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Ducks' Fowler day-to-day with leg injury

by Curtis Zupke

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said defenseman Cam Fowler is day-to-day after Fowler left practice Thursday with an apparent leg injury.

Fowler had to be helped off the ice and did not put weight on his leg and appeared to be a lot of pain but Boudreau said it wasn't severe.

"He's actually not bad right now," Boudreau said. "You always get nervous when you sort of think you hurt something. You never know how much it is. Right now it's day-to-day. The trainer didn't say it was too bad. I'm expecting him, maybe not in the lineup Saturday [for Anaheim's preseason finale], but for sure [for the season opener Oct.9 at] Pittsburgh."

Bodureau said they were likely taking precaution by not putting any weight on the leg. Fowler sprained his left MCL when hit by the Colorado Avalanche forward Patrick Bordeleau on March 14, 2014 and missed 12 games last season.

Fowler, 22, is entering his fifth season after being the 12th pick in the 2010 NHL Draft. He had six goals and 36 points in 70 games last season.

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