for the Ducks in these playoffs, having now registered a point in each game so far this postseason.
News:Nick Bonino merited an assist in the third period of the Ducks' 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday.
Analysis: After finishing the regular season on a high note, Nick Bonino now has points in both of the Ducks' playoff games.
News:Nick Bonino scored a goal midway through the first period of Tuesday's Game 1 victory over the Red Wings.
Analysis:Nick Bonino finished the regular season warm offensively, notching three points in the last four games, and it's good for the Ducks to see him carrying that production forward into the playoffs.
News:Nick Bonino picked up an assist midway through the first period of the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday.
Analysis: With Thursday's assist, Nick Bonino now has three points in his last four games. This also likely indicates he has gotten over the recent illness that he was reported to be fighting, which could not be better news for the Ducks as the team enters the playoffs.
News:Nick Bonino is reportedly feeling under the weather, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: This nugget clouds Nick Bonino's status for Thursday's game against the Canucks, a game with no playoff bearing for the Ducks.
News:Nick Bonino registered two assists during the Ducks' 3-1 defeat of the Oilers on Sunday.
Analysis: Sunday's game was Nick Bonino's first after missing 21 straight games with a lower-body injury. With this performance in his first game back with the Ducks, it seems as though he is at least close to returning to the playing form that he had displayed prior to this injury.
News:Nick Bonino (lower body) will return to action Sunday against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino, who missed 21 games due to a lower-body injury, checks back into the Ducks' lineup with five goals and 10 points in 23 games to date.
News:Nick Bonino (lower body) practiced Friday.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has not played since Mar. 8 and the team would like to get him some ice time in preparation for the playoffs. He remains day-to-day at this point but is likely to return within the next few games.
News: Though Nick Bonino (lower body) practiced with the team Tuesday, his return remains uncertain.
Analysis: Coach Boudreau stated that he would like Nick Bonino to play two or three games prior to the playoffs, which would put him on pace to return early next week.
Ducks' Bonino (Lower Body) Increasing Practice Time
News:Nick Bonino (lower body) has been increasing his practice time with each workout and the goal is for him to play in the final three or four games of the season, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has been on the shelf for more than a month with the ailment, but coach Bruce Boudreau seems optimistic the 24-year-old will return before the end of the regular season.
News: Coach Bruce Boudreau said that it's a realistic goal for Nick Bonino (lower body) to see some game action before the playoffs, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has resumed skating, which denotes progress, but there is still no firm timetable for his return to game action.
News:Nick Bonino (lower body) is feeling better, but won't put a timetable on when he will resume skating, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has not played since March 8 and with only 11 games remaining in the season, has a short window to return before the playoffs begin. It looks as if Bonino will remain sidelined for at least another week.
News: As of Wednesday, Nick Bonino (lower body) is still not skating, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: The report notes that coach Bruce Boudreau said previously that Nick Bonino -- who last played on March 8 -- would be out through this week at least, so the center's return is clearly not imminent.
News:Nick Bonino (illness) was not at the team workout Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has missed the last couple with the games with the flu, so it would appear he's still feeling under the weather.
News:Nick Bonino (illness) was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to March 8.
Analysis: The move was made simply to clear up a roster spot for call-ups Jeff Deslauriers and Zach Sikich. Nick Bonino could return to the lineup over the weekend.
News:Nick Bonino is still dealing with the flu, the Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: With Nick Bonino still not feeling any better, he'll sit out Tuesday's game against the Wild, which paves the way for Pat Maroon to skate on the Ducks' fourth line.
News:Nick Bonino has the flu and won't play in Sunday's game against the Blues.
Analysis:Nick Bonino -- who has recorded 10 points in 23 games to date -- wasn't originally announced as a scratch, but he's evidently feeling under the weather, so consider him day-to-day as Tuesday's game against the Wild approaches.
News:Nick Bonino scored in the shootout again Tuesday, helping lead the Ducks to a win over the Blackhawks, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino also scored in the shootout against the Blues on Saturday, providing the margin for victory. He also added an assist during regulation time, on the power play no less.
