Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said Jonas Hiller (lower body) is "close" to being ready to play.
There is a chance he will back up on Saturday. Hiller will miss his third straight game Friday night after suffering a lower-body injury against Dallas last week. "Close," Boudreau said. "But until he's able to play, there's no sense keeping him on the bench. He's getting better every day. It's one of those things where we go by what he tells us how he feels. When he says he's not there yet, then he's not there yet."