But Bourque is expected to be on Anaheim’s fourth line tonight, elevated over forward
The Ducks (30-10-6) meet the
“When you get in the lineup, you can’t be ordinary,” Ducks Coach
"When you're in the lineup, you've got to do something – not just being there – you've got to do something on a positive note that helps us win."
Bourque, acquired from the
"Obviously, I'd like to score more. Been bouncing around a lot on different lines every game, in and out a bit," Bourque said. "To stay in the lineup every night, you've got to play better to do that."
"I'm playing better than I did when I was in Montreal … skating better, moving my feet more, playing better defensively, in better shape."
"It's nice to have [line stability], but I'm not in that situation. If you play well, you're going to stay in. Obviously, I want to stay in, so I'm hoping I play well tonight."
FISTRIC DEMOTED: The Ducks moved defenseman
Fistric was nagged by an injured back early in the season, returned to play six games between Dec. 5-22, but has been a healthy scratch since as Francois Bewauchemin returned from a broken finger.
Brewer was due to be medically evaluated both Wednesday and during the weekend, he said.
SCANDAL!?: The last time the Ducks had lengthy time off like the four-day
Boudreau and a Ducks spokesman took exception at a question that referred to the inquiry as "a little bit of a scandal," the coach describing the Getzlaf session as a family day on the ice that the league probed and quickly dismissed.
Getzlaf, this time, is the lone Duck playing in the All-Star game in Columbus, Ohio, on Sunday.
"We hope they rest, enjoy themselves, and when they come back, I hope they're ready for a sprint to finish – 29 games in 54 days," Boudreau said. "They better be well rested and hungry to play hockey. Most of it is conference play, and there's still a lot of teams close."
The Kings sit out of playoff position, ninth in the