Three notes from Friday’s practice.

1. Good news for James Wisniewski. The defenseman skated with his teammates for the first time Friday since going on injured reserve with a sprained shoulder suffered in Philadelphia. Head coach Randy Carlyle said Wisniewski’s time on IR “doesn’t appear lengthy,” but he won’t have Wisniewski available tomorrow against St. Louis.

2. Erik Christensen also found himself in a good place Friday, skating at left wing with second-liners Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne. Carlyle creatively complimented Christensen after Wednesday’s game — the forward’s second of the regular season — saying, “if they play one game, and you haven’t really noticed them on the negative side, then they’ve had a positive impact.”

3. Joffrey Lupul practiced on a line with Todd Marchant at center and at Evgeni Artyukhin at right wing.

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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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