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Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Ducks: Lineups and Game Discussion

The Canes attempt to end the road trip on a high note in Anaheim.

NHL: Carolina Hurricanes at Anaheim Ducks Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Hurricanes will attempt to salvage at least one victory on their California road trip as they wrap up their season series with the Ducks in Anaheim tonight. With Jordan Staal ruled out with a concussion, and Micheal Ferland now placed on Injured Reserve also due to a concussion, the Canes will enter play shorthanded up front. Additionally, Curtis McElhinney tweaked something yesterday and left practice early, leading the Canes to use the roster spot created by placing Ferland on IR to bring Alex Nedeljkovic up to serve as the backup to Petr Mrazek tonight and the recall of Saku Maenalanen from Charlotte. The Canes will be hoping to find the net, as they have not scored in five-on-five action during the first two games of the trip. The lines are likely to change, but as of now here is our best guess for how the lines will roll. The team did not skate this morning. Rod Brind’Amour will speak with the media at 8:00 pm ET and we’ll provide an update after his interview is made available.

Updated Lines:

Jordan Martinook - Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen
Brock McGinn - Victor Rask - Phil Di Giuseppe
Andrei Svechnikov - Lucas Wallmark - Justin Williams
Warren Foegele - Clark Bishop - Saku Maenalanen

Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Calvin de Haan - Justin Faulk
Trevor van Riemsdyk - Brett Pesce

Petr Mrazek
Alex Nedeljkovic

Injuries and Scratches: Haydn Fleury (healthy), Micheal Ferland (concussion; injured reserve), Curtis McElhinney (lower body), Jordan Staal (concussion)

The Anaheim Ducks are riding high as they hope to continue their five-game winning streak that began on their eastern road trip that included an overtime win in Raleigh last Friday. One noted absence for tonight will be the loss of Rickard Rakell, who will miss tonight with an ankle injury.

John Gibson will return to the net as he looks to continue his solid season that has elevated the Ducks to second place in the Pacific Division. Below are the lines that Head Coach Randy Carlyle is expected to deploy on home ice:

Daniel Sprong - Ryan Getzlaf - Pontus Aberg
Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase
Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg
Kiefer Sherwood - Carter Rowney - Brian Gibbons

Jacob Larsson - Josh Manson
Brandon Montour - Hampus Lindholm
Josh Mahura - Jake Dotchin

John Gibson
Ryan Miller