Ducks' Ben Lovejoy out 6-8 weeks with broken finger

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Ducks' Ben Lovejoy expected to miss 6-8 weeks after breaking finger during fight
Tuesday October 28th, 2014

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks after suffering a fractured right finger, the team announced

Lovejoy was injured in the third period of Sunday night's 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks after fighting with Sharks forward Joe Pavelski. The team recalled defenseman Josh Manson from their Norfolk AHL affiliate to fill the roster spot. 

As a result of the fight, Sharks forward John Scott was suspended for two games for coming off the bench on a legal line change and fighting Anaheim forward Tim Jackman.

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Lovejoy, 30, joined Anaheim in 2013 after being traded from the Pittsburgh Penguins. He had 18 points in 78 games last season for the Ducks, and has one assist and a +2 rating in averaging 17:58 minutes of ice time in nine games for Anaheim this season. 

The Ducks have started the season 7-2-0 and are in first place in the Pacific Division. They play the Chicago Blackhawks on the road on Tuesday night.

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