Carlyle: Line combos flexible.

Asked Tuesday about his many line combinations during the Ducks’ recent road trip, Randy Carlyle didn’t think there were all that many. So while seeing Evgeni Artyukhin on the occasional line with Ryan Getzlaf might seem odd at first … “get used to it,” was the exact message.

“I’ve kept
Getzlaf and Perry together; I’ve kept Selanne and Koivu together; I’ve kept
Marchant and if it was Artyukhin; and I’ve kept Carter and Brown and Parros
together,” he said. “Your perception is that if I’m moving one guy to a different line
that I’m mixing it up. Well, get used to it because that’s what we do.”

address two guys that can play together, and if things aren’t going the way we
feel they should be going, we aren’t afraid to interchange parts. Joffrey Lupul can play with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. I don’t think that’s any big

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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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