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Updates from Ducks Morning Skate: Fowler OUT, Fasth IN

Bruce Boudreau shakes up his line combos ahead of tilt with San Jose Sharks tonight at Honda Center.


From our earlier report, Cam Fowler is out of the lineup tonight against San Jose. In his place will be rookie defenseman, Sami Vatanen. Vatanen played his first NHL game on Friday night versus Minnesota. He recorded 13:52 minutes of ice time, 1 SOG and was plus-1.

The team is staying pretty light lipped. Boudreau doesn't think Cam will be out long.

Bruce has made some changes to the lines this morning:

Interesting. The third line is fast but tiny, in complete opposition to the first line, which is kinda slow and big.

Jonas Hiller will sit this one out tonight, as his backup, Viktor Fasth, gets the starting job.

This is the third start of Fasth's NHL career. He is 2-0-0 with a .938 SV% and 1.44 GAA. In just two starts, he's allowed only three goals against. In comparison, regular starter Hiller, is 3-1-1 with .871 SV% and 3.54 GAA. In five starts, Hiller has allowed 18 goals against.

Does anyone else get this feeling this is like Bryzgalov/Giguere and/or Hiller/Giguere all over again?

Finally, Bruce's comments on Stoll's hit on Fowler not being reviewed:

I was hoping for some Bruce-style through the media criticism. Boo-urns.