October 3, 1996 |
Paul Kariya will wear the captain's "C" as soon as he joins the lineup, but defenseman Bobby Dollas will be acting captain until Kariya returns from the abdominal muscle injury that caused him to miss the exhibition season. "It's a nice honor," Kariya, 21, said. "Obviously I'm very pleased with it. I don't think it will change the way I look at things. Everybody's got to be a leader."
March 27, 1998 |
The Ducks said Thursday they are awaiting the results of Paul Kariya's examination by Dr. James Kelly, a Chicago neurologist regarded as a leader in the research and treatment of concussions. Kariya has been sidelined by post-concussion syndrome since he was cross-checked in the jaw Feb. 1 by Chicago defenseman Gary Suter. Kariya's return by the end of the regular season is still considered a longshot. "Paul has shown marked improvement in the last two weeks," team spokesman Rob Scichili said.
October 30, 1996 |
The Mighty Ducks heard what probably were the most comforting words in the language Tuesday. "I'm playing," said Paul Kariya, who will make his season debut tonight against Vancouver with a team that has gone 1-8-2 without him. Kariya, who scored 50 goals last season, hasn't played in more than five months because of an abdominal injury. Kariya will play on a line with Jari Kurri and Teemu Selanne, and the team is pinning its hopes on an offensive and emotional boost from his return.
February 14, 1995 |
Paul Kariya, the Mighty Ducks' leading scorer, was found to have a sprained back Monday and will likely return to practice Wednesday. He is expected to play when the Ducks face Vancouver Friday at The Pond. Team physicians Ronald Glousman and Craig Milhouse took precautionary X-rays, which were negative, and said rest was the best cure. Kariya was forced to the sidelines early in Saturday's practice, complaining of a sore back.
February 9, 1998 |
Mighty Duck left wing Paul Kariya, who did not accompany the Canadian Olympic team to Japan because of a concussion he suffered last week, was examined again Sunday by team doctor Craig Milhouse but he has not yet been cleared to travel. Duck spokesman Rob Scichili said Kariya continues to improve and is being allowed to increase the extent of his physical activity. Scichili said reports claiming Kariya will leave Tuesday for Japan are not correct.
February 29, 2000 |
Paul Kariya did not travel with the Ducks for tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks, the first on a three-game trip. Kariya, sidelined for three games because of a bruised right foot, will spend the next few days at a sports rehabilitation clinic in Newport Beach. Today, he hopes to ride a stationary bicycle. If that goes well, he expects to resume skating Wednesday and ideally could be back in the lineup Sunday against the Nashville Predators.
October 14, 1997 |
Team president Tony Tavares on Monday clarified the Ducks' removal of Paul Kariya-related merchandise from the Pond team store. Tavares said the merchandise was pulled from the team store during the exhibition season to make room for new items. He said the merchandise was back on the shelves in time for Friday's home-opening game against the Ottawa Senators. A quick check of the team store Monday showed several action photos of Kariya and one style of a T-shirt with his likeness on it for sale.
April 12, 1997 |
If Paul Kariya and Teemu Selanne were picking the NHL's most valuable player, they'd vote for Buffalo goaltender Dominik Hasek. But Duck Coach Ron Wilson would pick Kariya--who finished the season with 99 points despite missing 13 games because of injuries. The Ducks won only once in the 13 games he didn't play in but were 35-23-11 when he played.
September 19, 1994 |
The Mighty Ducks are noticing something new about the flair of Paul Kariya. It appears to be contagious. The Ducks were making crisp passes Sunday, their scoring chances practically came in flurries, and a power play that was the worst in the NHL last season is suddenly working. "Just by watching in practice every day, you can see guys trying new things that Paul does," said center Bob Corkum, who had a goal and an assist in the Ducks' 4-1 exhibition victory over Vancouver Sunday.
October 29, 1997 |
Unsigned free agent Paul Kariya has no immediate plans to join Team Canada to stay in shape and prepare for the Nagano Olympics in February, his agent said Tuesday. "Paul has made it clear he wants to play in the Olympics and he'll do what he has to do to get ready, but he's not with [Team Canada] now," said Don Baizley, Kariya's Winnipeg-based agent. "The team is in Europe for two to three weeks, so he's not going to join them in that time frame."