Ducks’ Perry, Beauchemin dealing with ‘viral gland infection’


On Tuesday, the Anaheim Ducks revealed what’s sidelined two of their veteran presences:

Anaheim put Perry — who’s  missed the last three games — on IR (retroactively) two days ago, meaning he’d be eligible to return to the lineup for tomorrow night’s rivalry game against Los Angeles, though it’s unclear if he’ll be ready:

Beauchemin isn’t on IR, having only missed one game thus far (Sunday’s 2-1 shootout loss to Vancouver). Per the O.C. Register, test results for both players are expected tomorrow; it’s also interesting to note that another Duck, captain Ryan Getzalf, was sidelined with the “flu” late last week.

Getzlaf ended up being a late scratch for Thursday’s OT loss to the Isles but returned one night later to take on the Coyotes.

Viruses have been a major issue for NHL clubs in the early part of this season. A bacterial infection spread throughout the St. Louis Blues locker room, sidelining a number of players, and the same fate hit Minnesota (most notably defensemen Keith Ballard and Christian Folin.)