Max Verbeek Car Accident – The Anaheim Ducks have confirmed that forward Justin Kirkland was a passenger in a vehicle that was involved in an accident last evening before to the team’s game against the Boston Bruins. Because of the severity of the accident, Kirkland was taken to a local hospital, where he remained for the remainder of the day and into the next day.
Yesterday afternoon, Ducks center Justin Kirkland was traveling to Anaheim’s home game against the Bruins when he was involved in a vehicle accident on the way there. He was taken by ambulance to the UCI Health facility, where he remained for the night. Although he is still being evaluated, he has full movement and is talking with his family as well as his teammates. It is anticipated that he will be freed within the next 24 to 48 hours.
The general manager of the Ducks, Pat Verbeek: We are grateful that first responders and the medical team at UCI Health were able to provide Justin with prompt attention and treatment. We have high hopes that Justin will be freed soon since he is doing well mentally and emotionally. Kirkland, who is now 26 years old and signed with Anaheim as an unrestricted free agency last summer, has already played in seven games for the Ducks so far this season. In addition, he has skated in 19 games for the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League, where he has recorded 6-17=13 points.
After signing with the Ducks during the offseason of the previous year, Kirkland has only participated in seven games for the Ducks so far this season, as was mentioned above. His entire professional career has been spent in the minor leagues, and the last seven of those seasons have been spent in the American Hockey League (AHL) with the San Diego Gulls, Stockton Heat, and Milwaukee Admirals.
Auto (225p) 225p 360p Subtitles Off Subtitles EN Auto (360p) 360p Auto (225p) Although he is completely conscious and his prognosis is good, he has not yet been discharged from the hospital where he is being treated. Additional information taken from the official press release announcement made by the Ducks: