While it was initially thought that defenseman Toni Lydman would not join the Ducks on the their season opening road trip, he made the trek to Detroit with them anyway. Lydman suffered from a severe bout of double vision on September 8 and has been undergoing medical testing ever since. Although physicians still have not determined the cause, they have ruled out many possibilities.
Lydman skated with the Ducks briefly in their morning skate last Friday, but was not seen since. When asked if he would join the road trip, coach Randy Carlyle said only if Lydman was able to make it through a full practice with the team.
That circumstance did not happen, but Lydman has joined them nonetheless. He skated briefly with the Ducks on Thursday morning, although he did not participate in any contact drills. Afterwards he told media that he was feeling "significantly better," although he was still not 100%.
Lydman is currently listed as an injured non-roster player. Once he is cleared, the Ducks will have to move a player to accomodate him, as they are currently at their limit of 23 players.