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Perry Suffers Leg Laceration; Out Six Weeks

He has surgery for a tear in his right quad tendon after getting cut by the skate of goalie Jose Theodore

Friday, 03.7.2008 / 9:27 AM PT / News
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Perry Suffers Leg Laceration; Out Six Weeks

Ducks forward Corey Perry suffered a right quad tendon laceration in Thursday night's 1-0 loss at Colorado and is expected to be out of the lineup approximately six weeks.

Perry was inadvertently cut above the right knee by the skate of Colorado goalie Jose Theodore midway through the third period. He underwent successful surgery last night to repair the tendon, performed by Avalanche Team Physician Dr. Andy Parker at a local Denver hospital. Perry was not in any serious danger and is expected to be released from the hospital today or tomorrow. 

“Corey is doing very well this morning, thanks to both clubs’ medical staffs,” said Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Brian Burke. “His injury is not career-threatening and we expect him back 100 percent in approximately six weeks.”

Perry leads the Ducks in goals with a career-high 29 and is second in scoring with 54 points.

Following the Ducks' practice Friday at Honda Center, both head coach Randy Carlyle and winger Teemu Selanne commented on the injury:

Carlyle
“It was actually Theodore’s skate that cut him. He got turned around and his leg came up and cut Corey Perry. It’s not very often you see something like that. As soon as he came to the bench, we could see the sock was cut, and he was holding his leg and saying, ‘Something’s wrong, something’s wrong.’ We let our medical staff look at it, and it’s a credit to the people in Denver and the doctors to get it under control.”

“Anytime a player gets injured, it’s fortunate it’s not an extended period of time. You could say six weeks is extended, but in reality it could have been a lot more serious.”

“It’s hard to say how much blood he lost because there is a layer of sock and a layer of equipment and a layer of underwear, and if there was any blood, it was hard to see.”

“We’ve recalled Bobby Ryan from Portland. Obviously he has offensive skills. We’ve seen a lot of Bobby Ryan. We look at him as a player who is still developing. He’s been playing well in the American Hockey League and we’ll see if he can make a contribution playing some offensive minutes.”


Selanne
“We play this sport and things happen. Obviously, we’re not happy, but what are you going to do? It’s a tough break, but we have to bounce back.”

“Perry has been a big part of this team the whole year and he’s going to be missed. But a lot of guys are going to have to take more responsibility to fill that hole.”

“Things like that don’t happen very often and it’s tough to see. But it’s one of those things where you’re unlucky, but you’re lucky too because it could have been worse.”

“When you have key guys missing, it’s another opportunity for some other guys. The last couple of games we haven’t been where we want to be, so there are a lot of things we have to improve.”

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 53 32 18 3 146 124 67
5 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
6 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
7 COL 57 28 25 4 153 158 60
8 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
9 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
10 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
11 ARI 53 24 23 6 139 163 54
12 CGY 53 25 25 3 143 156 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 5 35 9 40
C. Perry 53 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 50 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 53 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 53 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
J. Silfverberg 53 6 12 -2 18
A. Cogliano 53 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 52 6 8 -6 14
C. Fowler 40 3 9 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 8 6 .920 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13


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