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via Eric Stephens of the Ducks Blog,
Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that the NHL take a long look at a hit by the Kings’Jarret Stoll on Cam Fowler that knocked the defenseman out of the club’s 7-4 win and left him with an upper-body injury.
Fowler had to be assisted off the ice during the second period and did not return. Stoll drilled him headfirst into the boards and was not penalized.
The severity of the injury is not known but Fowler is expected to be re-evaluated on Sunday.
“He obviously is not feeling very well right now,” Boudreau said. “We haven’t determined exactly what it is. If you saw the replay, Stoll hit him pretty good from behind. And I can understand why the refs didn’t call it. One was getting taken out. There’s another fight going on.
“But surely, you know, I saw the numbers when Stoll hit him. It was right from behind. They have to have to look at that. He might be OK tomorrow or he might be out for a while.”
To watch the hit below, scroll to the 1:55 mark of the video...
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed defenseman Cam Fowler to a five-year contract extension through the 2017-18 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
We're excited to sign Cam to a long-term contract,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “He's a character kid with a great chance to become an elite NHL defenseman.”
Fowler, 20 (12/5/91), scored 5-24=29 points with 18 penalty minutes with the Ducks last season. He was one of six Anaheim players to appear in all 82 regular season games, marking a career high. Fowler led Anaheim defensemen in assists and points, while ranking second overall on the team in time-on-ice (TOI; 23:15). Among NHL leaders, Fowler finished the year tied for fifth in TOI per shift (57 seconds). He appeared in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 30, 2011 vs. Montreal.
Cam Fowler of the Ducks with the game winner late in OT against the Flames.
I went to bed thinking more of a bad goal than a great shot. I see a lot of open net to the left of Kiprusoff who may have been thinking forehand instead of backhand.
Goalie experts, what do you think?
from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,
Scott Niedermayer, who signed with the Ducks in 2005 and shared their 2007 Stanley Cup victory with younger brother Rob, lives here with his wife, Lisa, and their four sons, ages 2 to 11. It’s a happily busy place: During a recent visit the kids came home from school and dived into their homework before hockey practice, the cookies were at the mouthwatering stage and the dog was woofing for a treat from housekeeper/babysitter Veronica Bech.
Into this whirlwind Scott and Lisa invited rookie defenseman Cam Fowler, the Ducks’ first pick and the 12th overall selection in the NHL draft in June. They give him broccoli at dinner, company when he wants it, privacy when he needs it and a haven while he explores his new world.
“It feels a little weird for me sometimes, having a Hall of Fame guy take my car in for an oil change or something like that, but that’s just the kind of guy that he is,” said Fowler, who was born in Windsor, Canada, but grew up in Farmington Hills, Mich.
from Dan Wood of Ducks.com,
Fowler will be 18 years, 10 months and three days old when the Ducks take on the Detroit Red Wings in their NHL regular-season opener Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. Only defenseman Oleg Tverdovsky, who was 18 years, eight months and 13 days when he made his Ducks debut on Jan. 21, 1995, was younger than Fowler.
Even more amazing, despite his baby face and boyish charm, Fowler has already defied his youth in the eyes of a generally tough critic – Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.
“You don’t look at him as an 18-year-old kid. You look at him as a hockey player,” Carlyle said Thursday after the Ducks went through their final pre-season practice at Joe Louis Arena.
“He’s done everything to earn the opportunity to play,” Carlyle said. “We think he’s a special kid, but we always have to caution ourselves. You don’t want to put him in situations that he can’t possibly survive in. It’s a feather in his cap that he’s made it this far. For him not to play, something drastic would have to happen.”
from Curtis Zupke of Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Coach Randy Carlyle all but conceded that Fowler, 18, will be with the squad for possibly the first nine games of the regular season before the organization decides whether to send him back to his junior team.
If he plays a 10th game, the first year of his entry-level contract would be triggered.
“We knew he has the skills and we know he has the skating ability, so we have to make a decision based upon whether he’s going to start with our hockey club and get his 10th game in,” Carlyle said.