Ducks rule out Bieksa for Game 4, Eaves still questionable

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Anaheim could be without two of its most veteran skaters as it looks to even up the series in Edmonton tomorrow.

Defenseman Kevin Bieksa, who sat out Game 3 with a lower-body injury, is definitely out on Wednesday, head coach Randy Carlyle confirmed this afternoon. Carlyle also said that forward Patrick Eaves — who didn’t skate today — remains questionable, adding that if the 33-year-old doesn’t take to the ice tomorrow morning, he’s unlikely to suit up.

Eaves is reportedly in a walking boot, and there’s no word how he got hurt. But he didn’t play much in the third period of Anaheim’s victory on Sunday. He ended up logging just 12:33 of ice time, considerably less than the 21:46 he got in Game 2.

As for Bieksa, he was enjoying a pretty good playoff prior to getting injured. He racked up four assists in five games, while averaging just under 17 minutes per night. Carlyle is holding out hope the 35-year-old could return later in the series.

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