Ducks sign Sil­fver­berg to ex­ten­sion

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Sports -

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.

■ Adrian Kempe had a goal and an as­sist, and the Kings stopped a 10-game los­ing streak with a 6-3 win over the Black­hawks in Los An­ge­les. Dustin Brown scored twice for the Kings, who avoided ty­ing the long­est los­ing streak in team his­tory . ... Leon Drai­saitl had a goal and two as­sists, Mikko Kosk­i­nen made 30 saves and the Oil­ers beat the Blue Jack­ets 4-0 in Colum­bus, Ohio. Kosk­i­nen im­proved to 18-15-4 with his fourth ca­reer shutout — all this sea­son. Con­nor McDavid had three as­sists . ... The league sus­pended Devils F Kur­tis Gabriel one game for an il­le­gal hit on Fly­ers F Nolan Pa­trick on Fri­day.

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