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Anaheim Ducks Cam Fowler Out 2-6 Weeks
Fowler suffered the injury on Tuesday night against the Calgary Flames. He needed to be helped off the ice after a knee-on-knee collision with Flames captain Mark Giordano at 6:09 in the third period.
Murray: “When I saw the hit, your heart goes in your mouth. We may have gotten a little bit of a break.”
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Although the injury is not as severe as many first thought, the Ducks will miss their top defenseman. Cam Fowler leads all Anaheim defensemen in ice time and plays a significant role on the club’s special teams units.
Murray said that Fowler didn’t tear any ligaments in the injury, but has “something like” a sprain. The 25-year old has dealt with knee problems before. He stopped wearing braces on both his knees with the GM’s permission.
However, Giordano was not penalized on the play and the league has decided not to apply any additional discipline. Murray was perplexed by the decision.
Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray on Mark Giordano's hit on Cam Fowler, who will miss at least the start of the playoffs: pic.twitter.com/qpA8XRF9bY
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After the game Giordano said, ” I think our legs collided. I hope he’s OK. You don’t like to see guys get hurt. There was no intent to hurt him there.”
Cam Fowler had 11 goals and 28 assists (39 points), one point away from his career high of 40, which he reached in his rookie season.