4, said he'll make his debut with the team Tuesday night against the
Robidas, 37, has been sidelined since Nov. 29, when he broke his right leg in a game against
"A little nervous, but I'm excited at the same time, so it's good," said Robidas, who had four goals and an assist with 12 penalty minutes in 24 games with the Stars.
He was acquired for a fourth-round draft pick the Ducks acquired earlier in the day March 4 by dealing forward
Robidas said he's skated without pain for one week.
"We were waiting for that, and it was a week yesterday so it's good timing," Robidas said.
He joins after the Ducks’ back-to-back gritty efforts, winning a penalty-marred game in Colorado on Friday and a 2-1 battle against the
"The team played good, it's been nice to watch, and hopefully we keep going in that direction," Robidas said. "It's a new team for me, a lot of things going on for me tonight. Main thing is to keep it simple."
Robidas is expected to be paired with fellow veteran
“It might take him a couple games to get his game-shape back, but he’s a veteran guy who’s
been in the league a long time and knows what it takes to win,” Ducks defenseman
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Fowler leads Ducks defenseman with 36 points (30 assists).
SO LONG TO SENTIMENT: After four-plus seasons coaching the Washington Capitals, winning a coach of the year award, a Presidents’ Trophy for best
"Quite frankly, the only thing that's left is winning," Boudreau said. "I know they need the points, but we're in quite a good race ourselves, and we need the points."
Washington (32-27-10) is two points out of
"It has nothing to do with Bruce and Washington. It's only about the two points," Boudreau said.
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