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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Perry has missed his second straight practice with the Anaheim Ducks to rest for the Western Conference finals.
Perry stuck to a stationary bike Thursday, but coach Bruce Boudreau expects him to play when the Ducks open the series Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Perry is the top scorer in the Stanley Cup playoffs with 15 points in nine games for the Ducks, who went 8-1 in the first two rounds.
Perry left Game 5 against the Flames last Sunday after a leg-on-leg hit from Calgary's Matt Stajan in the second period, but returned moments later. Perry eventually scored the series-winning overtime goal, sending Anaheim to its first conference finals since 2007.
The 2011 NHL MVP scored 55 points in 67 regular-season games for Anaheim.