Ducks center Nate Thompson returned from a two-game conditioning stint in the minors and said he's "really close" to making his season debut as Anaheim prepares to host the Vancouver Canucks on Monday night.
Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau, though, said Thompson's return might take place later in the week. Thompson had shoulder surgery in June for two labral tears.
The game is set for 7 p.m. at Honda Center. It will be broadcast on Fox Sports West and can be heard on 830 AM radio.
Goalie Frederik Andersen practiced Saturday and said he needs a few days to get his energy back after a bout with flu he said was so bad "I wanted to jump out the...