Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  By L.A. TIMES  |  Last updated 10/28/13
The Ducks on Monday sent center Saku Koivu and goalie Viktor Fasth home to Anaheim for evaluation and treatment of their injuries. Koivu was knocked out in Sundays 4-3 victory at Columbus the fourth game of the Ducks' eight-game road trip that continues through Nov. 4. Late in the second period, Koivu was struck by Columbus' Brandon Dubinsky after passing a puck into the Blue Jackets zone. Koivu had to be helped from the ice and didn't return; Dubinsky was ejected. The NHL protocol for a player who is knocked unconscious is to have the player undergo medical evaluation and follow-up tests as Ducks forward Dustin Penner was after being knocked out by Colorados Ryan Garbutt on Oct. 20, returning to the team for Sundays game. Fasth, meanwhile, suffered a lower-body injury at the end of practice Oct. 17 and hasn't played since as call-up Frederik Andersen has gone 3-0, including Sundays victory. Fasth will receive physical therapy in Anaheim, a team spokesman said. The Ducks, preparing to play again Tuesday in Philadelphia, called up center Rickard Rakell from the teams minor-league affiliate in Norfolk, Va., on Monday. Rakell, 20, had four goals and an assist in nine games for Norfolk. -Lance Pugmire
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