News:Cam Fowler got an assist during the third period of the Ducks' loss to the Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Sunday.
Analysis: Despite a slow start, Cam Fowler had a solid finish to the regular season and continued some of that level of play in the postseason. As the Ducks look to next season, they have to be excited about his play at the end of this past season.
News:Cam Fowler got an assist in the third period of the Ducks' 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Thursday.
Analysis:Cam Fowler seems to have carried the momentum that he gained at the end of the regular season into the playoffs, with him now having registered an assist in both of the Ducks' playoff games.
News:Cam Fowler was credited with an assist in the first period of Tuesday's Game 1 victory over the Red Wings.
Analysis:Cam Fowler notched four points in the last five games of the season, and he continued to hum along offensively in this one. He's a fine option on the blue line in playoff pools.
News:Cam Fowler logged an assist in the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday.
Analysis:Cam Fowler appears to be at top form as the Ducks enter the postseason, having picked up four points in his five games since returning from his recent upper-body injury.
News:Cam Fowler was credited with an assist during the second period of the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Canucks on Thursday.
Analysis: With Thursday's assist, Cam Fowler now has three points in his four games since returning to the Ducks from his recent upper body injury.
News:Cam Fowler scored a goal at the end of the first period of the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Oilers on Sunday.
Analysis: After missing two games with an upper-body injury, Cam Fowler now has points in both of his games since returning.
Ducks' Fowler (Upper Body) Expected To Play Friday
News: Folwer (upper body) participated in practice Friday and is ready to return to the lineup, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler missed the team's last two games but should be in the lineup for Friday's game against Calgary. In 32 games this season, Fowler has recorded seven points.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) could return to Ducks' lineup as early as Friday against the Flames.
Analysis:Cam Fowler, who has seven points in 32 games this season, did not practice with the team on Tuesday and is listed as day-to-day.
News:Cam Fowler, who missed Saturday's game with an upper-body injury, is not participating in Tuesday's practice, according to Curtis Zupke of NHL.com.
Analysis: Given that the Ducks recalled two minor-league defensemen Tuesday, the odds are not looking great for Cam Fowler to play Wednesday against Columbus, but we'll see what unfolds in the next 24 hours. The fact that he skated on his own prior to practice provides some hope that he's not out longer term.
Ducks' Fowler (Upper Body) Absent From Saturday Morning Skate
News:Cam Fowler did not take part in Saturday's morning skate.
Analysis:Cam Fowler left Wednesday's game early and missed practice Friday, so all signs point towards an absence Saturday night against the Kings. Fantasy owners may want to circle back later to see what the official word on his status is.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) did not practice Friday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler left Wednesday's game early with an apparent upper body injury, and after missing practice Friday, his chances of playing Saturday against Los Angeles don't look good. The Ducks haven't elaborated on Fowler's condition, nor have they ruled Fowler out for Saturday, so continue to consider the 21-year-old day-to-day for the time being.
Fowler Registers Assist In Ducks' Victory Over Stars
News:Cam Fowler was credited with one assist in the Ducks 5-2 win over the Stars on Wednesday.
Analysis: Wednesday's assist is Cam Fowler's second-straight against the Stars. The Ducks will likely try to make him a factor again on Friday, when the team finishes their trip to Dallas.
News:Cam Fowler registered one assist in the second period of the Ducks' 4-0 win over the Stars on Monday.
Analysis:Cam Fowler's point productivity has been somewhat sporadic since returning from an upper-body injury earlier in the season.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) has been cleared to play after his full participation in Saturday's practice.
Analysis: Coach Bruce Boudreau wouldn't tip his hand about Cam Fowler's availability Sunday against the Avalanche, but his participation in practice seems to favor his being in the lineup. Boudreau may look to limit his ice time with the Ducks set to play again Monday, but it shouldn't be long before he's deployed as he normally would be.
Ducks' Fowler (Upper Body) Expected Back Sunday Or Monday
News: Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said Friday he figures Cam Fowler (upper body) will be ready to return either Sunday or Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler has been out since Feb. 2nd with the upper body injury, but it sounds like his return is around the corner. If the 21-year-old defenseman isn't quite ready for Sunday's tilt against Colorado, it seems likely he'll play in Los Angeles on Monday.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) could begin skating Tuesday. "He'll probably be on the ice tomorrow and we'll just take it one day at a time," coach Bruce Boudreau said.
Analysis:Cam Fowler has not played since February 2, when he left the game with an upper body injury after a hit against the boards. Fowler will be evaluated on a day-to-day basis once he begins skating, which could be as early as Tuesday.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) is unlikely to play during the remainder of the Ducks' road trip.
