Ryan Kesler might not play in 2019-20, but his career may not be over.
"While it's unlikely he will play in 2019-20, we will support any decision he makes about his future playing career," Ducks general manager Bob Murray said.
In April, Kesler's career appeared in jeopardy when he was mulling hip-replacement surgery.
The 34-year-old missed Anaheim's final 14 games of this season and was limited to 60 contests in 2018-19.
He's battled through hip issues for years, missing 60 games over the last two campaigns.