As the start of the NHL season approaches, teams are finalizing their rosters. Trevor Zegrass’ roster has never been in doubt, but his start to the season has been. The Anaheim Ducks’ official Twitter account confirmed that their top line center is listed as a daily upper body injury.
Trevor Zegrass has a daily upper body injury and will be on the ice today. pic.twitter.com/cZ3pP7CUFY
– Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) October 2, 2022
Zegras was second in the team in goals and points scored last season, posting above-average advanced metrics. In five-on-five games, Zegras’ Corsi scored 51.2 percent and expected goals scored 51.5 percent, both encouraging totals for the 21-year-old forward.
Ryan Strom signed a five-year deal with the Ducks this past offseason. If Zegrass is not eliminated in the season opener against the Seattle Krakens on Wednesday 12 October, he will be promoted to the first team.
Anaheim has an exciting young core, even though they’re not yet legitimate playoff contenders. FanDuel Sportsbook places the Ducks on the Stanley Cup futures board at +7,500 long balls, the third-best odds among teams in the Pacific Division.