Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray feels like his team dodged a bullet. Cam Fowler is expected to miss two to six weeks with a sprained knee. It’s a big gap of time, but the team is expected to know which one it’s closer when Fowler is re-examined next week.
“When I saw the hit, your heart goes in your mouth,” said Murray. “We may have gotten a little bit of a break.”
He’s not kidding.
The hit on Fowler by Mark Giordano appeared to bend the defenseman’s knee sideways.
Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler had to leave his team’s game against the Calgary Flames after a knee-on-knee hit by defenseman Mark Giordano.
The play happened a little over five minutes into the third period. Fowler came into the Flames’ zone and fired a shot on the Calgary net and shortly after he released the puck, Giordano slammed into Fowler.
“He came through the middle with a lot of speed and I was honestly coming across trying to make a hit on him and I got to watch the game, but I think our legs collided. I don’t know how bad, I just hope he’s OK,” Giordano said after the game, a 3-1 Ducks win. “You don’t like to see guys get hurt. There was no intent to hurt him there. I was just trying to come across in a 2-1 game to try to stop him from getting to our net, trying to make a hit and the result was, I don’t know if our legs collided or not, I think they did and I hope it’s nothing too serious.”