Francois Beauchemin looks to make most of reduced role in final season with Ducks

ANAHEIM — Francois Beauchemin got back in the lineup and provided a very tangible contribution to the Ducks’ efforts Friday in scoring their only goal.

Beauchemin was scratched in the previous two games and it is something he knows he’ll deal with in what is in all likelihood his final NHL season. At 37, the highly-respected defenseman knows he doesn’t have the meaty minutes-chomping role on this third turn with the Ducks that he did in the first two.

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