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Ducks begin battle for spots on roster as preseason gets underway
Ducks begin battle for spots on roster as preseason gets underway

Game action reveals more than practice drills, so as the Ducks transitioned to their preseason opener Monday in a split-squad home game against the Colorado Avalanche, consider the battle for playing time and roster spots officially underway. "We've got great competition going on for certain jobs here," Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said. "You can figure out who they are, and I hope the players can figure it out because there's some jobs open here, and they better be fighting for them." The subtraction of three centers -- retired Saku Koivu, traded Nick Bonino and the departure of free agent Mathieu Perreault – has the Ducks seeking rapid...

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