The Anaheim Ducks may have won their home opener on Friday night 1-0, but they will be without left wing Jason Blake for three months. Blake suffered a deep laceration on his left wrist when he was accidentally stepped on by defenseman Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. You can see the play here:
Blake will have surgery on Monday at the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles to repair tendon damage in his left wrist. Ducks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray released a statement on Saturday:
"Jason is resting at home and doing very well. This was an unfortunate, freak accident, but we are pleased to hear that Jason is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He's a real character person and teammate, and we look forward to having him back in our lineup when he's ready."
The 38-year old Blake is in his third season with Anaheim, and scored 16 goals and had 16 assists in 76 games in the 2010-2011 season. The Ducks host the St. Louis Blues Sunday night at Honda Center.
For more on whom the Ducks will use to replace Jason Blake, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.