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Add Perreault to Anaheim’s list of walking wounded

Mathieu Perreault

The dreaded lower-body injury has hit the Ducks once again.

The day after Frederik Andersen and Matt Beleskey were lost to lower-body ailments during a Game 3 win over Los Angeles, Anaheim announced that forward Mathieu Perreault is also now day-to-day with one.

It’s unclear what Perreault hurt, but it appears the injury happened at some point during the third period -- he took his last shift midway through the game and didn’t return, leaving the Ducks thin up front as Beleskey was knocked from the contest around the same time.

Perreault has been a solid contributor for the Ducks this postseason, scoring four points in eight games while averaging 13:31 TOI. Should he be unable to go in Saturday’s Game 4, the Ducks could be forced to make another call up from AHL Norfolk, having already summoned goalie John Gibson as a potential replacement for Andersen.

Emerson Etem could be brought back up, or the team could use one of its healthy forward scratches from Game 3: Tim Jackman, Daniel Winnik or Rickard Rakell.