Robidas gunning for Mar. 18 debut for Ducks

Anaheim’s big deadline day acquisition is set to debut next week.

Stephane Robidas, out since late November with a severe leg break, is slated to make his Ducks debut on Mar. 18 against Washington, the LA Times Reports (’s Curtis Zupke has a similar update.)

Robidas, 37, has been out of action since breaking broke both his tibia and fibula, which required a rod being inserted into the tibia and screws inserted into his ankle and knee. Robidas was given a 4-6 month recovery timetable but, within days of undergoing surgery, was doing upper leg exercises and trying to develop movement in his ankle.

Robidas is in the final of a four-year, $13.2 million deal with a $3.3 million cap hit.

If he does return to action on the 18th, it promises to be a big night at the Honda Center. The game will also be the first time ex-Duck Dustin Penner returns to Anaheim since being flipped to Washington at the deadline. Penner spent three years in Anaheim, helping win the first and only Stanley Cup in franchise history during the 2006-07 campaign.

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