The Anaheim Ducks will be without hard-shooting defenseman Sheldon Souray for a while thanks to an off-ice injury.

The team announced Souray will miss the next 4-to-6 months after suffering a torn ligament in his right wrist while working out off the ice on July 17. He had it operated on back on July 25 and now they’ve got a big hole in their defensive corps. He could be back as early as late-November.

To that end the team also announced the signing of physical defenseman Mark Fistric formerly of the Oilers to a one-year deal.

Souray’s absence on the blue line delivers a harsh blow to a team that was already thin at that position.