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Ducks defenseman Sbisa out two weeks

Thursday, 09.19.2013 / 4:13 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Training Camp 2013 blog

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Training Camp 2013 blog
Ducks defenseman Sbisa out two weeks

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa is out two weeks with a sprained ankle, the team annouced Thursday.

He sustained the injury Monday in the preseason opener against the Phoenix Coyotes. Sbisa played 18 minutes and had a team-leading five hits.

The 23-year-old, entering his sixth NHL season, had eight points in 41 games last season with an even rating.

Defenseman Francois Beauchemin is recovering from a knee injury and could play a preseason game, coach Bruce Boudreau said, according to the Orange County Register. Beauchemin then would be available to play in the season opener Oct. 2 against the Colorado Avalanche.

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