Update from the trainer’s room.

Ryan Carter was back on the ice in practice Wednesday, but Todd Marchant and Jean-Sebastien Giguere weren’t, as the door to the trainer’s room continues to revolve in Anaheim.


The news was good for Carter, who took part in all aspects of practice for the first time since taking a puck off his foot last Wednesday. The forward will be eligible to come off injured reserve when the Ducks play the Vancouver Canucks on Friday.

There was no update on Giguere, who is still nursing a strained groin, as Justin Pogge remains between the pipes when Jonas Hiller isn’t.

Marchant, meanwhile, was left woozy by a Lee Stempniak hit in the second period Monday, the last of several hits that knocked the forward to the ice in a6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The veteran said he first felt dizzy after being checked to the ice while Petteri Nokelainen ripped a slapshot into the Toronto net in the first period. Marchant was slow to recover from that hit, as well as the Stempniak check, after which he only played one shift.

“A lot of times when an athlete gets injured, he tries to fight through it first,” Marchant said. “That’s just your mentality. A lot of times, those will go away. For whatever reason it didn’t get better for me. I feel no ill effects from it (now). I feel fine, except for a sore back.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the 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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