The Anaheim Ducks announced that defenseman Cam Fowler and goaltender John Gibson will miss time due to injuries.
INJURY UPDATES:— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) April 3, 2018
Defenseman Cam Fowler suffered a shoulder injury against Colorado and is out for 2-6 weeks.
Goaltender John Gibson, who suffered an upper-body injury against Colorado, is day-to-day.
Fowler sustained a shoulder injury late in the third period against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday after he took a hit from Blake Comeau along the boards. He immediately went down the tunnel and did not play during the overtime period in the Ducks 4-3 victory.
Gibson, meanwhile, was run into by Gabriel Landeskog after Ryan Kesler pushed the Colorado captain into his goaltender on a rush to the Ducks net. Gibson finished out the first period but was replaced by Ryan Miller to start the second.
The Ducks have been in a similar situation before, as last year the Ducks lost Fowler for approximately 2 weeks due to a knee injury he sustained in a hit from Flames captain Mark Giordano. Fowler missed the first round of the playoffs against Calgary, but returned to play in the second round against Edmonton.
Gibson’s injury appears less significant as the team classified him as day to day. A team spokesperson believed that he did not have to go through concussion protocol after exiting the game on Sunday.
Reto Berra has been recalled from San Diego on an emergency basis to provide backup to Ryan Miller, who will take over number one goaltending duties until Gibson is cleared to return.
Reto Berra has been called up from AHL San Diego. John Gibson is not on the ice. Neither is Cam Fowler. Could be some bad news coming.— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) April 3, 2018
There will likely be no defenseman call up from San Diego to replace Fowler, however, as the Ducks already have Korbinan Holzer and Andy Welinski with the team. Anaheim has one remaining non-emergency call up remaining on the season, and with two defenseman already available to take his place, the Ducks will insert either Holzer or Welinski into Fowler’s lineup spot.