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Andersen, Rakell add to Ducks' injury list

Forward Perron has separated shoulder, will miss start of playoffs

by @NHL

Anaheim Ducks forward David Perron has a separated shoulder that is expected to sideline him for the start of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and goaltender Frederik Andersen has a concussion, the Ducks announced Friday.

Forward Rickard Rakell will miss a week because of appendicitis and defenseman Hampus Lindholm won't be in the lineup Friday against the Vancouver Canucks (10 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-SD, PRIME, NHL.TV) because of an illness.

The Ducks recalled goaltender Anton Khudobin and forward Chris Wagner from San Diego of the American Hockey League.

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Perron, who hurt his shoulder March 20, will miss 4-6 weeks from the time of the injury, which at a minimum would keep him out until midway through the Western Conference First Round (the Stanley Cup Playoffs begin April 13). He had eight goals and 20 points in 28 regular-season games with the Ducks after being acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan. 16 for forward Carl Hagelin.

Andersen sustained the concussion Wednesday in an 8-3 win against the Calgary Flames after entering the game in the second period in relief of John Gibson, who left the game for precautionary reasons following a collision with Lindholm. Andersen allowed three goals on five shots and Gibson returned to play the third period.

Rakell is second on the Ducks this season with 20 goals and fourth with 43 points, each an NHL career high.

Lindholm leads Ducks defensemen with 10 goals and is second to Sami Vatanen with 28 points.

Khudobin is 3-3-0 with a 2.70 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in eight games this season with the Ducks. He is 19-7-3 with a 2.40 GAA and .922 save percentage in 30 AHL games.

Wagner was signed to a two-year contract Friday; financial terms were not disclosed. Wagner had four goals in 26 games for the Colorado Avalanche after being claimed off waivers from the Ducks on Nov. 15, and was reacquired via waivers Feb. 25. He would have been an unrestricted free agent July 1.

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