Analysis: The Ducks don't have another home game until Feb 18 against the Blue Jackets, so expect Cam Fowler to sit out the Ducks' three games before then. Fowler had to be helped off the ice on Feb 2 after being hit hard into the boards, and his recovery is taking longer than originally expected.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) will miss the start of the Ducks' road trip, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis: Coach Bruce Boudreau suggested that Cam Fowler could rejoin the team in the middle of their trip.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Sharks, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler left Saturday's game after taking a hit from Kings' forward Jarret Stoll. Coach Bruce Boudreau said, "He feels a lot better but it's a day-to-day thing." Don't expect Fowler to miss an extended period of time from this injury.
News:Cam Fowler (upper body) will be re-evaluated Monday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler -- the No. 12 overall pick in 2010 -- has just one assist to date in six games, with the bright spot for him on a statistical note being his plus-2 rating. He was minus-28 last season and minus-25 in 2010-11.
News:Cam Fowler left Saturday's game against Los Angeles with an upper-body inury after being driven into the boards. He was helped off the ice early in the second frame and didn't return.
Analysis: The injury isn't likely to ding many fantasy rosters, but if you have him, you should consider benching him for a few days.
News:Cam Fowler (illness) saw 22 minutes of ice time and recorded two PIM in Monday's victory over the Flames.
Analysis:Cam Fowler missed the Ducks' season opener Saturday, but he was back in action Monday night. He will have a couple days to rest before the Ducks kick off back-to-back games Friday and Saturday.
Fowler (Illness) Takes Part In Morning Skate, Expected To Play Monday
News:Cam Fowler (illness) took part in the Ducks' morning skate and is expected to play Monday against the Flames, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler sat out Saturday's opener with a stomach virus, but said he felt considerably better Sunday, taking part in practice and eating solid food. It looks like the flu symptoms have been flushed from his system, meaning he should see his normal allotment of minutes Monday.
News:Cam Fowler was scratched from Saturday's opener against Vancouver because of the flu, according to a report on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.
Analysis: At first, it was reported as a healthy scratch which would have been a huge surprise. He could be out for a few days given the strength of this virus.
News:Cam Fowler has returned to the US and is practicing, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler had been playing overseas in Sweden but has returned to prepare for the NHL season with the Ducks. Fowler registered 29 points while playing all 82 games last season for Anaheim. He figures to be part of the Ducks' first defensive pairing, but it remains to be seen who will line up next to him.
News:Cam Fowler signed with Sodertajle of Sweden on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler was hoping to avoid heading overseas, but with lockout negotiations proving fruitful, he ultimately decided to head to Sweden. Fowler had a bit of a disappointing sophomore campaign, scoring 29 points and posting a minus-28 rating.
News:Cam Fowler may explore playing overseas if the NHL lockout doesn't end soon, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler, who inked a five-year deal with the Ducks just prior to the lockout, has been working out in Dallas with many other NHL players. The usual caveat about risk of injury applies if he plays overseas, but staying fresh with some competitive hockey could help Fowler if/when the lockout ends.
News:Cam Fowler agreed to a five-year, $20 million contract with the Ducks on Saturday, TSN's Darren Dreger reports.
Analysis:Cam Fowler's production slipped last season despite him playing in all 82 games, but it was just his second year in the league, and his future is bright. The former first-rounder, who will not turn 21 until December, figures to be part of the Coyotes' top defensive pairing next time a regular season game is played.
News:Cam Fowler scored the Ducks' first goal in a 4-3 victory over the Western Conference leading Blues.
Analysis: The goal was No. 1 this season for Cam Fowler. Despite a season in which he's scored 12 points fewer than last year, it is obvious that the 20-year-old has great potential.
News:Cam Fowler scored the Ducks' first goal and registered an assist in a 4-2 loss to the Kings on Friday.
Analysis: The power-play goal was Cam Fowler's fourth of the season. The young defenseman has not had a bad season but some expected more of the 20-year-old who has played 72 games this season, registering just 27 points.
News:Cam Fowler's two assists in Monday's 5-3 loss to Anaheim snapped a six-game points drought.
Analysis: Last year's surprise rookie has respectable, if not frustrating numbers, with 15 points on the season and appears ready to challenge last year's minus-25 rating. Cam Fowler recently turned 20-years old and has struggled along with his Anaheim teammates. Expect the numbers to bounce back, as they have little where else to go.
