Ryan Kesler’s recovery from the hip surgery he underwent in June, initially projected to take three months, no longer has a timetable, Ducks general manager Bob Murray said Friday.
“I’m hopeful to have him back before Christmas, but that’s all I’m going to say for right now,” Murray said of the gritty center whose get-under-your-skin meanness has made him Public Enemy No. 1 in most NHL rinks.
Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm, who both underwent shoulder surgery on May 30, also won’t be ready for the start of the season. Murray said Nov. 1 is the general target for their return but he will be cautious with the two young defensemen.
“They’re looking fine, they’re shooting...