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Rickard Rakell, William Karlsson battling for Ducks roster spot
Rickard Rakell, William Karlsson battling for Ducks roster spot

Is the die cast in the Ducks’ competition for their final center position? Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau might’ve hinted at who’ll stay in Anaheim when he noted that Rickard Rakell, not rookie William Karlsson, could return to play alongside fellow young forwards Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly after doing so last season at minor league Norfolk. With just one preseason game left, does Karlsson, with three preseason assists, have sufficient time and opportunity to move past Rakell, who scored a goal in the preseason opener and played in Anaheim last season? Karlsson said he’s simply going to practice and play as well as he can, and hope that’s enough to...

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