It is expected that Jakob Silfverburg of the Anaheim Ducks will miss somewhere between four and six weeks due to a broken hand. Silfverburg suffered the injury following a slash from Jared Cowen of the Ottawa Senators.
He was slashed by Cowen in the middle of the third period on Friday night, which the Ducks won by the way, 2-1.
According to the Associated Press,
Silfverberg is off to an outstanding start to his first season in Anaheim, with four goals and three assists in his first 11 games. The Ducks acquired Silfverberg in an off season trade with the Senators for forward Bobby Ryan.
Forward Stefan Noesen, the other Anaheim prospect acquired from Ottawa in the trade, is out for the season with a knee injury.
It’s obvious that at this point, the trade between the two teams ended up in Ottawa’s favor, as both prospects are injured for the Ducks. Hopefully for Anaheim, Silfverburg returns during the earlier portion of his estimated timetable.
However, Silfverburg’s exit doesn’t mean all is lost in terms of the present status of the Ducks.
Ducks forward Dustin Penner will rejoin the team in Columbus. Penner has missed the first three games of Anaheim’s trip after taking a hard hit last Sunday night from Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt, who was suspended for five games.
After a seven-game winning streak, Anaheim is 1-2 so far on its eight-game trip, the longest of the season.