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Ducks forward Perry sidelined with knee injury

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Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry will not play Sunday against the Winnipeg Jets because of a knee injury he sustained Friday in a game against the Minnesota Wild. He will be re-evaluated when the Ducks return to Anaheim.

Perry received treatment in Winnipeg on Saturday. There is no timetable for his return.

Corey Perry
Corey Perry
Right Wing - ANA
GOALS: 14 | ASST: 8 | PTS: 22
SOG: 68 | +/-: 11
Perry missed the final 50:20 against the Wild at Xcel Energy after he was knocked into the boards along the right wall on a hip check by Minnesota defenseman Keith Ballard. Favoring his left leg, he needed assistance to leave the ice and immediately left the bench.

Anaheim won the game, 5-4.

Perry leads the Ducks with 14 goals and is second with 22 points in 23 games. He missed five games last month because he contracted the mumps virus. That's the most Perry has missed at one time since losing 15 games to a lacerated quad tendon in 2008.

Perry had two points in his first six games after returning from the illness, but had five in the three games prior to Friday.

Without Perry, Boudreau was forced to consistently shuffle his forward lines while playing with 11 forwards.

The team recalled Rickard Rackell from Norfolk of the American Hockey League on Saturday.

"We've been without [Perry] before already this season and we have the depth in the organization to fill those roles," Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said. "It's not one that is going to fill Perry's void. He's a goal-scorer on our team and he does a lot of good things for us. We'll have to collectively do it."

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