Getzlaf appeared to endure the harm about midway by means of the primary interval in Tuesday night time’s 5-4 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings. He took simply 4 shifts and performed 2:48 earlier than exiting the sport. The captain didn’t play Wednesday night time in opposition to Vegas.
The 36-year-old Saskatchewan native has already eclipsed his level whole from final season, scoring a aim and 19 assists for 20 factors in 23 video games. He was enjoying 19:01 per sport, his most ice time in three years.
Needless to say, the leading scorer in Ducks history has been an enormous a part of his staff’s sudden success to date this season. He and Troy Terry have teamed up for a mixed 45 factors already this season, guiding the Ducks to a 13-8-3 begin.
With Getzlaf out, it seems like 23-year-old Sam Steel will get an opportunity on the highest line between Terry and Adam Henrique. The 2016 first-round decide has simply 5 factors in 17 video games this 12 months, however it’s a giant alternative for him to reveal he nonetheless has the flexibility to be an NHL participant.