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***Fowler Stays, Chipchura Concussed***

Carlyle and Fowler discuss his now confirmed stay in the NHL as well as his new accommodations for the season in the Niedermayer house.


The Ducks announced via Twitter that Cam Fowler will remain with the team past the 9 game mark this season.  The move will activate the first year of the 18 year-old's entry level contract and likely toll one year of his minimum requirement to reach UFA status if he stays past midseason.  The Ducks' 2010 12th overall pick has been sidelined since an October 17th hit from Shane Doan and currently has six NHL games played on the season.  He was cleared to play this week according to the OC Register and is expected on the ice Wednesday.

Anaheim also announced via Twitter that center Kyle Chipchura has suffered a concussion and will be placed on injured reserve for the next two games.  The Ducks forward took a hard hit from Douglas Murray against the Sharks on Saturday and sat out Anaheim's last practice with a stiff neck before this diagnosis.  The team called up rookie Nick Bonino over the weekend, likely filling Chipchura's roster spot.

Editor's Note:  Just because I think this is amusing, the Ducks Twitter noted that Fowler and Niedermayer are doing the Crosby/Lemieux thing.  The kid is living in casa de Nieds.