Trevor Zegras hasn’t had the season he, or any Ducks fans, would’ve hoped for.
On Tuesday, he played his eighth game back after missing 20 with a lower-body injury against the Nashville Predators.
But Zegras suffered another lower-body injury in the first period of the 5-3 win over the Predators, after he got tangled up with Predators forward Juuso Parssinen. Zebras fell awkwardly feet-first into the boards, and on Tuesday night, coach Greg Cronin confirmed Zegras ”will be out for a while.”
But that’s not the only news about Zegras making the rounds on social media on Wednesday.
Earlier this week, the Ducks traded defenseman Jamie Drysdale to the Philadelphia Flyers for Cutter Gauthier. Zegras and Drysdale became best friends in Anaheim, and now, it seems like Zegras could be on his way out of the organization as well.
Zegras’ season so far has been a huge disappointment, and he’s had a tough time living up to the hype around him.
On Tuesday’s edition of Daily Faceoff Live, Frank Seravalli said he has his eyes on Zegras as a player the Ducks could look to move.
”I’ve got my eyes on Trevor Zegras. In speaking with teams around the league, they suggest that Zegras’ name has been out there, and in play,” Seravalli said.
”And while that may be a bit of a surprise for a guy who was a cover athlete on NHL 23 and has scored some incredible highlight reel goals, I think the truth is I don’t know many people believe Trevor Zegras meshes with the ultimate view of how (Ducks GM) Pat Verbeek wants to see the Anaheim Ducks play and their style. That loss could be someone else’s gain.
”Certainly not saying that anything is immenent, but the fact that Zegras’ name has been out there, the fact they opened training camp this season and they didn’t have Trevor Zegras there because this conract dispute was ongoing, which at times I think probably got pretty nasty, he’s got two years left on this bridge deal at $5.75 per. He’s hit 60-plus points in back-to-back years.”
Seravalli also claimed that there’s uncertainty about whether he’s a center or wing but that other teams, without a doubt, would be interested in tying him up if the Ducks were to make a move.
”Again, not predicting or projecting that there’s a move before the deadline, but the fact his name is in play — and now that you add another piece in Gauthier — it certainly kind of feels like after Drysdale, another guy who went through a contract dispute this past summer and took a long time to sign, he’s gone, maybe Zegras is next,” Seravalli said.