Ducks center Ryan Kesler is in the midst of a tough season. Despite logging a respectable 17:30 per game, he has just four goals and two assists and with Anaheim looking to shake things up, the veteran would be someone they’d likely be trying to move. However, the 34-year-old has a no-move clause and indicated to Craig Custance of The Athletic (subscription required) that he has no intention of going anywhere:
Kesler has three years on his contract left after this season with an AAV of $6.675MM. While that would have made him particularly difficult to move, teams have been more willing to swap bad contracts in recent years in the hopes that the newcomer will fare better. It doesn’t appear that the Ducks will be able to try that with Kesler.