Injury sidelines Ducks' Perry for 6 weeks

March 7, 2008 at 3:50 PM
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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 7 (UPI) -- Anaheim Ducks leading goal scorer Corey Perry will be sidelined for about six weeks following surgery on his injured right leg, the team announced Friday.

Ducks General Manager Brian Burke said Perry was "doing very well" after surgery performed by Dr. Andy Parker, the team physician.

"His injury is not career-threatening and we expect him back 100 percent in approximately six weeks," Burke said.

Perry is expected to be out the rest of the regular season.

Parker operated on Perry's leg, above the knee, to repair a damaged tendon Thursday night in a Denver hospital, where the player was taken after being injured during a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

Perry, who has scored 29 goals this season, was cut by a skate blade of Denver goalie Jose Theodore in the third period.

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