Ducks Announce Timeline For Leo Carlsson's Ugly Looking Knee Injury

 It certainly didn't look good when Anaheim Ducks star rookie Leo Carlsson had his leg crumpled under him by MacKenzie Weegar Friday night, and the team feared the worst, possibly even a season-ending injury. But the diagnosis is in, and it appears they've avoided disaster. 

It's a grade 1 MCL tear, and Carlsson is expected to be out for 4-to-6 weeks. 

Carlsson, who turns 19 on Boxing Day, had his leg bent awkwardly under him in the collision midway through the third period against the Calgary Flames. 

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft has been treated with kid gloves by the Ducks, as they began the year with a "load management" type of schedule, having him sit out games now and again. In 23 contests, he's done well, with eight goals and seven assists for 15 points. He's played about 18 minutes a night. 

Unfortunately, it'll probably be February before Ducks fans see him back in the lineup.