By Michael Walters
According to Eric Stephens of the OC Register, Frederik Andersen did a brief workout today. It appears that Andersen is feeling better and Bruce Boudreau expects him to practice tomorrow. There was not a full team practice today, but according to Stephens, Cam Fowler skated also. Boudreau said that Fowler is “progressing well”.
Andersen looked a little banged up at the conclusion of Friday night’s game victory over the Dallas Stars. The Ducks recalled Anton Khudobin on Sunday to back up John Gibson for the contest against Los Angeles.
Fowler injured his knee in the December 27th win over the Philadelphia Flyers. The original expected time of return was four to six weeks. The soonest he could return would be at end of January.
Simon Despres is on a conditioning stint with the San Diego Gulls. He played in Saturday’s contest against Texas. He didn’t record a point, registering three shots on goal, and had a +/- of -2.
Clayton Stoner has been placed on the injured reserve list with a nagging hip flexor. With Stoner added to the list of injured defensemen, the importance of getting Despres and Fowler back has increased. The Ducks also acquired defensemen Adam Clendening as part of last week’s deal with Pittsburgh.
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