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.
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.
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
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.