News:Cam Fowler scored his first two goals of the season Sunday against Minnesota and he led the Ducks in ice time with 26:35
Analysis: With Lubomir Visnovsky out for a month, somebody is going to have to step up for the Ducks, and it will likely be Cam Fowler. That definitely increases his value.
News:Cam Fowler has tried to focus on the defensive end this season, and before Saturday he was better, at minus-2 while carrying a pretty heavy load in term of ice time, the Orange County Register reports. Alas, a lot of his good work got wiped out Saturday against the Wings, when he went minus-4 with no points in the Ducks' loss.
Analysis:Cam Fowler has a regular pairing with Francois Beauchemin on the blue line, which explains much of his improvement. His scoring is also down this year, with just five assists and no goals in 14 games so far. However, the power play time hasn't dropped off too much - he's still averaging over four minutes per game with the man advantage.
News:Cam Fowler logged a goal and an assist Saturday as Anaheim rolled over the defending Western Conference champs in Vancouver, 4-1.
Analysis: While he isn't likely to match fellow rearguard Lubomir Visnovsky's offensive numbers, Cam Fowler will be a solid late-round pick in most reasonably deep standard leagues. He should see plenty of power-play ice time, and may blossom nicely after a solid rookie year in 2010-11.
News: Fowler had a goal and an assist Wednesday night as the Ducks downed the Stars 4-3.
Analysis: He scored the goal in overtime at the 1:42 mark to win it for Anaheim. Fowler now has points (1G, 4A) in four of his last five contests after going pointless for 12 straight games.
News: Fowler collected an assist for the third straight game as Anaheim won at Los Angeles on Satruday.
Analysis: He's logging about half a point per game, which is respectable for a defenseman. But for those of you who play in leagues where plus/minus is a scoring category, his season-long minus-23 rating, easily the worst on the Anaheim roster, is a ball and chain dragging down your fantasy fortunes.
News: Fowler's assist in the Ducks' 5-2 loss to the Coyotes on Sunday was his first point since February 11.
Analysis: Fowler has 30 points (7 G, 23 A) in 2010-11, but his rookie campaign has not been without its share of growing pains. For example, just four skaters in the NHL currently have a plus/minus rating worse than his minus-27. But as ugly as that rating is, it's worth noting that Fowler is just 19 years old, and has plenty of room to grow.
News: Fowler potted the game-winning goal in Friday's overtime win over Calgary.
Analysis: The marker was his seventh of the season and came with just 19 seconds remaining in the extra frame. Fowler has played his way into the Calder Trophy race and he's been on a bit of a tear over his last 15 games with four goals and seven assists during that span.
News: Fowler tallied a power-play goal for the third consecutive game in Wednesday's loss to the Sharks.
Analysis: Fowler is logging tons of time on the power play, skating over seven minutes with the man advantage Wednesday.
News: Fowler had three assists in Friday's 6-0 stonewall of visiting Columbus.
Analysis: Two of the assists came with the man advantage to help get Fowler his first points in six games. On the flip side, this is the kid's first three-assist game of his young career and the rookie does have 21 points in 38 games from the blue line. Rock solid numbers - keeper league owners rejoice.
News: Fowler has had an important role with the Ducks and has had a strong season, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: At the beginning of the season, many speculated that he would be sent back to his junior team after the 10th game. Not only did he get to stay with the Ducks, he has logged 22 minutes per game. Fowler has made the most of his opportunity as his 12 points has tied him for the NHL lead among rookie defensemen.
News: Fowler scored the go-ahead goal for the Ducks on the power play in Monday's win over the Kings.
Analysis: Fowler's second goal of the season gives him a four-game point streak. The Ducks used him on the power play more than anyone else Monday night to boot.
News: Fowler is on a three-game point streak.
Analysis: Fowler is slowly showing the Ducks why keeping him in the NHL was a good decision. During the span of three games, Fowler recorded four assists and notched two against Phoenix on Saturday night. In 19 games with the Ducks he has 11 points, which ties him for second among team defensemen.
News: Fowler had a pair of helpers in a 4-2 win over the visiting Stars.
Analysis: Fowler is on a modest two-game point streak with a trio of assists. He has the making of a tremendous blueliner, but he will need time to get there - dynasty owners stay patient.
News: Fowler played in his 10th game of the season Tuesday night to officially trigger the first year of his three-year entry-level contract, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: The Ducks had already said that they would keep Fowler instead of sending him back to his junior team. With his steady play, Fowler has proven he has the skills to stay in the NHL. He has one goal and two assists with a minus-3 rating this season.
