Defenseman Cam Fowler, a U.S. Olympian who leads the Ducks in ice time per game, suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will miss three to five weeks, the team announced Wednesday.
Fowler, 22, suffered the injury Friday when hit along the boards by Colorado forward Patrick Bordeleau. An MRI exam conducted Tuesday revealed the extent of the injury.
"It's not what we wanted, but we will get through it," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "We know Cam will work hard to get back, and in the meantime, guys will step up. Another example of why having depth is important."