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Ducks' deep bench to seat Cam Fowler, Frederik Andersen
Ducks' deep bench to seat Cam Fowler, Frederik Andersen

The wealth of talent on the Ducks’ roster is a key reason they lead the Western Conference in points before Tuesday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. But it also creates tough playing-time issues for Anaheim Coach Bruce Boudreau, who on Tuesday appeared ready to scratch both defenseman Cam Fowler and 31-game-winning goalie Frederik Andersen. Fowler remained on the Columbus ice for an extended period Tuesday, a sign he’ll be benched, while defenseman Simon Despres came to the dressing room early, an indicator he’ll play after being scratched in Sunday’s 7-2 road loss against the New York Rangers. In that game, Fowler was minus-three. The...

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