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Clayton Stoner Headshot

Coach Randy Carlyle indicated Wednesday the Stoner (abdomen) and all other defensemen for the Ducks are healthy and available for the evening's Game 1 against the Oilers, but Stoner is expected to serve as a healthy scratch, NHL.com reports.

Stoner has played in just 14 games for the Ducks this season, but appears to be finally healthy for the club's playoff run. Despite his return, Anaheim isn't expected to utilize his services this early in the postseason. The veteran's next chance at rejoining the lineup would come in Game 2, but it wouldn't be surprising if he remains in the press box.
7:14 pm (EST)
Cam Talbot Headshot

Talbot will start between the pipes in Wednesday's Game 1 against the Ducks.

Talbot was rock-solid in the Oilers' opening-round series victory over the Sharks, posting a 4-2-0 record while maintaining a 2.03 GAA and .927 save percentage over six contests. The 29-year-old netminder will look to keep rolling and start Edmonton's second-round series with a road victory over a Ducks team that racked up 14 goals during their first-round sweep of the Flames.
7:11 pm (EST)
Kevin Quackenbush Headshot

Quackenbush was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday.

Quackenbush gave the Padres three scoreless appearances before being sent back to El Paso, striking out seven across four innings while allowing five hits. He should remain one of the Padres' top relief options in Triple-A should the team need any bullpen help in the future.
7:04 pm (EST)
John Gibson Headshot

Gibson will defend the crease in Wednesday's Game 1 matchup against the Oilers, the Edmonton Journal reports.

Gibson was pulled from Game 3 due to poor play, but the Ducks still won the contest and the youngster started in the blue paint in each of the club's four-game series. Unless he falls apart in the second round, Gibson should continue serving as the starting netminder for the club, looking to build off a 36-save performance in the Ducks' Game 4 series-clinching victory over the Flames.
6:58 pm (EST)
Ryan Schimpf Headshot

Schimpf is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Schimpf will head to the bench for the second straight game as Cory Spangenberg starts in his place again at the hot corner. Given his struggles to start the season (.102/.276/.254 with 25 strikeouts in 59 at-bats), he could start losing playing time to Spangenberg.
6:55 pm (EST)
Jaylen Brown Headshot

Brown (illness) will be active and available to play in Wednesday's Game 5 against the Bulls, Jay King of MassLive.com reports.

Brown sat out of Tuesday's practice with an illness, but after receiving treatment over the last 24 hours or so, he's feeling better and will be available to play Wednesday. However, the fact that Brown is averaging just 5.5 minutes over the first four games of the series likely means he's set to spend most of the game on the sidelines, so he won't be a viable fantasy option for Wednesday's DFS slate despite being healthy.
6:52 pm (EST)
Jarrett Parker Headshot

Parker (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Parker isn't close to a return after requiring surgery to repair a broken clavicle bone earlier in April, so the Giants decided to send him to the 60-day DL to free up a 40-man roster spot for Mike Morse. He'll be out until early-June at least, though a firmer timetable should become available as his rehab progresses. Gorkys Hernandez should see some reps in left field during his absence, though the Giants could also slot Mike Morse or Brandon Belt out there if needed.
6:40 pm (EST)
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