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Blake Expected to Miss 3 Months With Deep Laceration

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Ducks left winger Jason Blake suffered a deep laceration just above his left wrist last night vs. San Jose. Blake was cut by a skate halfway through the third period of a 1-0 win over the Sharks in the home opener at Honda Center.

He was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center for sutures and evaluation (was released from the hospital this morning). Blake was diagnosed with tendon damage, which will require corrective surgery on Monday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles (performed by Dr. David Hay).

Blake is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in approximately three months.  

"Jason is resting at home and doing very well," said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. "This was an unfortunate, freak accident, but we are pleased to hear that Jason is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He's a real character person and teammate, and we look forward to having him back in our lineup when he's ready."

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