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Ducks GM Murray: Cam Fowler could miss 2-6 weeks with knee injury

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CALGARY, AB - MARCH 12: Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks in action against the Calgary Flames during an NHL game at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 12, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/Getty Images)

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Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray provided an update on injured defenseman Cam Fowler prior to Thursday’s game with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Fowler could miss anywhere between two to six weeks with an injury from a knee-on-knee collision with Flames defenseman Mark Giordano on Tuesday. Per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, Fowler suffered a sprain on the hit.

A more concrete timeline is expected next week.

“Could come around quickly. We’ll know much more when the playoffs start,” said Murray. “When I saw the hit, your heart goes in your mouth. We may have gotten a little bit of a break.”

He then had this to say about Giordano, who didn’t receive a penalty on the play or supplemental discipline from the league.

“He’s done this before. I have no respect for people who go after knees,” said Murray.

This is a significant development for the Ducks, with the playoffs right around the corner. They are also without Hampus Lindholm (upper-body injury), although it appears he’s getting closer to a return.

The Ducks have a chance to lock up first place in the Pacific Division tonight, as they play the Chicago Blackhawks. Sami Vatanen was also in the Anaheim lineup after missing the last two games.