February 25, 2009 |
Todd Marchant hadn't scored in such a long time that even Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle wondered what got into his defensive forward on Tuesday night. "I guess he must have fueled up on chicken wings last night," Carlyle said with a wink regarding Marchant, the Buffalo-area native who marked his homecoming with a key goal in a 3-2 win over the Sabres. Not so fast, said a grinning Marchant, who was eyeing the pizza and wings spread across the table in the Ducks locker room after the game.
February 12, 2009 |
When the screaming puck hit Ryan Getzlaf in the leg, he crumpled like he'd been shot. When Andrew Ebbett took a shoulder from Dion Phaneuf to the chin, the first thing that hit the ice was the nameplate on the back of his uniform. The Ducks played their only game in an eight-day span Wednesday, and if some of them need the rest, all of them were happy to walk away -- limping or not -- with a 3-2 overtime win over Calgary. It may be routine to beat the Flames at the Honda Center, having now done so nine consecutive times, but there was nothing matter of fact about this victory.
January 14, 2009 |
VS. DETROIT Time: 7. On the air: TV: FS West; Radio: 830. Where: Honda Center. Records: Ducks 22-17-5, Red Wings 29-7-6. Record vs. Red Wings: 1-1. Update: Ducks center Todd Marchant will be out two weeks because of a fractured finger on his left hand. Doctors had inserted a pin in that finger, but it was determined that the pin wouldn't be enough to hold the bone in place if he were to keep playing.
March 17, 2008 |
Todd Marchant wasn't in a good place last April when he learned that there was no way to avoid surgery in what had already been an injury-plagued season. What pained him the most was that the decision to go under the knife would come right as the Ducks were about to begin the Stanley Cup playoffs. "[I'm] sitting in the doctor's office on April 5 and him telling me that basically your season is over is not an easy thing to swallow," Marchant said.
March 13, 2008 |
Todd Marchant, the Ducks' do-anything, play-anywhere utility forward, has scored the game's first goal for the Ducks in the last three they've played. Which raises the question: What's gotten into Todd Marchant? Blessed with everything but height and soft hands, the diminutive Marchant again got the Ducks started with another head-scratching goal, and his teammates took it from there Wednesday night in a convincing 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks at the Honda Center.
May 28, 2007 |
Getting unexpected contributions from veteran players is not unusual for a team playing in the Stanley Cup finals. Forward Todd Marchant is that type of player for the Ducks this year. Drafted by the New York Rangers in the seventh round in 1993, Marchant is taking part in his first Cup final and played a key role in helping the Ducks reach this point. After missing the first 10 games of the playoffs because of hernia surgery, Marchant was inserted into the lineup and has been a steadying force.
April 4, 2007 |
Todd Marchant's injury-plagued season took another wrong turn Tuesday when the veteran forward learned that he would be sidelined indefinitely because of a groin tear. Marchant, who has sat out 23 games this season, has struggled with injuries since aggravating a stomach muscle that forced him to sit out six games from Dec. 26 to Jan. 7. But last week he returned to the lineup. "I can't say there was one incident where I did it," said Marchant, who has eight goals and 23 points.
March 28, 2007 |
Other than when he came up as a rookie during the 1994-95 lockout season, Todd Marchant had never played fewer than 71 games in a full season. With that kind of track record, it has been tough for the Ducks' center to deal with the strained stomach muscle that has limited him to 53 games. "It's been frustrating," he said. "Very frustrating." There are signs that Marchant will return to action, perhaps as soon as tonight against the Chicago Blackhawks.
February 20, 2007 |
Results of an MRI exam that Ducks center Todd Marchant took Monday to determine the severity of his injured stomach muscle will not be available until today, team officials said. The injury, however, could keep the veteran out of the lineup. Marchant, who sat out Sunday's 4-3 loss to the Kings, said the injury is related to the one he suffered in a Dec. 23 game against Phoenix that caused him to miss six games. Marchant aggravated the muscle Saturday against the Kings.
January 29, 2007 |
Todd Marchant knew all about the streak -- one that he hopes not to repeat. He hadn't scored a point in nearly two months until he set up Dustin Penner's goal in the first period of the Ducks' 4-1 victory Sunday over the Dallas Stars. The veteran center had an assist Dec. 9 in a win over Tampa Bay before going scoreless for the next 12 games. He also missed six other games because of a strained stomach muscle. "We had some success on that one road trip to the East Coast," Marchant said.