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Ducks' Josh Manson will be tested against Chicago, his father's former team
Ducks' Josh Manson will be tested against Chicago, his father's former team

A game against the Chicago Blackhawks would've meant something different to Josh Manson a month ago. Now, the novelty of playing against his father's former team Friday at Honda Center is secondary to Manson extending his stay on the Ducks roster. Manson, a 23-year-old rookie defenseman who's played 11 NHL games, has averaged more than 20 minutes of ice time in the last eight games, helping an injury-depleted unit. "He's definitely come in and done better than what we thought. His learning curve is a lot faster," Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said. "You don't expect first-year guys out of juniors to be so poised, and it's been a real...

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