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Beauchemin (finger) isn't expected to play Thursday against the Canadiens, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Though Beauchemin continues to make progress with his broken finger, he seems intent on making sure he's 100 percent healthy before playing. The Ducks are still optimistic about his chances of being available over the weekend.

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Beauchemin (broken finger) is hoping to return to the lineup either Thursday in Montreal or Friday in Ottawa, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Beauchemin has shown incremental improvement with his recovery from the broken digit suffered Nov. 25, but said he was still having some difficulty "pushing on it." The Ducks will check in on his status prior to their next two games before deciding on whether or not to activate him.

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Beauchemin (finger) practiced Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Though Beauchemin was expected to miss four-to-six weeks after fracturing his finger in late-November, it looks like the injury may only cost him as few as three weeks, as he's demonstrated substantial progress of late. Coach Bruce Boudreau said he expects Beauchemin to play in the latter portion of the team's current road trip, which concludes next Friday in Ottawa.

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Beauchemin has been diagnosed with a broken finger and will miss four-to-six weeks.

With Beauchemin headed for a long-term absence, the Ducks immediately made a deal to restock on depth defensively, acquiring Eric Brewer from the Lightning for a 2015 third-round draft choice. Beauchemin has had some unfortunate luck on the health front this season, as he had just gotten over a nasty case of the mumps virus before breaking his finger in his first game back Tuesday. This latest setback figures to keep him out of commission until after the New Year.

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Beauchemin (upper body) is not expected to play Friday against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.

It sounds like Beauchemin's hand is still ailing him after he hurt it while blocking a shot Tuesday against Calgary. Clayton Stoner figures to return to the lineup in his stead.

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Beauchemin (upper body) is questionable to play Friday versus the Blackhawks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Beauchemin hasn't been practicing since exiting Tuesday's game against the Flames with the injury. The odds would seem against him suiting up Friday, but his outlook could change if he's able to take part in the team's morning skate.

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Beauchemin left Tuesday's game against the Flames in the third period with an upper-body injury and didn't return, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Beauchemin was quite productive in his 16:29 of ice time, registering an assist and three hits, highlighted by a devastating hip check to the Flames' Brock Ferland that helped generate a turnover. However, the greater concern is the status of the blueliner's health, which will likely remain uncertain until the team practices Wednesday. Beauchemin has already missed multiple games this season due to a case of the mumps, so the Ducks can ill-afford to lose him for additional time.

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Beauchemin (illness) has been activated from injured reserve and will play Thursday versus the Canucks.

With the debilitating mumps virus now behind him, Beauchemin will assume his usual spot on a pairing with Hampus Lindholm, where he's averaged a team-leading 22:51 of ice time this season. He's not especially active as a puck-mover, however, creating a wide chasm between his real-life and fantasy value.

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Beauchemin (illness) will return to the Ducks' lineup Thursday against the Canucks.

Beauchemin was hospitalized with a case of the mumps dating back to Nov. 8. He was targeting Thursday as a potential return date, and it appears that will be confirmed. Through 15 games this season, Beauchemin has four assists and a plus-2 rating, averaging 22:51 of ice time.

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Beauchemin (illness) has been ruled out from returning to action Tuesday against the Flames, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

On a positive note, coach Bruce Boudreau suggested Beauchemin is on track to return Thursday against the Canucks, as he attempts to shake off a bout with the mumps virus. The veteran blueliner will sit for the fifth game in a row Tuesday.