Ducks’ Josh Manson out five to 10 weeks with MCL sprain

Anaheim Ducks' Josh Manson (42) is assisted by staff and referee Dean Morton (36) after Manson apparently suffered an injury during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars. (Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Anaheim Ducks defenceman Josh Manson will miss the next five to 10 weeks with an Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) sprain.

The 28-year-old was injured last Thursday in a game against Dallas after falling awkwardly into the boards while attempting to deliver a hit.

It’s a big loss on the back end for Anaheim, which is off to a decent 8-6-0 record to start the year.

Manson had three assists through 11 games and averaged 19:22 of ice time.

In other Ducks injury news, fellow defenceman Hampus Lindholm is day-to-day with a lower-body injury while forward Ondrej Kase is also day to day with a jaw ailment.

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