Monday, October 23, 2017
Eaves Hit Hard With Illness
Some scary news from the Anaheim Ducks camp, as reports have surfaced that forward Patrick Eaves needed to spend time in an intensive care unit in a Newport Beach hospital, as he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disorder that causes the body’s immune system to attack the peripheral nervous system.
Needless to say, Eaves will be out of commission for a while, but an actual timetable is probably the last thing on the team and the player's mind, while they try and sort out the disorder from doing any more harm to him.
Eaves has appeared in two games already this season, registering a goal, after his season got off to a slow start, thanks to a lower-body injury. It was thought that the injury may have reoccurred and that was why he was on the shelf, but this update would suggest otherwise.
Bad news for Dale C., who took Eaves with his 10th round pick, as he was likely thinking that a 10th round pick was a pretty good bargain for the veteran forward, who found some life in his career last year, between Dallas and Anaheim. Dale's team is hovering right in the middle of the standings, opening up the week in 14th, 13 points out of the money and now down a key forward.