It was quite the barrage of injury news today in Anaheim. Let’s run down the list, shall we?
— Frederik Andersen has a concussion. He suffered it Wednesday versus Calgary. No timeline was provided. Anton Khudobin has been called up to replace him. John Gibson is the likely starter tonight versus the visiting Canucks.
— Rickard Rakell has appendicitis. He’s out a week.
— Hampus Lindholm has the flu. He’ll miss tonight’s game.
Oh, and there was this:
That’s it for the health updates (we think), but not for the news. The Ducks called up forward Chris Wagner from the AHL this morning, then announced a two-year contract extension for the 24-year-old. So at least somebody got some good news today.
At any rate, Perron’s injury is probably the most significant. He’s scored eight goals with 12 assists in 28 games for the Ducks since being traded from Pittsburgh.
He’s hoping to return ahead of schedule.
“I know we’ve announced a timeline, but I want to beat it,” Perron told reporters. “I feel good and the rehab is going well. I’m in the gym every day.”