ANAHEIM -- The identity of the Anaheim Ducks starting goaltender for Game 1 of the Western Conference Second Round against the Los Angeles Kings remains unknown. But two other pieces of their lineup became clear Friday.
Center Mathieu Perreault said he's ready for Game 1 on Saturday at Honda Center (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN, RDS). Perreault missed Game 6 of the first round with a lower-body injury but has skated the past two days.
"I can't really say how I'm going to use him [in the series]," Boudreau said. "He's going to play Game 1 and we'll see how he does."
Etem played in Games 4 and 5 of the first round against the Dallas Stars and was on a line with left wing Devante Smith-Pelly and center Rickard Rakell, who was reassigned to the American Hockey League on Thursday. Etem came on strong in last season's conference quarterfinals with two goals and an assist in Games 6 and 7 against the Detroit Red Wings.
Asked again who will start, Boudreau answered, "I didn't say. Nice try, though."