Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
15 hours ago

Getlaf (face) will be in uniform for Monday's tilt against Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

All signs were pointing to Getlaf's participation in Monday's game, and the confirmation was given by the captain himself. Anaheim sits 29th in the league in scoring with 2.60 goals per game and will be thrilled to have Getzlaf back in the fold, who scored seven points in six games before going down injured earlier this season. Getzlaf is set to skate alongside Corey Perry and Rickard Rakell on the Ducks' top line Monday.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
2 days ago

Getzlaf (face) is trending towards being with the team for Monday's contest against the Hurricanes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Getzlaf ran with the top line at Anaheim's practice Saturday, centering Rickard Rakell and Corey Perry in a possible preview of what the team could roll out upon the return of its captain. The Saskatchewan native was off to a nice start to the season before getting injured, posting seven points in his first six games, so a return ahead of schedule would be a welcome gesture for fantasy owners and the Ducks alike.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
4 days ago

Getzlaf (face) will join the Ducks on their upcoming road trip that kicks off Dec. 14 at St Louis, Helene Elliott of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While the news does eliminate Getzlaf from contention for the Ducks' next two outings, fantasy owners who have been stashing him during his 18-game stint on injured reserve. The center has the benefit of being able to keep his legs under him during his recovery from surgery to repair a broken zygomatic bone. Whether Getzlaf suits up the seven-game road trip has yet to be announced, but don't be surprised to see him activated off injured reserve before the month is out.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
6 days ago

Getzlaf (face) still has no timetable for his return, according to head coach Randy Carlyle, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

While this is discouraging news on the surface, the bench boss did note that Getzlaf and two-way forward Ryan Kesler (hip) are "starting to appear on the radar," and that at least leads us to believe that he could return at some point in mid-December.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
2 weeks ago

Getzlaf (face) has been skating every day, according to Ducks GM Doug Murray, who added that the captain should be on the team's next road trip.

EDGE Analysis

We're pretty sure that Murray isn't counting on Getzlaf and Ryan Kesler (hip) returning for a three-game road trip that begins Friday against the Blue Jackets, but perhaps as soon as Dec. 14 in St. Louis to commence a six-game stretch away from Anaheim. Prior to his injury, Getzlaf collected seven points in six games, which is still greater than the output of seven other Ducks this season.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
1 month ago

Getzlaf (face) had surgery to repair his zygomatic bone. According to GM Bob Murray he could be out up to two months.

EDGE Analysis

The zygomatic bone is the cheekbone, for those unfamiliar. Getzlaf has already missed eight games this year (not all related to this injury) and the Ducks are also missing Ryan Kesler at center. The loss of Getzlaf for another couple months is a huge blow to this offense, and will put the onus on guys like Derek Grant and Antoine Vermette to step up.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
1 month ago

Getzlaf has been placed on injured reserve as a result of his face injury and will be re-evaluated Monday, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Stephens' report indicates that Getzlaf will at least miss the Ducks' next three contests after he was struck in the face by a puck during Sunday's shootout win over Hurricanes. The Saskatchewan native has been a big contributor this season, but he's also already missed five games as a result of various injuries. With just three centers currently on the roster, Anaheim will likely employ a recall in order to fill Getzlaf's huge shoes for the next week.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
1 month ago

Getzlaf (upper-body) will not return to Sunday's game in Carolina.

EDGE Analysis

The shot to Getzlaf's face was apparently severe enough to keep him from the remainder of this contest. Look for the Ducks to release an update on the veteran center's status once he can receive a full evaluation following the conclusion of Sunday's game.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
1 month ago

Getzlaf left Sunday's game against the Hurricanes with an upper-body injury is continuing to be evaluated.

EDGE Analysis

Getzlaf initially stayed in the game after taking a deflected shot directly to the face in the first minute of Sunday's contest, but then remained in the locker room when the Ducks came out for the start of the second period. If Anaheim's captain is unable to return, Antoine Vermette is likely to see elevated duties at the pivot position.

Ryan Getzlaf
C ANA
1 month ago

Getzlaf set up three goals Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Lightning.

EDGE Analysis

Two of the assists came on the power play. Getzlaf has delivered three multi-point games in his last four, but Saturday's power-play points were his first of the season. Seven points in five games is classic Getzlaf. Use him well.