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Depleted Ducks: Smith-Pelly (upper body) out for Anaheim

San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - OCTOBER 26: Devante Smith-Pelly #12 of the Anaheim Ducks looks on during the game against the San Jose Sharks on October 26, 2014 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images)

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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.

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