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Ducks’ Fowler (head) out vs. San Jose

Feb 4, 2013, 4:53 PM EST

Anaheim defenseman Cam Fowler will miss at least one game from a head injury suffered on a hit by Kings forward Jarret Stoll.

The Ducks announced that Folwer won’t be in the lineup Monday when they host the Sharks at the Honda Center.

The 20-year-old defenseman was shaken up following this hit from Stoll on Saturday night, which went unpenalized and didn’t warrant supplemental discipline from the league:

Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau said he was unsure what the future held for Fowler, but remained optimistic that the injury wasn’t serious.

“We’ll see as time goes on as this week prolongs,” Boudreau said with regards to Fowler’s return. “I know just today that he’s not playing today.

“I don’t anticipate Cam being out for very long.”

In Fowler’s place, Anaheim will dress rookie blueliner Sami Vatanen, who made his NHL debut last Friday.

Vatanen, 21, was a fourth-round pick in 2009, an undersized but skillful defenseman that was a solid scorer (23 points in 34 games) with AHL Norfolk this season.

In other lineup news, it appears San Jose will start backup goalie Thomas Greiss — and Boudreau has hinted that his backup, Viktor Fasth, could also be getting the start.

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