By: Adam Gretz
During Anaheim's 1-0 win over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night Ducks forward Jason Blake suffered a severe cut to his wrist when he was stepped on by Brent Burns during a battle for a loose puck during the third period. On Saturday the Ducks announced that he will he need to undergo tendon surgery on Monday and will be sidelined for at least three months.
Said general manager Bob Murray in a statement released by the team, "Jason is resting at home and doing very well. This was an unfortunate, freak accident, but we are pleased to hear that Jason is expected to make a full and complete recovery. He's a real character person and teammate, and we look forward to having him back in our lineup when he's ready."
The 38-year-old Blake is currently in his 12th year in the NHL and has scored 206 goals with the Kings, Islanders, Maple Leafs and Ducks, including 16 goals in 76 games with Anaheim during the 2010-11 season. He was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center on Friday night and sutures and further evaluation.
Here's a look at how the injury happened on Friday, and don't worry, there's no blood or any visual sign of the injury. At the seven-second mark you see Blake fall into the faceoff circle right in front of Burns as he's going for the puck.