News:Nick Bonino potted the game-winning goal in the sixth round of Saturday's shootout win over the Blues. He also had an assist in regulation time.
Analysis: In most formats, the shootout goal won't register in your league, but perhaps that's a development for the future. The shootout appears to be here to stay, and many games hinge on a team's ability to convert this particular skill. If it's good enough for the NHL, why not for the fantasy world?
News:Nick Bonino posted a hat trick and added an assist as Anaheim overwhelmed the Kings on Saturday night.
Analysis: This is the first three-bagger of his NHL career, and propelled him into the thick of the early team scoring race. But lest you get overeager, keep in mind that before this outburst, he had one point all season, and just six goals in his entire career. If someone in your league is convinced that this is the start of something big, let him believe that.
News:Nick Bonino remains on track to open the season centering a line with Bobby Ryan and Teemu Selanne, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: With the talent around him on the wing, Nick Bonino could be in position to take a huge leap forward in production this season. While Bonino gets a promotion to start the year, Saku Koivu will serve as the pivot of the team's third line, at least initially.
News:Nick Bonino signed with HC Neumarkt of Italy's Serie-B league on Tuesday, Jatkoaika.com's Matias Strozyk reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino is expected to start playing for HC Neumarkt on Sunday. Given the apparent progress in negotiations between the NHL and the Players' Association, Bonino could be looking at a short stint in Italy.
News:Nick Bonino agreed to a two-year deal with the Ducks on Thursday, Darren Dreger of TSN.ca reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino finished last season with 18 points (5G, 13A) through 50 games, which was certainly an improvement on his prior season where he put up no points in 26 contests. He'll return to the Ducks on a two-year deal, reportedly worth $1.4 million.
News:Nick Bonino blasted a nice wrist shot past Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak. The versatile center has four points in his last two games.
Analysis:Nick Bonino's game count of 43 this season beats his previous career high (set last year) by 17 games. Ten of his 11 career points have also come in those 43 games.
News:Nick Bonino will return to the lineup for Wednesday night's game against Detroit, the Ducks' Official Twitter reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino did not tally a point in the seven games before he was hurt, but his return should help a Ducks squad that is dealing with a few injuries at the moment.
News:Nick Bonino (lower body) has been ruled out of Monday's game against Colorado, the Ducks' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He's missing his second straight game with the injury. Nick Bonino remains day-to-day at the present time.
News:Nick Bonino left Thursday's game against St. Louis with a lower body injury and will not return, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis: The extent of the injury is unknown, but it is likely more information will be available after the game. Nick Bonino recorded just a little over four minutes on the ice before leaving with the injury.
News:Nick Bonino scored the Ducks' opening goal in a 3-2 overtime victory over the Hurricanes on Wednesday.
Analysis:Nick Bonino registered point number nine of the season and 11 of his career, putting in a solid performance on the third line.
News:Nick Bonino posted his first goal of the season in Monday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has played four games this season but has been producing at better than a point-per-game at the AHL level with 22 points in 19 games for Syracuse. Keep an eye on him, as the Ducks can use some help offensively.
News: The Ducks have recalled Nick Bonino, the team's official Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino has only had two opportunities to play with the Ducks this season (no points, minus-3 ratio), but he has recorded 22 points (6G, 16A) in 19 games with the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL this year. He might be a guy to keep an eye on if he gets playing time.
News: The Ducks have reassigned Nick Bonino to AHL Syracuse, the team's official Twitter page reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino was just recalled Tuesday but is going back down Friday. He didn't record a point in either of the two games he appeared in for the Ducks this season, and he only has two points in 37 career NHL games. He can continue to work on his game in the AHL, where he has had success (20 points in 17 games this season).
News: The Ducks recalled Nick Bonino from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday, according to the team's official website.
Analysis:Nick Bonino picked up 20 points (5G, 15A) in 17 games with Syracuse this season. He will not be available for Tuesday's game, but he'll provide depth up front moving forward.
