The Anaheim Ducks will be without left-winger Bobby Ryan for the next two games of their first-round playoff series with the Nashville Predators. Ryan was suspended by the NHL for Games 3 and 4 in Nashville for stepping on the foot of Jonathon Blum of the Predators on Friday night during Game 2. The first round series is tied at one game apiece.
"I don’t agree with it," Ryan told Ducks' radio analyst Dan Wood after practice Saturday. "There’s not much to say. I obviously came down right on top of his foot. I saw it 10, 15 times today and watched it before the meeting. I don’t see a two-game suspension, but it is what it is. It’s his call. I’ll be a good teammate and move forward."
Ryan was second on the Ducks during the regular season with 34 goals scored, and fourth on the team with 71 points.
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