News: The Ducks announced Tuesday that they will keep Fowler with the team this season, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Ducks general manager Bob Murray made it official by telling the Register that he saw no reason for Fowler to be sent back to Windsor. Head coach Randy Carlyle said, ""It wasn't really that difficult a decision. The way Cam Fowler has played for our hockey club, it quite amazes me still to think we got him at 12th."
News: Fowler (neck) has been cleared to play and is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Head coach Randy Carlyle said that Fowler was ready for the game against San Jose, but wanted to get him up to speed before making him available. Fowler participated in a full practice on Monday and feels good after sitting out the past six games. Ducks' general manager Bob Murray is leaning toward him beyond the nine-game mark to trigger the first year of his entry-level contract; his next game will be his seventh.
News: Fowler (neck) did not play in Friday night's game against New Jersey, but is a possibility for Saturday night against San Jose, or Wednesday night against Tampa Bay, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Fowler is happy that the questions about his progress have moved from how he's recovering to when he will play. He said he's close to getting into the lineup, but that decision will rest solely with the coaching staff. For the next two games, he will be a game-time decision.
News: Fowler (neck) skated on his own after his teammates left the ice Friday and could play against New Jersey on Friday night, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis: "He's made huge strides in the last couple of days," head coach Randy Carlyle said. "We'll make a decision based upon how he tells us he feels." It sounds like the young defenseman will be a game-time decision, so you may want to wait until you see his name in the box score again before activating him since his return to the lineup Friday is far from a certainty.
News: Fowler (neck) missed another day of practice Tuesday, according to the Ducks' official Twitter page.
Analysis: Fowler will not play in Tuesday's game against the Stars, but there is still a chance he could return to the ice for Friday's game against the Devils. Fowler remains day-to-day for now.
News: Fowler did not practice Monday as his neck is slow to improve, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Fowler has missed the past three games and it is certain that he'll miss the fourth. Fowler said that he is slowly improving and that concussion symptoms have been ruled out. The problem is due to him not having a full range of motion in his neck. There is a possibility for his return this weekend, when the Ducks play New Jersey and San Jose at home.
News: Fowler (neck) did not practice with the team Sunday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Fowler has not skated since Friday in Detroit and his condition has been slow to improve. Head coach Randy Carlyle said, "He's kind of been in a flat period. We were thinking that he would be available to use in the first game of the trip and we were kind of surprised by it." He still remains day-to-day.
News: Fowler (face) will be scratched again for Saturday's game in Detroit, according to the Ducks' Official Twitter Page.
Analysis: Fowler is thought to be getting close, but this will be the third straight game he's missed due to a broken nose and stiff neck.
News: Fowler (face) took part in the full workout and did some extra skating on Friday, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: It appears that the Ducks are trying to get Fowler up to speed after missing the last two games due to his injury he suffered against the Coyotes. Fowler still remains questionable for Saturday's game against the Red Wings and if he does play, it will be a game-time decision.
News: Fowler (face) was scratched for the second consecutive game Thursday night, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: According to Fowler, "The nose doesn't even really hurt. It just looks worse than it really is." However, the team wants to protect its prized rookie by insuring that he is 100% before he returns to the ice. Based on the care they are giving him, it will be a surprise if he is returned to his junior team. Until he is completely healthy, his availability will be a game-time decision.
Ducks' Fowler Possible for Game Against Philadelphia
News: Fowler (face) is a possibility to play against Philadelphia Thursday night, according to the Orange County Register.
Analysis: Fowler took part in the morning skate and the warmup Wednesday, but also said that he had stiffness in his neck, which was likely the factor in being scratched. Head coach Randy Carlyle said, "He wasn't too chipper earlier but he seemed a lot better later." With Fowler, it is still a game-time decision whether or not he sees action.
News: Fowler (nose) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets, according to the Ducks' Official Twitter Feed.
Analysis: He's not thought to be out long, but if he's not ready in the next few games one has to also wonder if this will have some small effect on whether the Ducks keep Fowler in the NHL or send him back to juniors when that decision has to be made.
News: Fowler (nose) will be a game-time decision against the Blue Jackets on Wednesday night, the Ducks' official site reports.
Analysis: He participated in the morning skate and will give pre-game warmups a spin before a determination of his availability is made. If Fowler is unable to play, Danny Syvret will step into the lineup after being called up from Syracuse (AHL).
News: Fowler participated in practice on Tuesday, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: Folwer said that he was feeling fine and that he wasn't wearing any additional protection other than his normal visor. Head coach Randy Carlyle said that Fowler looked fine to him but was still listing him as "probable" for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jackets.