Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Souray Out 4-to-6 Months

The Anaheim Ducks announced on Tuesday that they will be without defenseman Sheldon Souray for upwards of six months, due to a wrist injury, suffered during off-ice training.

The Ducks revealed that Souray underwent surgery at the end of July, a week after suffering the injury, to repair tendons in his wrist and that the time frame for his return, 4-to-6 months, will be scheduled from the surgery, which was about three weeks ago.  So anywhere between the end of November to the end of January would be the time frame you would be looking at, so likely close to midway through the season.

Adjust your projections accordingly on Souray.

The Ducks also announced that they had signed 27-year old defenseman Mark Fistric to take his roster spot for the time being. Fistric signed a 1-year, $900,000 deal with the club.

Fistric played with the Oilers in the 2013 season, picking up 6 assists in 25 games.  Fistric will be relied upon for his veteran presence in the line-up more than his offensive capabilities.  I don't think he would be an ample replacement for your pool team, if you were eyeing up Souray for your draft.

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