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Ducks and U.S. winger Bobby Ryan okay after taking a puck on the ear

February 26, 2010 |  6:18 pm

Team USA and Ducks winger Bobby Ryan, a scorer, grinder, blogger and general all-around good guy, suffered a cut on his ear when he was hit by a puck Friday during the late stages of Team USA's 6-1 semifinal victory over Finland, but team officials said he was fine.

Ryan was awaiting medical attention after the game but a team spokesman said the damage was minor and that Ryan was alert and showing no ill effects from the mishap. Ryan was struck on the side of his head during the third period.

Team USA is scheduled to practice Saturday in advance of Sunday's game, which NBC announced will be shown live on the West Coast starting at noon.

Helene Elliott in Vancouver