The Ducks announced after the game last night that Andy Sutton broke his thumb in a scrum with Red Wings defenseman (and former Duck) Ruslan Salei. Sutton did not return to the game after the scrum, which occurred in the middle of the second period.
Sutton was reportedly wearing a cast after the game and will be reevaluated further today. In the interim, Brett Festerling has been recalled from Syracuse to be the 7th d-man for the Ducks.
The Ducks play Nashville this evening, but it is more likely that Luca Sbisa, who was a healthy scratch against Detroit, will be in the line-up.
For the Ducks, whose defense is already lacking, this is not the way to start the season.