Ducks' Lindholm, Vatanen require offseason shoulder surgeries

Anaheim Ducks defensemen Sami Vatanen and Hampus Lindholm need offseason shoulder surgeries, GM Bob Murray said on Thursday.

Lindholm is expected to miss 4-5 months while Vatanen's rehab will take longer.

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Also on Thursday: Nate Thompson was said to have played during the Ducks' postseason run with a hairline fracture in his ankle. Kevin Bieksa suited up for the final three games of the season with a torn MCL.

And finally, Patrick Eaves and Rickard Rakell's high-ankle sprains kept them from being more effective in the playoffs.