The Anaheim Ducks will be without young forward Devante Smith-Pelly thanks to an upper-body injury. The team announced that Chris Wagner was recalled from the AHL with Smith-Pelly out of the lineup.
Smith-Pelly, 22, scored two of his seven points from this season in the last three games. With the Ducks among the several Western Conference teams dealing with the mumps – Corey Perry doesn’t seem like he’ll be back this weekend, according to the OC Register’s Eric Stephens – the young winger will be missed that much more.
Here’s one guess on what specifically is bothering “DSP.”
The Ducks managed a frantic 6-5 shootout win against the Kings on Thursday.
While Anaheim’s health is fading, the Kings seem to be getting more robust, as Robyn Regehr re-enters the lineup.