News: Fowler will return to the Anaheim lineup Thursday against Boston, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Coach Bruce Boudreau made Fowler a surprise healthy scratch in the team's last game Tuesday versus Columbus, after the blueliner had posted a minus-3 rating over his 19:31 of ice time in his previous outing against the Rangers. The Ducks are hoping a day out of the lineup was all Fowler needed to get recharged for the final batch of regular-season games. He'll pair up with Simon Despres in Thursday's match.
News: Wisniewski will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: After making Cam Fowler a surprise scratch in the Ducks' last game against the Blue Jackets, coach Bruce Boudreau will bump Wisniewski from the lineup to make room for Fowler's return Thursday. As one of the more high-profile acquisitions at the March 2 trade deadline, it's a bit surprising that Wisniewski will be forced to head to the press box, but the Ducks' growing depth on the blue line likely influenced the decision. Wisniewski hasn't helped matters by performing quietly since arriving in Anaheim, as he's posted zero goals, three assists, and a minus-4 rating over eight games.
News: Fleischmann will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Impact: Fleischmann has produced one goal and two assists over his 10 games with the Ducks, while occasionally finding himself out of the lineup due to the team's depth on the wings. He'll be scratched Thursday in favor of Chris Wagner, who will get the chance to play in front of family in friends in his native Massachusetts.
News: Andersen will be in the net for Thursday's game against the Bruins, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Impact: Awful performances in back-to-back outings by John Gibson have opened the door for Andersen to assert himself as the team's clear-cut No. 1 goalie, but he'll need to come up huge against the Bruins in order to guarantee himself a larger portion of the starts the rest of the way. With a 2-3-0 record, 2.90 GAA, and .876 save percentage over his five turns in March, Andersen hasn't done much of late to give fantasy owners confidence in rolling him. While his strong team context has largely enabled Andersen to overcome his rather pedestrian ratios this season, the Ducks' recent struggles (5-5-0 over their last 10 games) no longer seem to make him an automatic activation any time he plays.