"All brand new stuff. I don't have my sticks. I don't have anything. It's all in Memphis," Wisniewski said Sunday after the
The defenseman, who was the most high-profile acquisition in six Anaheim trades before last week's trading deadline, suffered a left foot bone bruise in his final game with the
In Sunday's practice, the powerful right-handed shooter skated and shifted freely on the foot.
Wisniewski said he was told "storms" have delayed the arrival of the gear. He practiced with teammate
"I'll play, but it's an issue," Wisniewski said. "I'm worried about having stuff I'm not used to. And then I get judged by it. At least my foot feels good."
Wisniewski said he's been told the final chance to get his equipment in time is if the weather allows a shipment that can arrive at Honda Center by Monday morning. From there, General Manager Bob Murray, who's scheduled to fly to Vancouver on Monday, will bring it north with him.
"I'll give him a big hug and kiss if he did that for me," Wisniewski said of the gruff Murray. "If it doesn't get to Vancouver, I won't have it until Minnesota [for Friday's game], because of Customs."
More on health
In addition to Wisniewski, defensemen
The Ducks demoted forward Chris Wagner to minor league Norfolk (Va.) on Sunday to clear a roster spot.
Beleskey hasn't been cleared for contact yet, and Vatanen said he's practicing "with no pain, so I should be coming back soon."
Holzer, formerly of the
Earning playing time for the
The Ducks (42-18-7) venture to three Western Conference teams in playoff position on this week's journey,
"We're catching teams in a real good state of urgency, playing their best, and it's up to us to match their level," Ducks Coach
Turning power on
Wisniewski said it's "mind-blowing" that the Ducks' power play unit is 23rd in the
The team devoted much attention to special teams Sunday at a full, extended practice. Boudreau said it's crucial to sharpen the power play because "in the playoffs, it can win you games."
"Last year in the first round, we had seven goals — led the NHL — after a mediocre year on the power play."
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