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Ducks' Francois Beauchemin not ready to go in return home
Ducks' Francois Beauchemin not ready to go in return home

The tug of homecoming is substantial, but instead of a glorious return, Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin will have to settle for a pain-free power shot in practice. Beauchemin, out since breaking a finger while blocking a shot in a Nov. 25 home game, will be kept out of Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, the team that drafted him in 1998 and that plays in a building he was born an hour’s drive away from. “He’s not playing tonight,” Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said following his team’s morning skate at Bell Center. “‘Beauch’ is being real smart about it. There’s a lot of things he could do to play, but if...

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