The Ducks will be without left wing Jason Blake for approximately three months after he suffered tendon damage in his left forearm during Friday's win over the San Jose Sharks. He suffered the injury when his arm was accidentally stepped on Sharks defenseman Brent Burns following a faceoff in the third period. He was hospitalized overnight and is currently scheduled for surgery Monday.
"Jason is resting at home and doing very well," said Ducks GM Bob Murray in a statement released by the team. "This was an unfortunate, freak accident, but we are pleased to hear that Jason is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He's a real character person and teammate, and we look forward to having him back in our lineup when he's ready."
You can see the freak accident in the video below:
Burns tweeted a message of support for Blake this afternoon:
Blake, 38, has indeed been through a lot -- in 2007-08, he played for the Maple Leafs despite being diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The rare form of cancer is currently in remission.
SB Nation's Ducks blog Anaheim Calling analyzes five potential replacements the team may consider in Blake's absence.