Eventful last few weeks for Anaheim grinder Tim Jackman.
After signing a contract extension with the club on Feb. 19, the Ducks announced today that Jackman would miss the next 4-6 weeks with a lower-body ailment.
Jackman was hurt early in Sunday’s 3-1 win over Dallas after colliding awkwardly with Stars forward Ales Hemsky:
Prior to the injury, Jackman had five goals and seven points while averaging 8:29 TOI in 52 games this season. The Ducks rewarded Jackman for that output — and for his toughness, as the club’s fighting majors leader (with eight) — with a one-year, $700,000 deal.
Jackman, 33, has scored five goals and seven points in 48 games this year and leads the Ducks with 84 PIM. The well-traveled grinder — he’s played for the Blue Jackets, Coyotes, Kings, Islanders and Flames during his 12-year NHL career — is also averaging 8:32 TOI per game and has been a willing fighter, leading Anaheim with eight scraps.
Some of his handiwork here:
As for he financials, the $700K is a slight pay bump for Jackman, who’s currently on a one-year deal worth $637,500.
Video: Jackman’s bouncer from center ice beats Luongo