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Ducks' Rakell has surgery to remove scar tissue, out 2 weeks

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Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell will be off skates for at least two weeks.

The club announced the 23-year-old underwent surgery to remove scar tissue relating to his appendectomy in the spring.

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Rakell was replaced on Sweden's World Cup roster by Patrik Berglund earlier in the week, after he was hospitalized with a stomach virus.

A first-round pick in 2011, Rakell scored 20 goals - a career high - in 72 games last season.

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