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Ducks set regular-season roster

Ducks set regular-season roster
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf gets ready for a face off against the San Jose Sharks in a preseason game on Oct. 4. (Christine Cotter / Associated Press)

The Ducks set their regular-season roster at 23 players Tuesday by putting injured forwards Dany Heatley and Kyle Palmieri on injured reserve.

The moves allow rookie center William Karlsson to start with the Ducks on Thursday when they open the regular season at Pittsburgh.

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Heatley, a two-time 50-goal scorer who scored twice in the preseason,  was being pointed toward a spot on the first line with center Ryan Getzlaf and forward Corey Perry, who led the Ducks last season with 43 goals.

Heatley suffered a groin injury, however, and didn't return to practice by Monday.

Palmieri, who scored 14 goals last season, hurt his ankle while practicing with friends around Labor Day and hasn't practiced with the Ducks since.

FORWARDS

Matt Beleskey
Andrew Cogliano
Emerson Etem
Ryan Getzlaf
Tim Jackman
William Karlsson
Ryan Kesler
Patrick Maroon
Corey Perry
Rickard Rakell
Jakob Silfverberg
Devante Smith-Pelly
Nate Thompson

DEFENSEMEN

Bryan Allen
Francois Beauchemin
Mark Fistric
Cam Fowler
Hampus Lindholm
Ben Lovejoy
Clayton Stoner
Sami Vatanen

GOALTENDERS

Frederik Andersen
John Gibson

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