Day of 2 training camp was not kind to Jason Jaffray and Joe DiPenta.
DiPenta started the morning on the ice but finished with a visit to the dentist. A deflected puck struck the defenseman in the mouth and knocked out at least one tooth. He did not take part in the team’s scrimmage.
The news was worse for Jaffray, whom the Ducks acquired in a June trade from Calgary for Logan MacMillan. The forward was diagnosed with a sprained medial collateral ligament and a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he suffered in an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday.
The 29-year-old forward will be evaluated Tuesday to determine the
course of action, but history indicates that surgery and a potentially
long rehabilitation period are likely.
“He was here in excellent shape,” said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle,
who coached Jaffray with the Manitoba Moose in 2004-05. “We felt Jason
Jaffray could definitely come in and challenge for a
position on our hockey club. If he didn’t play here, he would support
our lineup going forward. You’d have to go a long ways before you find a
more committed athlete, and this is a tough break.”
The news was better for defenseman Toni Lydman, who is recovering from a bout of double vision last week. He wasn’t on the ice but worked out in the gym with teammates at Anaheim ICE.