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Ducks lose Sbisa, Fasth, call up Andersen, Yonkman

Saturday, 11.23.2013 / 7:22 PM

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Ducks lose Sbisa, Fasth, call up Andersen, Yonkman

The Anaheim Ducks placed defenseman Luca Sbisa and goaltender Viktor Fasth on injured reserve Saturday.

Sbisa suffered a tendon tear in his right hand in a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday and will have surgery Monday. Sbisa, who has one assist in nine games this season, is out 6-8 weeks.

Fasth is suffering from muscle inflammation (lower body) and is out 3-4 weeks. Fasth is 2-2-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.

The Ducks recalled goaltender Frederik Andersen and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Andersen, 24, is 6-1-0 with a 1.66 GAA and .943 save percentage in seven games with Anaheim this season. He won his first six NHL games from Oct. 20-Nov. 10, marking the first time since December 1993 that a goaltender won his first six career games since Damian Rhodes accomplished the feat with the Toronto Maple Leafs from March 22, 1991-Dec. 2, 1993.

Yonkman, 32, has one goal, eight assists and 140 penalty minutes in 74 NHL games.

Quote of the Day

We've got to find a way to win a game. He's played well in the minors, now he gets his opportunity. We tried [with Jonathan Bernier]. The way I look at it, you get opportunities and you make the most of it. That's what [James Reimer] did. Now another opportunity is here and Sparks ... you gotta grab it. Is he ready? We'll find out.

— Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock to the Toronto Star on recalling goalie Garret Sparks from the AHL to start Monday in his NHL debut
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