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Ducks aren’t sure how severe Beauchemin’s upper-body injury is

Anaheim Ducks v Dallas Stars

DALLAS, TX - OCTOBER 31: Francois Beauchemin #23 of the Anaheim Ducks handles the puck against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on October 31, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

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From the mumps to plain old injuries, it’s been a bumpy time for the Anaheim Ducks. Francois Beauchemin dealt with that illness earlier this season and suffered an upper-body injury last night, so he’s had a taste of both.

It’s unclear how serious that issue is, but the team expects to provide an update soon.

The 34-year-old missed several games with the mumps, so again, it hasn’t been an easy start. The Ducks have found ways to win, as last night’s 3-2 victory against the Calgary Flames brought their winning streak to three games. Still, they’re limping a bit right now, with Beauchemin added to a sick/injured list that includes Clayton Stone, Dany Heatley, John Gibson, Mark Fistric and Ben Lovejoy.

Beauchemin’s been logging about 23 minutes per game, so a prolonged setback could hurt the Ducks quite a bit.

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