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Monday, November 7, 2011
George Parros may miss 4 weeks

By Dan Arritt
ESPNLosAngeles.com

The Anaheim Ducks will be without forward George Parros for approximately four weeks because of a torn retina in his left eye, the team announced.

Parros underwent laser surgery on Monday afternoon to correct the injury, which occurred when he was struck by a deflected puck during practice Friday in Detroit.

Parros is known more for his enforcer role on the Ducks. He has one assist and 21 penalty minutes in 11 games this season. He's the second forward on the Ducks to be sidelined by injury this season. Jason Blake is out until January after undergoing surgery to repair tendons in his forearm that were cut by a skate blade Oct. 14 against San Jose.

Second-line center Saku Koivu and defenseman Francois Beauchemin also missed practice Monday with the flu.

The Ducks, who have the worst scoring average in the league (1.86 goals a game), have lost five straight and eight of their last nine.

Dan Arritt covers the NHL for ESPNLosAngeles.com.