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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Update: Ducks announce that Cam Fowler will miss remainder of regular season with sprained MCL


By on 3/19/2014 07:30:00 PM

Updating a previous report, the Anaheim Ducks have announced that Tuesday's MRI has revealed that defenseman Cam Fowler has suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee and will miss the rest of the regular season.

The Anaheim Ducks blue line has been without it's top blue liner since the second period of Friday night's win at Colorado, and may be without him for a while longer, pending the results of an MRI on his leg scheduled for Tuesday...

...or not.  The Ducks are being ultra-secretive regarding Fowler's injury - either that or no one really cares because not even the closest of beat writers have a clue what's happening with the 22-year-old.

Cam Fowler left Friday night's game with a designation of day-to-day with a lower body injury, missing Saturday's win over the Los Angeles Kings and Tuesday's loss to the Capitals, and was spotted wearing a knee brace - but no mention of whether he was seen with Elvis or Jimmy Hoffa.

In all seriousness, the floundering Ducks have plenty to worry about these days, their 3-3-2 record since returning from the Olympic break includes the sudden and disturbing loss of their previously invincible home ice advantage - as their 4-7-2 home record since losing their first home game to the Winnipeg Jets on January 21st indicates.

Why the change in fortune?  Perhaps the constant shuffling of defensemen by coach Bruce Boudreau since Luca Sbisa came off of the IR, particularly where the blue collar Mark Fistric and rookie sensation Sami Vatenen are concerned.

Fortunately just four of their final 12 games are against teams headed for the playoffs and should be able to hold on to one of the top three seeds in the Western Conference playoff race, but may not be able to hold off the surging San Jose Sharks for the Pacific Division title.

What does this have to do with Cam Fowler?  Nothing really, they just miss him being on the ice - but they went into their funk long before Fowler's unspecified lower body injury occurred.

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