Ryan Miller will be out approximately six weeks for the Anaheim Ducks with a sprained MCL sustained against the New Jersey Devils on Sunday.
The 38-year-old goalie will be re-evaluated in two weeks. He left the game Sunday at 7:13 of the third period after allowing four goals on 27 shots in Anaheim's 6-5 shootout win at Honda Center. Miller was trying for his 375th NHL win, which would have moved him past John Vanbiesbrouck as the winningest U.S.-born goalie in NHL history.
The Ducks claimed goalie Chad Johnson off waivers from the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday to back up John Gibson. Johnson, 32, is 80-67-15 with a 2.69 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and eight shutouts in 183 NHL games. The Ducks are Johnson's eighth NHL team.
The team also announced Tuesday that forward Rickard Rakell has a sprained ankle and there is no timetable for his return. Rackell, who has 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 30 games, has not played since Dec. 5 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Ducks (16-11-5) have won six of their past seven games and are third in the Pacific Division. They host the Dallas Stars on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-SW+, NHL.TV).
Video: How Ryan Miller's injury will affect the Ducks