Ducks defenseman Ben Lovejoy is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks after suffering a fractured right finger. He was injured in the third period of Sunday night 4-1 loss to the San Jose Sharks after fighting with Sharks forward Joe Pavelski.

By SI Wire
October 28, 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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