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Typically a right wing, Smith-Pelly said he's been used at center during his time in the Ontario Hockey League and briefly in minor-league Norfolk.
"Obviously a big difference, but hoping to get better," Smith-Pelly said. "I've got to think a little more, more responsibility throughout the ice."
He lost eight of 10 faceoffs Saturday.
"It's different, a learning curve, trying to get better at it," Smith-Pelly said. "Cogs and [Silfverberg] are pretty responsible defensively, so they can cover me up."
"We like the way he's played there and want to see how he does," Boudreau said. "Big-bodied guy, knows how to play, responsible in his own zone, moves his feet a lot more when he's playing center. Really good centermen are hard to find.
"If he can make the transition, great."
STONER NEEDS ANOTHER GAME OFF: Ducks defenseman
Stoner said he'll miss his fifth consecutive game Monday and is being targeted to play in Wednesday's home game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
The third Anaheim player felled by the disease, Stoner said recovering from the effects is problematic.
"Once you start working out, you realize it took more out of you than you thought," Stoner said. "Full practice tomorrow, hopefully [play] Wednesday, but no guarantees. It's on how you feel."
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Goalie Igor Bobkov arrived from minor-league Norfolk after the practice and is scheduled to back up