Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler will have surgery Friday for a facial fracture sustained when he was hit by a puck Monday night.
A CT scan revealed a complex fracture that involved the orbital bone, the team announced, adding that the length of his absence will be determined after the surgery.
Fowler was hit in the face by a shot from Nashville's Craig Smith with 3:06 remaining in regulation of a 2-1 Anaheim overtime victory.
He is in the first year of an eight-year, $52 million contract extension signed last year.
Fowler, a 2010 first-round pick, has three goals and seven assists for the Ducks this season.
Ducks' Cam Fowler set for surgery after taking puck to face