Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf scored his 17th goal of the season and had an assist in Sunday's loss to Tampa Bay.

Getzlaf now has 37 assists this season -- fifth most in the NHL. He's put up back-to-back multi-point games and has 54 points in 51 games on the season, making him a must-start every game. With a plus-8 rating, four-game-winning goals, 41 PIM, and 128 shots on goal, the Ducks' captain pretty much does it all for fantasy owners.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf (lower body) was on the ice for warmups, indicating he will likely play Sunday.

Getzlaf took part in morning skate, giving him hope of returning for the contest, and now that has come to fruition. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, there's no reason to believe he shouldn't be full go moving forward.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf (lower body) took part in the team's morning skate Sunday but remains a game-time decision against the Lightning, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Getzlaf missed each of the past two games due to the injury, but his presence at practice is a good sign. While it is reason to be optimistic, he's still a game-time call, and should receive an update prior to the faceoff with an official status.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Lightning, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Getzlaf has been held out of the last two games with the injury, which he sustained during pregame warmups Thursday. He was able to skate Saturday, which provides some level of optimism that he might be available for the team's next game. It's worth tracking his status throughout Sunday's warmups, as a decision on his availability could come down to the wire.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf (lower body) will miss Friday's game against the Capitals, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Getzlaf had a resurfacing of a previous lower-body injury during warmups Thursday, and it will cause him to miss at least two games. The Ducks recalled Bill Karlsson from AHL Norfolk on Friday likely as insurance, which could indicate the captain's injury could sideline him longer than just these two contests.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Capitals, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Getzlaf was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Predators, after he tweaked a lower-body injury during warmups. He's considered day-to-day, and with the Ducks not having a morning skate, Getzlaf's status may not be known until shortly before the opening faceoff.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf, who tweaked a lower-body injury during warmups Thursday and ended up sitting out a 5-2 win over the Predators, is uncertain to play Friday against the Capitals, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports. "It's day-to-day, and we'll probably know more before we hit Tampa [Bay on Feb. 8] anyway," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I don't even know if he can play [Friday], but he's coming to Washington with us."

Boudreau's words cast significant doubt on Getzlaf's availability for Friday's, but with the Ducks not holding a gameday skate, the forward's status likely won't be officially announced until pregame warmups. On a more fortunate note, the fact that the team is listing Getzlaf as day-to-day suggests a long-term absence is not in the offing, though that could change if his condition fails to improve much over the next few days. Rickard Rakell assumed Getzlaf's spot on the top line Thursday and would likely continue to do so if Getzlaf is out again Friday.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Capitals due to a lower-body injury, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Getzlaf reportedly aggravated a previous lower-body injury in warmups, and it will cause him to miss Thursday's contest at a minimum. This is the first information of the issue, and it puts his status in question for Friday's game against the Capitals as well.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf snapped his three-game scoring drought in grand fashion Tuesday against Carolina, assisting on the game's first goal and scoring the overtime winner.

After going a stunning minus-6 over the last two games, he finished plus-2 in this one. As usual, Getzlaf's body of work has been incredibly strong this year, and an 80-point campaign is within reach if he maintains his current pace.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf failed to register a point for the third consecutive game and went minus-3 in Friday's loss to the Blackhawks.

Getzlaf's current scoring drought is tied for his second longest of the season. Getzlaf, and the Ducks, have struggled mightily over the team's past two contests. Anaheim has surrendered a total of 10 goals in their last two games combined, and Getzlaf has gone minus-6 over that stretch. Getzlaf is still having a fantastic season, however. The 29-year-old center has scored 15 goals and tallied 35 assists through 49 games with Anaheim this year, and will look to enjoy a bounce back performance on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.