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Mighty painful: Ducks lose Fasth 3-4 weeks, Sbisa 6-8 weeks

Nov 23, 2013, 7:28 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks got two doses of awful injury news, as it appears that they’ll lose Viktor Fasth for three-to-four weeks and Luca Sbisa for six-to-eight weeks.

Fasth is suffering from muscle inflammation somewhere in his lower-body area. Sbisa tore a tendon in his right hand, which will require surgery on Monday, according to the OC Register’s Eric Stephens.

Fasth, 31, has had a rough go of things in his sophomore season in the NHL. When injuries haven’t been a problem, poor play has been; he’s 2-2-1 with a .885 save percentage and 2.95 GAA in five games played. The Ducks recalled Frederik Andersen to take his place, and in some ways, it seems like he’s doing a Fasth impression this season as a surprisingly useful import.

(While it seems like Jonas Hiller will be the odd man out in Anaheim, the Ducks might be wise to keep their options open considering Fasth’s troubles.)

Sbisa, 23, has had his own issues. He has just a single assist in nine games played this season. Nolan Yonkman received the call from the AHL to take his place.

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