Marchant practices, expects to be ready tomorrow.

Todd Marchant skated with his Ducks teammates in practice today and appeared fully recovered from a Dan Girardi hit late in Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the New York Rangers.

“I felt like my entire body was somewhere else for a while, but I felt pretty good today,” said Marchant, who expects to be cleared to play tomorrow.

Marchant, who did not return to the game after the hit, said “his entire left side” — the side that Girardi scrunched against the end boards — felt sore.

“Luckily I just got my head turned in time and went in backwards,” he said. “I put myself in a bad position. Tried to go to the net, got turned and got a little push and went into the boards.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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