ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Ducks defenseman Sami Vatanen was a late scratch from Game 2 of Anaheim’s first-round playoff series with the Calgary Flames.
Korbinian Holzer made his NHL playoff debut Saturday night in place of Vatanen, who has an upper-body injury.
Vatanen participated in warmups for Game 2.
The Ducks already are without All-Star defenseman Cam Fowler, who was injured last week on a knee-on-knee hit by Calgary captain Mark Giordano.
Vatanen had three goals and 21 assists during the regular season while playing a huge role on Anaheim’s power play. The puck-moving Finnish defenseman logged more than 22 minutes in Game 1, second among Ducks only to captain Ryan Getzlaf.
Vatanen incurred an upper-body injury late in the regular season and missed two games before returning for the final two.