ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry, center Rickard Rakell and left wing Jiri Sekac are in the lineup for Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday at Honda Center (3 p.m. ET; NBC, CBC, TVA Sports).
Perry is recovering from an undisclosed right-leg injury from Game 5 of the second round, and Rakell missed practice Saturday because of an illness. Perry skated on the top line with left wing Patrick Maroon and center Ryan Getzlaf in warmups, and Rakell was with Sekac and right wing Emerson Etem on a new-look fourth line.
Sekac will make his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut; Etem was scratched in the final two games of the second round.
Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said he was looking at changes on the fourth line against a skating team like Chicago, and Sekac and Etem are known as good skaters.
The Blackhawks had the same lineup they've been using for the past week in pregame rushes, notably with defenseman David Rundblad paired with Duncan Keith, although Keith started the game with defenseman Brent Seabrook.
Here are the projected lineups:
Patrick Maroon - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Matt Beleskey - Ryan Kesler - Jakob Silfverberg
Andrew Cogliano - Nate Thompson - Kyle Palmieri
Jiri Sekac - Rickard Rakell - Emerson Etem
Hampus Lindholm - Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler - Simon Despres
Clayon Stoner - Sami Vatanen
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, James Wisniewski, Chris Wagner, Tomas Fleischmann, Tim Jackman, Jason LaBarbera
Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell - Brad Richards - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Antoine Vermette - Teuvo Teravainen
Andrew Desjardins - Marcus Kruger - Andrew Shaw
Duncan Keith - David Rundblad
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Kimmo Timonen - Brent Seabrook
Injured: Michal Rozsival (ankle)
Scratched: Daniel Carcillo, Kris Versteeg, Kyle Cumiskey, Joakim Nordstrom, Antti Raanta