Cam Fowler out at least 3 more weeks with knee injury

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will be sidelined for at least three more weeks because of a sprained knee.

The Ducks announced the timetable for Fowler's return on Saturday.

Fowler was injured early in Anaheim's victory over Philadelphia last week, and he has missed three straight games. The Ducks say the U.S. Olympian is expected to sit out for four to six weeks, which possibly sidelines him through the All-Star break in late January.

Fowler leads the Ducks with more than 22.5 minutes of ice time per game. He had three goals and nine assists while playing in each of Anaheim's first 34 games.

The Ducks are already without defenseman Simon Despres. He hasn't played since mid-October while recovering from a concussion.