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, 03.07.2008 / 12:27 PM / 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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

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2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48


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