The Anaheim Ducks took another injury loss this week. It was announced today that defenceman Cam Fowler is out indefinitely with multiple fractures in his face. The injury happened Monday night in a 2-1 shootout win against the Nashville Predators. Where he took a puck to the face.
Unfortunately, being unable to avoid it. He has “complex right facial fracture involving the orbital bone, cheekbone and upper jaw bone” according to the team’s Twitter account. He will have surgery this week and his return date is unknown.
Cam Fowler was struck in the face with a puck on Monday night. A CT scan revealed a complex right facial fracture involving the orbital bone, cheekbone and upper jaw bone. He will have surgery Friday, after which his expected absence will be known and announced.
— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 15, 2018
Cam Fowler Big Loss To Anaheim Ducks
The Cam Fowler injury is tough, however, it is just another in what has been a long season of them for the Ducks. They currently have 7 players on injured or long-term injured reserve. They have seen many key players miss games this season including Ryan Getzlaf, Ondrej Kase, and Ryan Kesler among others.
Anaheim will miss Fowler on the blueline. He rounds out one of the leagues most underrated top four of Cam Fowler, Hampus Lindholm, Josh Manson and Brandon Montour. Cam Fowler has 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points in 19 games played this season. He also has spent his entire 580 game career with the Ducks and has 56 goals, 203 assists for 259 career points. He also has 155 penalty minutes.
Lastly, as a result of the injuries, the Anaheim Ducks currently sit 5th in the Pacific with 19 points. However, they have played more games than anyone in the division. It has been a rough start to the year. Anaheim’s shot metrics are at the bottom of the league. However, goaltender John Gibson has stolen the show and kept the team in the playoff hunt.
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ANAHEIM, CA – JANUARY 17: Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks looks to pass as he is chased by Patric Hornqvist #72 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at Honda Center on January 17, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)