The Ducks’ short run of good health has come to a screeching halt.
Backup goaltender Ryan Miller exited Sunday’s shootout win during the third period. The Ducks announced Tuesday he suffered a sprained MCL and will be out about six weeks. He’ll be reevaluated in two weeks.
The Ducks claimed Chad Johnson off waivers from the St. Louis Blues in a corresponding move. He’s struggled this season: The goalie is 2-6-0 with a 3.54 GAA and .884 save percentage in 10 games.
More alarming: the status of Rickard Rakell. The Ducks revealed there’s no timetable for his return.
Rakell, the Ducks’ lone All Star last season, has been sidelined the last two games with a sprained ankle.
The top-line winger led the Ducks last campaign with 34 goals. The Swede has five goals (20 points) in 30 games.