The Anaheim Ducks look for their first two-game winning streak in 27 days on Sunday night as they host the Minneosta Wild at Honda Center. Anaheim, who beat the Vancouver Canucks on Friday night 4-3 at home, last won consecutive games when their win over the San Jose Sharks on October 17 was their fourth straight victory.
The Wild have the honor of being the only team to lose to the Ducks on their seven-game road trip, as Anaheim won 3-2 in Minneapolis on October 27. The Ducks lost three of four matchups with the Wild last season, though two of those were in overtime.
Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky broke his finger in Friday's win over Vancouver and is expected to miss four weeks, the Ducks announced on Saturday. Visnovsky has one goal and three assists in 16 games this season. The injury is another blow for Anaheim, who is also without George Parros until December after eye surgery.
"I think we’d like to find more minutes for Lucas Sbisa," Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle told NHL.com on Saturday. "We’ve been consciously trying to do that in some of these games. I think he was up over 15 now [on average]. Now he’s going to bear some more minutes. I think we’d like to look at Sbisa from a defensive side [for] more of those minutes versus offensive minutes."
Sunday's 5 p.m. PST game will be televised by Prime Ticket. For more Ducks hockey news and notes, be sure to read Anaheim Calling.