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.
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.”