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Ducks update: Day 2 of training camp

September 18, 2011 |  5:01 pm


There are times to play through a minor injury.

Not Sunday morning.

Not when that Sunday in question happens to be Day 2 of NHL training camp. Ducks forward Bobby Ryan almost immediately knew something went amiss with his leg during a drill at Honda Center and left the ice.

The verdict: A strained groin. It isn’t something expected to keep him out of scrimmages in the coming days, however.

“Just an innocent little play. Not the time of year you want to fight through it," Ryan said. “Thought it would be a little wiser to come in and make sure it was taken care of right away.”

Defenseman Mathieu Carle also left the ice after smacking hard into the end boards during practice drills.

“He went head first into the boards,” Ducks Coach Randy Carlyle said. “He was a little bit woozy there. So we made sure [he was OK]. He seems to be somewhat back to normal.”

Carlyle said he was reluctant to make comments about individual players based on a mere two days of training camp. But he did talk about some of the expectations that they have for forward Andrew Cogliano, who was acquired in the off-season from Edmonton.

“In reviewing some of the tape we have on Cogs, and some of the things that we think he needs to improve on and where he was at as a player, I think there’s so much more for him to give,” Carlyle said. ”And we’ve told him so.

“I told him there are areas which we could really help you make an improvement in your overall play.”


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Photo: Ducks winger Bobby Ryan, right, tries to slow down center Nick Bonino during the team's training camp on Sunday. Credit: Chris Carlson / Associated Press