A strange incident in practice Saturday has sent left wing Kyle Calder to injured reserve with a hyphema in his left eye (blood in the iris). He is expected to miss 2-4 weeks.
“It’s a freak thing that happens — he deflected the puck into himself,” head coach Randy Carlyle said Sunday. “It’s one of those things in hockey.”
A hyphema can be serious depending on its severity. Carlyle said that Calder’s progress will be monitored closely over the next 72 hours.
The Ducks recalled Matt Beleskey from Toronto of the American Hockey League. Beleskey played 13:13 while taking Calder’s left-wing spot on a line with Todd Marchant and Petteri Nokelainen. Beleskey had four hits, second only to Ryan Getzlaf, and a team-high two giveaways.
“I thought that Calder and Nokelainen and Marchant were giving us some checking minutes,” Carlyle said. “It’s always a loss.”