Anaheim Ducks right winger Patrick Eaves was limited to just two games last season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, but general manager Bob Murray said over the weekend he believes Eaves will be able to play the full 2018-19 campaign.

While Murray expressed optimism for Eaves, he shed some doubt on the status of Ryan Kesler, who played in just 44 games last season due to a hip injury.

“I’m more confident that Patrick Eaves is going to play for the full season than I am of Ryan Kesler at the moment, although ‘Kes’ says he’s going to be fine,” Murray said during a season-ticket holder event, per the Orange County Register.

Eaves, 34, was diagnosed with the rare disorder, in which a patient's immune system attacks the nervous system, in October and did not dress again in the regular season or playoffs.

He joined the Ducks from Dallas as a late-season trade rental in February 2017 and re-signed with the Ducks last summer on a three-year, $9.45 million deal.

Kesler, 33, had eight goals and 14 points in 44 games last season. He added two assists in four playoff games as the Ducks were swept by the San Jose Sharks.

The Register notes that there's been "speculation around the NHL" that Kesler will be forced to sit out this season in order for his hip, which he had surgery on last off-season, to recover fully.

Kesler recorded three straight 20-goal seasons with the Ducks before falling well short of the mark last season. He's signed through 2021-22 at a $6.875 million cap hit, the third-highest salary on the Ducks roster.