Originally posted on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 2/5/14

PHILADELPHIA - JANUARY 12: Mark Fistric #28 of the Dallas Stars lays a hit against Blair Betts #11 of the Philadelphia Flyers on January 12, 2010 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Anaheim Ducks have placed defenseman Mark Fistric on the Injured Reserved list with a Lower-Body Injury.The blue-collar Fistric will be on the list until the Olympic break has concluded, a blow to a guy that just six days ago Ducks' coach Bruce Boudreau had heaped a ton of praise on while clearing the way for the under-achieving Luca Sbisa to return from a torn tendon in his hand."It isn’t like a normal year when he’d be a guy where you’d pencil in right now," Boudreau said to beat writers last Wednesday when Sbisa was activated. "We’re playing pretty good. I think we’re pretty good defensively most nights. He’s (Sbisa) not coming in to get anointed. He’s going to have earn a spot there as Mark Fistric earned a spot. Sat out 10 games in a row earlier on in the year, (now) he's earned his place."Photo credit: Mark J. Terrill/APSbisa was in the lineup just hours later, perhaps just to showcase the talented blue liner as the trade deadline nears - because later that e...
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