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Ducks' Ryan Miller nears return as John Gibson contends with 'freak' injury

Ducks' Ryan Miller nears return as John Gibson contends with 'freak' injury

John Gibson is injured, but help could be on the way.

Ryan Miller, the Ducks' No. 2 goaltender, is "very close" to returning, coach Randy Carlyle said.

The 37-year-old has yet to make his Ducks debut as he deals with an upper-body injury suffered during the preseason.

Miller signed a two-year, $2-million deal during the offseason to provide a veteran option behind the oft-injured Gibson, but it was Reto Berra who manned the net when Gibson went down Friday.

"I have to wait until he says 'yes,' you know?" Carlyle said. "These are guys that are pros. He's getting there."

The former Vezina trophy winner posted a .914 save percentage...

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