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Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly, Ilya Bryzgalov return to action in San Jose
Ducks' Devante Smith-Pelly, Ilya Bryzgalov return to action in San Jose

Lost in the fun the Ducks are having in their six-game winning streak has been forward Devante Smith-Pelly, the 22-year-old playoff standout of last season who’s been a healthy scratch in the last two games. Smith-Pelly, who scored a team-best five playoff goals last season but hasn’t scored a goal in 18 games he’s played since Dec. 1, will return to action tonight against the San Jose Sharks. “Not going out there to try and get five goals and five assists, just keep it simple, play my game, help out,” Smith-Pelly said after Thursday’s morning skate at SAP Center. A day earlier, Smith-Pelly said tolerating time on the bench is difficult. ...

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