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Ducks look to a motivated Dany Heatley to fill out the first line
Ducks look to a motivated Dany Heatley to fill out the first line

With good timing, a hunch and a mutual gamble, the Ducks hope they have found a productive first-line wing. Anaheim's off-season decision to sign veteran forward Dany Heatley was low-risk — a $1-million, one-year wager on a 33-year-old coming to his fifth NHL city after sputtering through a 12-goal season in Minnesota. The potential high reward of the move was revealed 48 seconds into Monday's preseason opener, when Ducks' center Ryan Getzlaf shifted Heatley a pass that he whisked to the net. Heatley knows how to score. He had back-to-back 50-goal seasons for Ottawa; in the latter one, his Senators lost to the Ducks in the 2007 Stanley Cup Final. In the...

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