Ducks' Sami Vatanen: Out until November

Vatanen (shoulder) is expected to miss the opening month of the season after undergoing offseason surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Vatanen -- who was has been skating with his teammates in the offseason -- would miss the Ducks' first 11 contests if he is unavailable until Nov. 1. His absence could be difficult for Anaheim to overcome considering it will also be without Hampus Lindholm (shoulder). With both players sidelined, coach Randy Carlyle will likely have to turn to Jaycob Megna and Korbinian Holzer in the interim.

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