Ducks hurting for certain going into regular season’s home stretch

The Ducks announced a number of injuries and illnesses after Friday’s morning skate at the Honda Center. Here’s the list:

Goalie Frederik Andersen suffered a concussion during a relief appearance during an 8-3 victory Wednesday against the Calgary Flames. He was unavailable to play in Friday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. His layoff is to be determined, but the Ducks recalled Anton Khudobin from San Diego of the AHL.

Left wing David Perron has a separated right shoulder and will be lost to the team for between four to six weeks, an MRI revealed. Perron was hurt during the Ducks’ victory March 20 over the Winnipeg Jets. Perron sat out for the sixth game Friday. He has been able to work out in the gym, but hasn’t resumed skating yet.

Center Rickard Rakell underwent an appendectomy and will be sidelined for up to one week. Chris Wagner was recalled from San Diego to fill his spot. Rakell fell ill and couldn’t play Wednesday. It was later determined that he needed an appendectomy. Ryan Getzlaf had a similar procedure earlier this season.

Defenseman Hampus Lindholm was sent home before the morning skate Friday because he was ill.

The Ducks also were without defensemen Kevin Bieksa and Simon Despres because of upper-body injuries.

Ducks left wing David Perron returns to Orange County for MRI exam on injured right shoulder

Ducks left wing David Perron suffered an injured right shoulder during their 3-2 overtime victory Sunday over the Winnipeg Jets. How serious it is will be determined by an MRI exam. Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau told reports Perron has returned to Orange County for further examination. Boudreau said Perron is “week to week.”

Game report: Ducks 4, Kings 2

Key play: Team captain Ryan Getzlaf’s first even-strength goal of the season gave the Ducks an early lead and propelled them to a 4-2 victory Thursday over the Kings at Staples Center. Getzlaf scored for only the fourth time in 2015-16 and the Ducks went on to win their fifth in a row.

Pivotal performer: Ducks left wing David Perron scored one goal and assisted on two others, giving him three goals and eight points in six games since they acquired him and defenseman Adam Clendening on Jan. 15 from the Pittsburgh Penguins for left wing Carl Hagelin.

Milestone moment: Getzlaf recorded his 500th career assist when he set up Perron for a first-period goal. Getzlaf reached the mark in his 755th game in the NHL. Teemu Selanne holds the franchise record with 533 assists, set during two stints with the club.

Quote, unquote: “When he scored, everybody was really, really happy for him on the bench,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said of Getzlaf’s first-period goal. “In the history of this team, if he’s playing the way he can, like he was tonight, usually the rest of the team follows suit.”

Welcome back: Kings winger Kyle Clifford returned to the lineup after sitting out 24 games because of a concussion suffered in a Dec. 6 game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He spent the All-Star weekend with the AHL’s Ontario Reign and was activated from injured reserve before the game.

Goalie change: Jonathan Quick gave up three goals on nine shots before Kings coach Darryl Sutter replaced him with Jhonas Enroth early in the second period. Ryan Garbutt beat Quick with a laser off the rush 2:41 into the middle period, giving the Ducks a 3-0 lead and prompting the switch.

No fight club: Ducks defenseman Josh Manson and Kings winger Milan Lucic seemed poised for a rematch of their epic fight during an exhibition game in September before the officials kept them apart. Manson was mad that Lucic was mad at Hampus Lindholm after a hard hit on Anze Kopitar.

Faceoff frenzy: The Ducks dominated the Kings in the faceoff circle, winning 31 of 57 (54 percent). Among their biggest winners were Ryan Kesler (10 of 15) and Rickard Rakell (7 of 11). Kopitar was the Kings’ biggest loser through two periods, losing nine of 12. He was credited with 11 of 20 wins by game’s end, however.

Ducks acquire David Perron, Adam Clendening from Penguins for Carl Hagelin in late-night swap

Hours after the Ducks took a 4-2 victory from the Dallas Stars on Friday at the Honda Center, the team announced it had traded left wing Carl Hagelin to the Pittsburgh Penguins for left wing David Perron and defenseman Adam Clendening. The trade was announced a few minutes before midnight.

Hagelin, 27, scored four goals and 12 points in 43 games with the Ducks, including an assist during Friday’s victory over the Stars. He had not produced as expected or needed for the underachieving Ducks (19-17-7), however. He had been playing on a line with fellow Swede Jakob Silfverberg on right wing and center Ryan Kesler.

“I think our line, we’re very good defensively, but we should have the skill to score some goals,” Silfverberg said Friday. “Lately, we’ve been finding some opportunities and putting some pucks in the net. I feel like this is a step in the right direction. If we keep playing like this we’re going to be a dangerous line.”

Perron, 27, had four goals and 16 points in 43 games this season with the Penguins. He is a more physical player than Hagelin and was second on the Penguins with 105 hits this season. He also is a three-time 20-goal scorer, and had a career-best 28 in 2013-14.

Clendening, 23, has score one goal and five points in 30 games in the NHL with the Penguins, Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks.  He made his NHL debut with the Blackhawks last season.

The Ducks acquired Hagelin last summer from the New York Rangers in exchange for Long Beach native Emerson Etem, a left wing.