Ducks' Jakob Silfverberg out 4-6 weeks

Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg sustained a broken right hand when he was slashed in Friday night's game against Ottawa, his former team. He is expected to miss four to six weeks, the Ducks announced Saturday.

Silfverberg, 23, has four goals and three assists in 11 games. He had spent the bulk of the season alongside Teemu Selanne and Mathieu Perreault on the Ducks' second line.

Silfverberg was slashed by Ottawa's Jared Cowen in the third period of the Ducks' 2-1 win over the Senators. Silfverberg was acquired from Ottawa in July, along with prospect Stefan Noesen and a first-round draft pick in exchange for forward Bobby Ryan.



When: 3 p.m. PDT.

Where: Nationwide Arena.

On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 830.

Record vs. Blue Jackets (2013): 1-0-2.

ETC.: The Ducks gave goalie Frederik Andersen a two-year contract after he helped them beat Ottawa. Perreault sprained his left wrist in the game and is day to day, but forward Dustin Penner, who was knocked unconscious by an Oct. 20 hit from Colorado forward Ryan Garbutt, is cleared to play in Columbus.

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