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Ducks' James Wisniewski surprised he won't play against Jets in Game 1
Ducks' James Wisniewski surprised he won't play against Jets in Game 1

If there was any question about how the Ducks would try to handle Winnipeg’s big bodies, part of the answer emerged at Thursday’s morning skate. Game 1 is at Honda Center Thursday night. Defenseman Clayton Stoner in. Defenseman James Wisniewski out. It obviously came as a surprise to Wisniewski, a major trade-deadline acquisition for the Ducks in a multiplayer deal with Columbus. They paid a decent price for him, too, sending the Blue Jackets veteran forward Rene Bourque, youngster William Karlsson and a second-round pick in the 2015 draft. “You're never really expecting this ... it is what it is,” Wisniewski said. “You've got to be ready to play...

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