Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler left practice early Thursday after crashing to the ice, but Coach Bruce Boudreau said the incident shouldn’t prevent Fowler from playing in the team’s Oct. 9 regular-season opener in Pittsburgh.
It appeared Fowler twisted a lower leg when he caught an edge skating.
“You always get nervous when you think you hurt something ... it’s day-to-day, the trainer didn’t say it was too bad,” Boudreau said. “Maybe not in the lineup Saturday [in the Ducks’ preseason finale at Honda Center versus the San Jose Sharks], but for sure against Pittsburgh.”
Fowler, who skates with Ben Lovejoy on the Ducks’ top defensive pair, was seen walking gingerly in the team’s dressing room after Thursday’s practice without any wrapping on his legs or feet.
“He was overly cautious more than anything else,” Boudreau said.