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Getzlaf (flu) was back at practice Thursday and said he had "no doubt" that he would play Friday against the Coyotes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

Both Getzlaf and linemate Corey Perry missed Wednesday's loss to the Islanders with cases of the flu, but it appears Getzlaf is further along in his recovery of the two. While Perry remained absent from Thursday's practice, Getzlaf didn't seem to face any limitations during the session. Barring a late recurrence of the illness during Friday's morning skate, it seems like a pretty safe bet that Getzlaf will suit up later that night.

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Getzlaf will not play Wednesday night due to flu-like symptoms.

Getlaf will take a seat along with teammate Corey Perry Wednesday evening, as both players are feeling a bit under the weather. It's unclear at this point if Ryan Kesler would move up to the first-line center, or if coach Bruce Boudreau had a different plan in mind. Consider Getzlaf day-to-day heading into Friday's showdown with the Coyotes.

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Getzlaf dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Avalanche.

Getzlaf had gone four straight games without recording a point, so we knew this was coming. Despite the recent drought, the 29-year-old has still managed 14 points (three goals) in 13 games this season -- sixth best in the NHL. The top-line center has been credited with 33 shots on goal this season, but it's worth noting he has only managed five shots total in his last four games. Getzlaf, who hasn't scored a goal in five games, won't stay quite on that front for much longer. Once he start shooting more, the goals will follow.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf picked up seven PIM in Sunday's loss to San Jose.

After cranking out six points in three games, Getzlaf was held off the scoresheet Sunday, a game that saw the two teams combine for 156 PIM. Getzlaf, who has 12 points in nine games this season, will be back recording points in no time. You know what to do.

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Getzlaf contributed a goal and assist while attempting five shots in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.

With both Getzlaf and teammate Corey Perry notching two points Friday, the duo was able to leapfrog the Stars' Tyler Seguin and Islanders' John Tavares for the league lead in points with 12. The Ducks are still searching for a permanent mate on the top line with Getzlaf and Perry, but both figure to find a way to remain productive no matter how many players coach Bruce Boudreau cycles through at that spot.

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Getzlaf assisted on both of Sami Vatanen's power-play goals in Sunday's win over the Blues.

Getzlaf now has two goals and eight points in six games this season, to go with a plus-1 rating. The 29-year-old center is well on his way to another 80-point season with a Ducks team that is 5-0-0 in their last five games.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf scored twice, including the game winner with 24 seconds remaining, in a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night.

Getzlaf was in a corner battle with Niklas Kronwall and simply beat him to the puck, walked out and lifted a backhander past Jimmy Howard. He now has four points (two goals, two assists) in his first two games.

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Getzlaf assisted on two goals but finished with a minus-2 rating in Thursday's loss to the Penguins.

It didn't take long for Getzlaf to establish chemistry with Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry on the power-play, as the latter tallied three goals with the man-advantage, with either Getzlaf or Kesler assisting on the score. Unfortunately, the Ducks were less prolific at even-strength, resulting in the negative plus/minus for Getzlaf. He'll be able to bring that mark upward as the Ducks face more inferior opponents.

Ryan Getzlaf C ANA 2 Months

Getzlaf finished the preseason with one goal and seven assists in six games.

Fresh off his 87-point showing last season, Getzlaf enters 2014-15 as one of the leading candidates to claim the Art Ross Trophy. While reaching the 30-goal plateau again may be a bit unrealistic, the assists should continue to trickle in for Getzlaf at a steady rate so long as he remains attached to Corey Perry on the first line and power play.

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Ryan Getzlaf dealt with a shoulder injury during the Ducks' first-round series against the Dallas Stars.

Getzlaf still ended up with four goals and 15 points in 12 playoff games. He's a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy this year, although he will probably end up losing the award to Sidney Crosby.