Ducks Key Forward Set to Miss Time

The Anaheim Ducks will be without another one of their key forwards for a bit. The club has announced that veteran winger Alex Killorn will undergo knee surgery next week, which will keep him out of action for the next four to six weeks. 

With the Ducks among the worst teams in the NHL, Killorn being out does not impact their playoff hopes. However, it is still tough to hear that he will need to miss time again, as he is a mentor to the club's younger players and a notable part of their top nine. 

Killorn joined the Ducks this offseason on a four-year, $25 million contract after an excellent 11-year stint with the Tampa Bay Lightning. So far, Killorn is off to a decent start in Orange County, as he has six goals and 19 points in 34 games played. Now, his season will need to be put on pause because of this latest injury. 

With Killorn going to miss a good chunk of time, the Ducks will rely on their other forwards to help replace his offense. Isac Lundestrom is one player who could get a bigger role due to Killorn's absence.

We will need to wait and see how the Ducks perform without Killorn in their lineup from here. Here's to hoping that he has a speedy recovery from surgery and does not suffer any setbacks in his recovery.

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