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Injured Duck Rickard Rakell is skating and hopes to play against Carolina on Wednesday

Injured Duck Rickard Rakell is skating and hopes to play against Carolina on Wednesday

Rickard Rakell has been on a hot streak since he was cold-fired into the season, so it’s understandable that he wants to stay on the ice.

Rakell sat out the Ducks’ last game with an upper-body injury that is not expected to be a long-term issue. He practiced Tuesday, although he was not part of the line rushes and mostly did work on the side.

“I felt better today than yesterday,” Rakell said. “Hopefully it feels better [Wednesday].”

Rakell has six goals in his past eight games and is the Ducks’ second-leading goal scorer with 10 going into Wednesday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. That total...

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