Anaheim Ducks don’t plan to send teenage D Cam Fowler back to his junior team

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks plan to keep 18-year-old defenceman Cam Fowler for the season, deciding not to send him back to his junior team.

General manager Bob Murray said Tuesday the Ducks will stick with Fowler beyond the nine-game deadline for returning him to the OHL’s Windsor Spitfires.

Anaheim has been impressed by the 12th overall pick in last June’s draft. Fowler has one goal and two assists in six games with the Ducks.

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Fowler also has been cleared to return Wednesday after missing the past six games with a broken nose and a stiff neck. Phoenix’s Shane Doan ran him into the boards Oct. 17.

Ducks centre Kyle Chipchura also went on injured reserve Tuesday with a concussion resulting from a hit by San Jose defenceman Doug Murray last Saturday.