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Cam Fowler returns to practice as the Ducks prepare for the Florida Panthers

Cam Fowler returns to practice as the Ducks prepare for the Florida Panthers

A welcome sight was on the ice Saturday at Honda Center: No. 4.

Cam Fowler practiced with the Ducks for the first time since he injured his right knee in the first period of an Oct. 20 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

It was a scary sight, with the team’s top defenseman unable to put any weight on his leg after he awkwardly bent his knee backward. Amid a season with a litany of long-term injuries, the Ducks could ill afford another one.

So it was a relief when it was learned Fowler’s injury wasn’t long term, and even more so now that it seems he’ll return on the shorter end of the initial four-to-six-week recovery timetable.

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