Strains, sprains, hyperventilation, fatigue. What next for the Mighty Ducks?
How about chickenpox? Bobby Dollas, the Ducks' stalwart veteran defenseman, is ill and might miss the Ducks' four remaining regular-season games. He should be ready if the Ducks are in the playoffs, however.
"Bizarre," Coach Ron Wilson said.
Oddly, it's the second time a Duck has had chickenpox. Defenseman Don McSween missed seven games during the 1993-94 season.
The Ducks' power play, one of the NHL's worst their first three seasons, was the NHL's best during March. The Ducks scored on 28% of their opportunities (14 for 50) to outrank Pittsburgh (24.1%) The Ducks rank ninth overall (17.1%). . . . Wilson has been disappointed with the play of winger Warren Rychel at times lately and left him out of the lineup Tuesday.