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Ducks expect defenseman Sami Vatanen to return from injury
Ducks expect defenseman Sami Vatanen to return from injury

Barring any setback, Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen will return to the team's lineup Friday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said Vatanen will have the opportunity at the team's morning skate Friday at Honda Center to show he's healthy and ready to play. Thursday was an off day for the team. Vatanen, leading all Anaheim defenseman with 12 goals and 34 points, has been sidelined since Feb. 15 with an unspecified lower-body injury. He said this week he felt ready to return and he skated crisply at Wednesday's morning skate. He didn't play in the rivalry showdown Wednesday against the Kings, which the Ducks won, 3-2, in overtime, but...

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