Ducks center Samuel Pahlsson has been diagnosed with a viral infection and will be a out minimum of two weeks.
Pahlsson was scratched from Anaheim's 3-2 victory over Buffalo at Honda Center on Monday night after complaining of an illness. It was the first game he had missed all season. He was examined Tuesday morning and did not accompany the team to Minnesota for the start of its three-game road trip.
Pahlsson has five goals and 10 assists in 52 games this season. He ranks third in the NHL in faceoffs won (569) and has won at least half of his faceoffs in 28 of the last 41 games (470-of-819, 57.4%).