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No Koivu again for Ducks

Wednesday, 12.14.2011 / 3:49 PM

By Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent / At the Rink blog

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No Koivu again for Ducks
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Ducks will be without center Saku Koivu (lower body) for a second straight game, according to coach Bruce Boudreau. However, captain Ryan Getzlaf, who missed Tuesday's practice with flu, skated this morning and will play tonight.

Here's what the lineups likely will look like when the Ducks and Coyotes meet tonight at Honda Center.

COYOTES
Raffi Torres - Daymond Langkow - Shane Doan
Ray Whitney - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Taylor Pyatt - Boyd Gordon - Lauri Korpikoski
Mikkel Boedker - Kyle Turris - Kyle Chipchura

Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Oliver Ekman-Larsson - Adrian Aucoin
Michal Rozsival - David Schlemko

Mike Smith will start in goal, with Jason LaBarbera the backup.

DUCKS
Niklas Hagman - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano - Bobby Ryan - Teemu Selanne
Andrew Gordon - Maxime Macenauer - Kyle Palmieri
Matt Beleskey - Rod Pelley - George Parros

Cam Fowler - Francois Beauchemin
Lubomir Visnovsky - Toni Lydman
Luca Sbisa - Sheldon Brookbank

Jonas Hiller will start in goal, with Dan Ellis the backup.

It's expected Lubomir Visnovsky will play for the Ducks for the first time since Nov. 11, when he broke a finger.

For more on tonight's game, check out the preview here.
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