Ducks' Lydman out indefinitely

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, Last Updated: 10:18 AM ET

Anaheim- Anaheim Ducks defenceman Toni Lydman will be sidelined indefinitely due to concerns over a case of acute double vision.

Lydman has undergone tests, which have ruled out most major medical concerns but, at the same time, have not identified the root of the problem.

The 32-year-old is still being bothered by slight residual symptoms and will be unable to skate and train for the upcoming season until the problem is diagnosed and another series of tests are completed.

"Our top priority is Toni's health," said general manager Bob Murray. "Toni is feeling much better and we are encouraged by the results of his recent tests. However, we will proceed with caution until we can identify the source of the problem.'

Lydman signed with the Ducks on the first day of free agency on July 1 after he scored four goals and 16 assists in 67 games for Buffalo last season and added one helper in six playoff games.

Over nine seasons with Calgary and Buffalo, the native of Finland has tallied 33 times and registered 198 points in 660 regular-season games. He has scored three goals and chipped in with eight assists in 46 career playoff games.

The Flames made Lydman a fourth-round selection in 1996 and he first appeared in the NHL during the 2000-01 season.


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