NHL

Up next for the Ducks: vs. Winnipeg on Sunday

DUCKS NEXT UP

VS. WINNIPEG

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

On the air: TV: Prime; Radio: 830.

Update: Defenseman Cam Fowler will be out another three to five weeks because of a sprained knee sustained Dec. 27, the team announced Saturday. Fowler leads Anaheim in ice time and plays in most situations. His absence represents another challenge for the Ducks' defense, which has been without Simon Despres since mid-October. But the Ducks have gone 2-0-1 without Fowler and can open an eight-game run at home with hot goalie John Gibson. Gibson didn't play in the second game of a back-to-back situation Friday but sits on a shutout streak of 157:34 minutes. Anaheim's formula is based on defense and low-scoring games but its lack of offensive support for its goalies was exposed Friday in a 2-1 shootout loss to Vancouver. Winnipeg entered Saturday ranked 29th on the power play and 26th in penalty killing. This is the first meeting since the Ducks swept the Jets in the first round of the playoffs last season. Jets center Mark Scheifele has been out since Dec.22 with concussion symptoms.

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