Ducks sign Silfverberg to extension
The Ducks signed left wing Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year, $26.5 million contract extension.
The team announced the deal Saturday. Silfverberg leads the Ducks with 16 goals and has 24 points in 56 games. The 28-year-old has 99 goals and 115 assists over six seasons with the team.
The Ducks are in danger of missing the playoffs for the first time since 2012. They entered Saturday’s games next-to-last in the Western Conference with 57 points and have lost four straight ahead of Sunday’s game against the Avalanche.
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