Report: No timeline to Ducks’ Perry knee injury

Minnesota Wild defenceman Keith Ballard landed a massive hip check against Ducks star Corey Perry, taking him out by the knees and forcing him to leave the game.

Anaheim Ducks star forward Corey Perry has no timeline for a return after suffering a knee injury against the Minnesota Wild on Friday night, according to Helene Elliott of the LA Times.

The Ducks are waiting until they return back from their current three-game road trip to give a further update.

Helene Elliott on Twitter

Helene Elliott on Twitter

The injury occurred in the first period of Anaheim’s 5-4 win over the Wild, when defenceman Keith Ballard delivered a hip check on Perry. He wasn’t able to put any weight on his left leg afterwards and was helped off by the team’s trainer.

Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau voiced his displeasure with the hit after the game, specifically on who delivered the hit.

“Ballard’s done that a couple times now. He hits low, I don’t know if it was too low or what because I didn’t want to look at it yet,” Boudreau said. “I’ll look at it on the plane, but it is what it is and we’ll just readjust.”

Anaheim is in Winnipeg to play the Jets on Sunday before returning home to play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

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Perry missed time in early November after he was diagnosed with the mumps. Since his return, the 29-year-old has seven points in 10 games. He also leads the team in goals with 14.

With files from the Associated Press.

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