Ducks' Eaves won't return for playoffs due to Guillain-Barre syndrome
The veteran winger has been sidelined for all but two games this season after being diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), and won't be available until September at the earliest, Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle confirmed Thursday.
GBS is a serious and rare disorder in which a patient's immune system attacks the nervous system.
Eaves signed a three-year, $9.45-million contract with the Ducks last summer after scoring 32 goals in 2016-17.
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