Fowler out 2-6 weeks; GM Murray upset with lack of punishment

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.

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Mark Giordano takes out Cam Fowler in knee-on-knee hit (Video)

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.”

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