Ducks place Ondrej Kase on injured reserve

ANAHEIM – The Ducks put Ondrej Kase on injured reserve Thursday after the winger suffered an apparent head injury Monday night in a loss to Calgary.

The move was made retroactive to Tuesday, which means Kase will miss a minimum of two more contests – Friday’s road game at Colorado and Sunday’s home contest against Buffalo.

Kase left Monday’s game in the latter stages of the first period after he turned around in the offensive zone and was hit in nasal area by Calgary defenseman Dougie Hamilton. He has a goal and an assist in three games.

“This is a physical game,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “He’s a guy that has got to protect himself in those situations. It’s unfortunate but now somebody else gets an opportunity to play ahead.”

Kase does have a concussion history, having suffered one during the 2015-16 season with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls that limited him to just 25 games played.

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