IRCam Fowler
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2 weeks ago

Ducks GM Bob Murray is pleased with how Fowler (leg) is progressing. "He's doing lateral movement in the gym," Murray said. "He's responded much better to this one than the one last year which is amazing because they thought this was worse. He's coming along really, really well."

EDGE Analysis

Arguably Anaheim's top left defenseman, Fowler is on pace to return at the beginning of December since he's doing so well in his recovery. He was averaging 22:43 of ice time before sustaining his injury, but Hampus Lindholm has since returned form an ailment of his own and that should alleviate some performance pressure on Fowler once he gets the green light to play again.

IRCam Fowler
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3 weeks ago

Fowler (leg) will be sidelined for 3-to-7 weeks.

EDGE Analysis

This is tough news for the Ducks and fantasy owners alike, as Fowler was averaging a whopping 26:14 of ice time per game through the first six contest of the season before leaving last Friday's matchup with Montreal with an apparent leg injury after logging just 1:40 of ice time. The 25-year-old rearguard was also averaging nearly 4:00 of ice time on the man advantage per game before sustaining his injury, so Anaheim will need to find a new quarterback for their top power-play unit for the foreseeable future. Brandon Montour will likely get the first crack at taking over that role for the Ducks.

IRCam Fowler
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1 month ago

Fowler (leg) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, per the NHL media site.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler's status remains up in the air after he underwent an MRI on Saturday according to coach Randy Carlyle. The Ducks are already without Sami Vatanen (shoulder) and Hampus Lindholm (shoulder), which leaves their blue line depth extremely thin. Prior to getting hurt, Fowler was averaging 26:14 of ice time and the team will no doubt struggle to replace his minutes.

IRCam Fowler
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1 month ago

Fowler suffered an apparent right leg injury in Friday's home clash with the Canadiens, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

As noted by Stephens, the power-play quarterback was unable to put any weight on the leg. Obviously the Ducks don't want to see any members of their flock in the training room, but the possibility of losing Fowler is particularly tough because he entered this game averaging a whopping 26:14 of ice time through six games. That's over three minutes more than the next highest skater in captain Ryan Getzlaf, who's dealing with a lower-body injury of his own. We expect to learn of Fowler's prognosis this weekend.

IRCam Fowler
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1 month ago

Fowler has recorded a goal and an assist with averaging 26:15 of ice time (4:13 on the power play) through the first four games of the season.

EDGE Analysis

With Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen both out with shoulder injuries, Fowler has been picking up the slack on the Anaheim blue line. The eight-year veteran is kick-starting another solid showing after posting 11 goals and 39 points in 2016-17. Even when the Ducks' blue line returns to full health, Fowler projects to remain a strong asset in most settings.

IRCam Fowler
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2 months ago

Fowler wasn't able to record a point in Sunday's 4-2 preseason defeat to Las Vegas.

EDGE Analysis

Even though the 25-year-old didn't capitalize on his 6:29 of power-play time, he still recorded two blocked shots and two shots on goal. The Canadian also recorded a team high 25:56 of time on ice, an encouraging sign for the 2017-18 season. Fowler will likely slot into a first-line pairing with Sami Vatanen, and a 40 point year is certainly feasible.

IRCam Fowler
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5 months ago

Fowler signed an eight-year contract extension with the Ducks that will net him $6.5 million annually, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a heavy monetary haul for Fowler, who the Ducks selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The 2017 NHL All-Star will make $2.5 million more per season than in his previous contract with Anaheim. Of course, defensemen come at a premium these days, and some would argue that Fowler deserves every penny after leading the way among Anaheim blueliners with 39 points (11 goals, 28 assists) this past season. Fantasy owners buying into Fowler ahead of the 2017-18 campaign will also appreciate how his ice time has started to climb near the 25-minute mark, which is about as much as you can expect from a man at his position.

IRCam Fowler
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6 months ago

Fowler collected two helpers in 25:37 of ice time in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Predators.

EDGE Analysis

Fowler has been a machine since returning from injury in Round 2, logging heavy minutes and contributing on offense with seven points through nine games. He's part of a young and lethal defense core that possesses a great balance of offensive and defensive capabilities. Fowler has never surpassed 40 points in his career, but he's a steady producer who makes significant contributions at both ends of the ice.

IRCam Fowler
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6 months ago

Fowler scored a goal and added an assist -- both in the third period -- during Friday's double-overtime win against Edmonton.

EDGE Analysis

The Ducks were down 3-0 before Fowler assisted on Anaheim's first goal late in the third period, and then he scored the second tally with just 2:11 remaining in regulation. Fowler missed the entire first series with a knee injury, and he had just one assist through the first four games of Round 2, so this was a huge and welcomed outburst. With a role on the No. 1 power-play unit, Game 5 might prove to be the beginning of a nice offensive run for Fowler.

IRCam Fowler
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7 months ago

Fowler (knee) is available for Wednesday's Game 1 matchup with Edmonton, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although coach Randy Carlyle wouldn't announce which of the returning guys would be back in the lineup versus the Oilers, one would have to imagine the Fowler will suit up. When healthy this year, the defenseman logged 24:51 of ice time in which he notched 11 goals and 28 helpers. In addition to his even-strength production, the 25-year-old spent time on both the power play and penalty kill and will likely be tasked with limiting Connor McDavid's time and space on the ice.