Ducks injury update: Luca Sbisa, Viktor Fasth out several weeks

Justin K. Aller

Anaheim will rely on Frederik Andersen even more heavily now.

The Anaheim Ducks' depth will be tested again, as the team announced on Saturday that defenseman Luca Sbisa and goaltender Viktor Fasth would remain out with injuries for several weeks.

Anaheim has recalled goalie Frederik Andersen and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from the AHL to replace them.

Sbisa is scheduled for surgery for a torn tendon in his right wrist on Monday and will miss the next six weeks. The young defenseman had just returned from a broken ankle that had kept him out of the lineup for the first 15 games of the season.

Similarly, Fasth was set to return from a month-long injury before he injured himself during warmups on Friday. The Ducks announced he will miss the next 3-4 weeks with a muscle inflammation in his lower-body.

Anaheim leads the NHL with 37 points despite losing many key players to injury. Saku Koivu, Jakob Silfverberg and Sheldon Souray have all missed significant time recovering from various ailments. A big reason for the Ducks' success is goalie Frederik Andersen. The Danish goalie made history this season when he became the first goalie in two decades to win the first six starts of his career.

But the injury bug seems to have caught up with the Ducks, who are 1-5 in their last six games.

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