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Ducks hanging tough despite health issues
Ducks hanging tough despite health issues

The rest of the Pacific Division hasn't taken advantage of the rash of Ducks' defensive absences, and now the first-place team is regaining its health. Ducks defensemen Clayton Stoner (mumps) and Mark Fistric (back) practiced Tuesday at a lightly attended workout, both declaring they're capable of playing in Wednesday's home game against the Philadelphia Flyers. To make room, Anaheim moved rookie defenseman Jesse Blacker back to minor league Norfolk, Va. "Good day, I had a lot more energy on the ice … hoping that tomorrow is the same," said Stoner, the Ducks' $13-million off-season free-agent acquisition who has missed five consecutive games....

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