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Oscar Klefbom Headshot

Klefbom (illness) is in the projected lineup for Wednesday's Game 1 against the Ducks.

Klefbom missed Monday's practice due to an illness, but he was never in serious danger of missing Wednesday's contest. The 23-year-old blueliner was a key contributor in Edmonton's opening-round series victory over the Sharks, notching three points (two goals, one assist) and 11 shots on goal over six games. He'll slot into his usual role skating on the Oilers' top pairing and first power-play unit for Game 1.
7:20 pm (EST)
Andrew Toles Headshot

Toles is batting eighth and starting in center field Wednesday against the Giants, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

With Joc Pederson (hamstring) on the disabled list, Toles will slide over to center field against as the Giants send right-hander Johnny Cueto to the mound. With Dodgers' top prospect Cody Bellinger starting his second straight game in left field, Toles finds himself in an uncertain role, though he should continue to see playing time against right-handers at least until Pederson is back.
7:18 pm (EST)
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)
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