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Brewer (foot) was activated from injured reserve Thursday.

Brewer's return puts the Ducks roster at full health for the first time in a long while. He's not expected to displace any of the other Anaheim's blueliners from Thursday's lineup, however, but a return to action Friday against the Blackhawks seems more probable.

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Brewer (broken foot) is scheduled to visit with doctors in the near future and expects to be cleared for a return to action, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Acquired by the Ducks on Nov. 28, Brewer broke his foot in his first game with his new team and hasn't played since. He's since resumed practicing with the team and should be on track to return in the near future, though a regular lineup role won't necessarily be waiting for him.

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Brewer (broken foot) mixed in with the Ducks' defensive pairings during Friday's morning skate, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer had previously been limited to skating on his own, so his participation in Friday's session represents another step forward. He could be only a few days away from being activated from injured reserve, though it's possible that the Ducks will send him out on a conditioning assignment since he's been out for the last month and a half.

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Brewer (broken foot) has been able to resume skating on his own, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer hasn't practiced with the team yet, so it's tough to project a return timetable for him. The blueliner has been limited to just 19 games this season due to the injury.

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Brewer (foot) is no longer in a walking boot, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer may begin skating next week, but is still a ways off from returning to game action. Once Brewer starts skating, he'll need multiple practices and perhaps even a rehab assignment before an activation would be considered.

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Brewer (foot) is no longer using crutches, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer is now sporting a walking boot, which will still probably keep him off the ice for at least another week. Once he starts skating, he'll need multiple practices and quite possibly a rehab assignment before an activation would be considered.

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Brewer (foot) is still considered week-to-week with his recovery, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer continues to use crutches and may not be ready to play by early January as was initially projected. Although the Ducks' defense was ravaged by injuries at the time of Brewer's acquisition, the blue line should be back at close to full strength when he's finally activated from injured reserve.

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Brewer (foot) was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

With the Ducks adding the Colby Robak to their roster after he was acquired from the Panthers earlier in the day, Brewer was placed on IR to create room. Brewer, a recent acquisition himself, will likely remain out until January after fracturing a bone in his foot Monday night.

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Brewer will miss four-to-six weeks after he was diagnosed with a broken bone in his foot, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

The Ducks might be experiencing some buyer's remorse after surrendering a third-round pick and only getting two games from Brewer, who was acquired from the Lightning last week. He'll now likely be out through the New Year, becoming yet another blueliner to fall victim to a long-term injury. His loss will be cushioned a little by the impending return of Clayton Stoner (mumps), who is set to play Wednesday night.

Eric Brewer D ANA 2 Months

Brewer injured his foot in Monday's game against the Bruins, Janis Carr of the Orange County Register reports.

Brewer was playing in just his second game with the Ducks before acquiring the injury, the severity of which remains unknown at this point. He'll undergo tests later Tuesday to reveal the full extent of the injury, but a potential long-term absence in the event of a fracture would be a crippling blow to the Ducks' blue line. After all, the injuries to Francois Beauchemin, Ben Lovejoy and Mark Fistric motivated the Ducks to give up a future third-round pick in return for Brewer in the first place.