The Anaheim Ducks announced Wednesday night that defenseman Cam Fowler would undergo surgery to repair fractures involving his orbital bone, cheekbone, and upper jaw none.
Injury Update:— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 15, 2018
Cam Fowler was struck in the face with a puck on Monday night. A CT scan revealed a complex right facial fracture involving the orbital bone, cheekbone and upper jaw bone. He will have surgery Friday, after which his expected absence will be known and announced.
As stated in the tweet, the surgery will be done Friday and the team will not know how long he will be out until it has been completed. With this complex of a fracture, it’s reasonable to assume that Fowler will miss an extended period of time, likely several months.
While Fowler’s shot metrics have not been good to start the season, the most-tenured blue liner on the team had good production with 3 goals and 7 assists for 10 points.
Once Anaheim finds out how long Fowler will be out for, they’ll likely be able to put him on Long Term Injured Reserve and gain some cap flexibility. Bob Murray will undoubtedly be exploring his trade options on the blueline to fill Fowler’s spot.