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Ducks' James Wisniewski won't say he's the missing piece
Ducks' James Wisniewski won't say he's the missing piece

There's unmistakable reluctance from the Ducks and James Wisniewski to say the team's most high-profile acquisition before the trade deadline is the "missing piece" to a Stanley Cup. The Ducks (42-17-7) lead the NHL in points, but they also seek to improve the league's 22nd-ranked power-play unit and strengthen their grit for the playoffs. Enter Wisniewski ... well, not yet. The 31-year-old — who previously played for the Ducks from 2008 to 2010 — is recovering from a bone bruise on his foot. He was hit by a shot Sunday during his final game as a Columbus Blue Jacket. He was supposed to be out another week, but he said, "as long as I can...

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