Anaheim expects for veteran center Saku Koivu to be out 1-2 weeks after he suffered a sprained knee in the 2nd Period of Thursday's game against Los Angeles. The club also reports that winger Joffrey Lupul has developed an infection in his back, keeping him out indefinitely. Lupul had successful back surgery last month and was scheduled for an 8 week recovery. The Ducks still expect the forward to return to the team this season, but they no longer have a definite time table for his recovery.
Koivu's injury came just one game after his countryman, Teemu Selanne, suffered a broken jaw whose 6-8 week recovery period stretches into the Vancouver Olympic games in February.