The preseason groin injury suffered by
Heatley was placed on injured reserve after being a healthy scratch in the Ducks' Nov. 12 home victory over the Kings. His original recovery plan was to rest and rehabilitate, but that changed.
A Ducks spokesman confirmed Heatley's surgery took place "about three weeks ago," a procedure that was previously not announced.
Boudreau praised how Heatley has moved on the ice since returning to practice with the team on Monday, and said he expects the former two-time 50-goal scorer to accompany the Ducks on their five-game trip to Canada that begins Friday in Edmonton.
Boudreau said Heatley’s skating faster since his surgery, and added that it’s possible the veteran forward could return to his preseason spot on the first line with center
Ducks first-line right wing Corey Perry suffered a knee sprain Friday and will be out three-to-four weeks. In the interim,
Heatley, who said he'd never previously suffered a groin injury, was moved off the first line after missing the season's first nine games with the injury.
MORE HEALTH UPDATES: Boudreau said defenseman
The Ducks play at Winnipeg on Saturday.
Boudreau added that goalie
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