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Practice Report (Feb. 14): Ducks Ready for Red Wings

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Jonas Hiller practiced and could be available tomorrow or Saturday, according to coach Boudreau.

By Kyle Shohara

The Ducks practiced at Joe Louis Arena this afternoon in preparation for tomorrow’s road contest against the Detroit Red Wings. It’ll be game five of their current six-game road trip and the first of back-to-backs (they play in Nashville on Saturday). So far, Anaheim is 3-1-0 in its longest road trip of the season.

Anaheim recalled center Peter Holland and left wing Patrick Maroon yesterday from Norfolk (AHL) and both were on the ice today.

Holland, 22, made his NHL season debut on Jan. 25 vs. Vancouver, going scoreless in 7:57 time-on-ice (TOI). Reassigned to Norfolk on Jan. 27, Holland recorded 35 points (16g/19a) with 58 penalty minutes in 39 AHL games this season. At the time of his recall, Holland led the Admirals in scoring and goals, and ranked second in assists.

Maroon, 24, appeared in 45 games with Norfolk this season, scoring 30 points (13g/17a) with 108 penalty minutes. The 6-3, 229-pound winger ranked second among team leaders in points, tied for second in goals, third in assists and first in games and PIM.

The Ducks also reassigned Emerson Etem to Norfolk and returned Rickard Rakell to the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League.

Jonas Hiller
took part in practice and could be an option tomorrow in Detroit or Saturday in Nashville, according to head coach Bruce Boudreau.

Hiller has sat out the last two games after suffering a lower-body injury in the first period of Anaheim’s Feb. 8 game in Dallas.

Hiller was one of three goaltenders on the ice today (also Viktor Fasth and Jeff Deslauriers).

Below are the forward line combinations from today’s practice:

Beleskey – Getzlaf – Perry
Ryan – Holland – Selanne
Cogliano – Koivu – Winnik
Maroon – Bonino – Palmieri - Staubitz

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