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Koivu, Fasth to be Evaluated in Anaheim

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks announced today that center Saku Koivu and goaltender Viktor Fasth have returned to Anaheim to be evaluated. Koivu was knocked unconscious after a hit by Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky during the second period of Sunday's game. Dubinsky received a game misconduct for the hit. Koivu will be evaluated by team doctors, per league protocol.

Koivu, 38 (11/23/74), leads the team in faceoff wins (106). In addition, Koivu is just five points shy of matching Oleg Tverdovsky (170) for 11th place on the franchise's all-time scoring list. Koivu has amassed 806 points (246g/560a) in 1,071 games over the course of his 18-year NHL career.

Fasth went home to see team physical therapists and may return to the team in 2-3 days. Fasth has been out of the lineup with a lower-body injury sustained during practice on October 17.

Fasth, 31 (8/8/82), earned his first win of the season, stopping 15-of-17 shots in a 3-2 victory, October 6 at Winnipeg. After signing with the Ducks as a free agent on May 21, 2012, Fasth has gone on to fashion a 17-7-0 record, with a 2.31 goals-against average and .916 save percentage in 28 career games. Fasth signed a two-year contract extension on February 20.

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