RALEIGH -- The Anaheim Ducks are fighting through a bout with the flu.
One day after a 5-1 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ducks had a light showing at their optional morning skate prior to their game Friday against the Carolina Hurricanes. Defenseman Francois Beauchemin and forward Corey Perry made brief appearances on the ice, while Teemu Selanne, Mathieu Perreault and Bryan Allen stayed at the team hotel.
"There's a lot of game-time decisions," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. "There's three more guys sick who stayed back so we don't know what's going on. We might be short."
Goaltender Viktor Fasth, who missed 13 games with a lower-body injury, may start in goal against Carolina. He was in the visitor's net for the morning skate.
Carolina forward Radek Dvorak will sit out the game with a lower-body injury. Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller will take the opportunity to dress Mike Komisarek as a seventh defenseman. Komisarek has appeared in three games this season.
With all the Ducks' question marks, it's impossible to guess what their lineup could look like. Here is the likely starting lineup for the Hurricanes:
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Chris Terry - Riley Nash - Tuomo Ruutu
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra
Justin Faulk - Andrej Sekera
Brett Bellemore - Ron Hainsey
Ryan Murphy - Jay Harrison
Injured: Tim Gleason (upper body), Cam Ward (lower body), Anton Khudobin (lower body), Jeff Skinner (upper body), Kevin Westgarth (upper body), Radek Dvorak (lower body)