News: 14 hours agoGibson exited Friday's preseason game versus the Kings with an upper-body injury.
Spin: Gibson's absence may just be precautionary, but that won't be known until the Ducks provide an update. The 30-year-old netminder is expected to once again receive the lion's share of the starts for Anaheim in 2023-24. If he misses time to begin the season, Alex Stalock and Lukas Dostal would likely split the goaltending duties.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: The Ducks were one of the worst teams in NHL history in 2022-23 according to advanced defensive metrics, which makes Gibson's 14-31-8 record, 3.99 GAA and .899 save percentage completely understandable. Gibson has been an ideal change-of-scenery candidate for several years now, but Anaheim has yet to pull the trigger on a deal, which makes little sense considering Gibson is already 30 years of age and the Ducks aren't close to contending. Signed for four more seasons at a cap hit of $6.4 million, Gibson will again return as Anaheim's No. 1 goaltender with youngster Lukas Dostal backing up in 2023-24. Nonetheless, Gibson should be considered a non-factor in most fantasy circles unless he ends up getting traded.