The head injury that knocked
The goal crossbar struck the back of Andersen's head in the third period after Tampa Bay forward Ondrej Palat fell on defenseman Hampus Lindholm, whose stick lodged at the right post and caused the goal to tip.
Andersen is considered game-to-game, Ducks Coach
Following the morning assessment, Andersen could play, sit in favor of backup
"He wasn't feeling as good as we'd like him to feel, so it was better to hold him out than to have him practice," Boudreau said Monday at the Panthers' practice facility. "We're hoping he feels better, and we'll take it from there.
"If he comes in tomorrow and says, 'I'm still not feeling that good,' we'll probably have to call somebody up and make a decision on who starts," Boudreau said.
Also banged up
Lindholm sat out practice with a leg injury suffered in the third period Sunday when he fell and someone landed on him, but the defenseman expects to play Tuesday in Florida.
"He was just testing his leg out and said another day would be better," Boudreau said. "He plays so much, I don't think the rest will hurt him whatsoever."
Lindholm, 20, said he received some treatment and did some light skating Monday.
What's up with
Boudreau has made defenseman Ben Lovejoy a healthy scratch in two of the Ducks' last three games while playing defenseman
"Because we've got seven defensemen who we think can play," Boudreau said. "Ben sat out two games. He's not going to sit out all the time. We've talked to him, he knows we really like him, but you've got to sit somebody out, right?"
The move is surprising, considering Lovejoy and
Brewer was minus-two with two giveaways in 22 shifts Sunday against his former team.
"He's had good moments and bad moments," Boudreau said of Brewer.
While the Ducks were erroneously rumored last week to be in pursuit of Buffalo defenseman
Lovejoy didn't want to engage in that speculation, working to remain the good soldier.
"I am 100% on board with this team. I think this team can win a
"It's the worst [missing a game like Sunday's 5-3 loss]. I feel I can help this team win. We had a tough game … and that's almost even harder to not be a part of. It's not my decision."
DUCKS VS. FLORIDA
When: 4:30 p.m. PST, Tuesday.
Where: BB&T Center.
On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.
Etc.: The Panthers rank 26th in goals scored, but are ninth in the