News:Nick Bonino (knee) was reassigned to the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL, the Ducks' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis:Nick Bonino hasn't been a major contributor for the Ducks, contributing only two points over nearly 40 games with the team. He could be back with the big club later this season, however.
News:Nick Bonino sat out practice today with a hyper-extended knee suffered in Tuesday night's overtime loss to Washington according to the Ducks' official Twitter feed.
Analysis:Nick Bonino was called up from AHL Syracuse for the tilt with Washington Tuesday night. In 11 minutes he registered no points and minus-2. He's considered day-to-day for now. The forward has proven he can contribute on an AHL level, but has only registered two points in 37 games with the Ducks over the past two seasons.
News: The Ducks have recalled Nick Bonino from AHL Syracuse, the team's official Twitter page reports.
Analysis: In 26 games with the Ducks last season, the 23-year-old didn't record a point. He did have two points in nine games in 2009-10 and it remains to be seen what Nick Bonino can do with ample playing time.
News:Nick Bonino was sent to Syracuse (AHL) on Monday, the Ducks' official Twitter feed reports.
Analysis: He's shown the ability to contribute points in the AHL, so it may just be a matter of time (and opportunity) for him to have a larger role in Anaheim.
News: The Ducks signed Bonino to a one-year deal on Friday, the Ducks official site reports. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Analysis: Last season, in 50 games with Syracuse, the AHL affiliate of the Ducks, Bonino tallied 45 points (12 goals, 33 assists) and ranked fifth amongst rookie centers in assists. In 35 career games with the Ducks, Bonino has one goal, one assist and 10 penalty minutes.
News: The Ducks assigned Bonino to AHL Syracuse on Monday, the LA Times reports.
Analysis: Bonino has appeared in 26 games with the Ducks this season but has not scored a point. Bonino picked up nine points (2G, 7A) in eight minor league games this season, so he could be recalled again in the upcoming weeks if he is able to mimic that early success.
News: Bonino (foot) is questionable to play against Los Angeles on Sunday, Orange County Register writer Eric Stephens reports.
Analysis: Bonino has zero points and just four PIMs in 24 appearances this year, so his presence or absence is unlikely to affect fantasy leagues.
News: Bonino is dealing with a minor foot injury, according to the Ducks' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Consider Bonino questionable for Tuesday's game against the Sabres and day-to-day going forward.
News: Bonino has been recalled by the Ducks, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: He's been held scoreless in 11 games with the Ducks, but the team still decided it was worth their time to send him to the AHL on Monday only to bring him back Wednesday.
News: Bonino will make his season debut with the Ducks on Wednesday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Bonino will fill in for the injured Kyle Chipchura (concussion) who was recalled from Syracuse on Sunday. Bonino appeared in eight games for Syracuse this season and collected two goals and seven assists. He led all AHL rookies in assists and tied second in scoring.
News: The Ducks called up Bonino on Monday, the team's official site reports.
Analysis: He's been productive at Syracuse this season, chipping in nine points through the first eight games for the Crunch. No corresponding move has been announced by the Ducks at this time, and it's uncertain as to which line Bonino will be assigned to.
News: Bonino was sent down to Syracuse of the AHL on Thursday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Bonino played for the Ducks last season when Ryan Getzlaf went down with injury and may need a similar circumstance this season to play in Anaheim.
News: Ducks C Nick Bonino, playing on the top line in his second NHL game, scored his first career goal as Anaheim defeated the Stars. Bonino was filling in for the injured Ryan Getzlaf. "It's been incredible to play with Teemu and all of our veterans," said Bonino, who hit a crossbar in the first period. "This wasn't what I thought would happen. I knew there was a chance I'd be up with (the Ducks), but it's been great to come here with these guys, to see how this season ends and then come to training camp ready to go."
Analysis: Bonino, a sixth-round pick in 2007 by San Jose, was only just signed to an entry-level deal on March 21 after finishing his junior season at Boston University, where he put up 38 points in 33 games. Talk about an amazing rise from the college ranks to playing alongside Teemu Selanne! The 22-year-old Bonino might have a future in the NHL, but for now is just a low-end long-term keeper option.