The Anaheim Ducks are currently the best team in the NHL, however now they will get to test their strength with two of their main players out for several weeks. According to the Associated Press (article found on ESPN),
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa will be out at least six weeks with a torn tendon in his right hand.
The NHL-leading Ducks also announced Saturday that goalie Viktor Fasth will miss another 3-4 weeks with muscle inflammation in his lower body.
Sbisa and Fasth went on the injured list, and Anaheim recalled goalie Frederik Andersen and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from Norfolk of the AHL. The Ducks recalled defenseman Sami Vatanen from Norfolk on Friday.
Sbisa and Fasth had both endured significant injury problems already this season, even before their current woes.
Sbisa, who missed the first 15 games of the regular season with an injured ankle, was hurt again during the Ducks’ 1-0 overtime victory over Tampa Bay on Friday. The Swiss defenseman will have surgery on his wrist Monday.
Fasth was expected to start Friday, but the Ducks said he was hurt in warmups. The Swedish goalie missed a month earlier this season with a lower-body injury, limiting him to just five appearances.
Anaheim (17-6-3) will look to get back on track with a win as they take on the Dallas Stars (11-9-2) Tuesday night.