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Ducks’ Wisniewski felt ‘confusion, anger’ at first as a healthy scratch

Anaheim Ducks v Columbus Blue Jackets

COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 24: James Wisniewski #20 of the Anaheim Ducks skates against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 24, 2015 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images)

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James Wisniewski has yet to see any ice time in these Stanley Cup playoffs, despite the Anaheim Ducks bringing him over from Columbus at the trade deadline in an attempt to bolster their blue line with a veteran defenseman.

Wisniewski was made a healthy scratch in the series opener against the Winnipeg Jets, and nothing has changed since then. He hasn’t played since April 11. But he knows he could get called into action at any time in these playoffs.

“It’s hard to argue when we’re 10-2 in the playoffs,” Wisniewski told the L.A. Times. “There was confusion at first, then anger, but you need to be professional, because I never know when I’m going to get tapped. Injury could happen. They could ask me to fill a duty.

“The only way to do that is to stay at 100%, be ready to go when called on.

“Dwelling on the situation, being negative, doesn’t help. There’s too much to live for rather than moaning about something. With age, you realize the important things in life.”

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