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On Sunday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, just 23 seconds into the game Ryan Getzlaf gets hit in the face by a puck and he didn’t return to the game in the second and third period. After getting hit he played in 6 shifts but after those shifts he did not return to the game.
According to head coach Randy Carlyle, said today [October 31] that Getzlaf remains day to day due to the swelling and will be re-evaluated Monday.
Photo by Chris Getzlaf (found on Twitter/ @ChrisGetzlaf) when he shared that his brother was tough guy and the toughest one he knows.
This was not the first time that Ryan Getzlaf got hit in the face by the puck. Back on April 4, 2014, Getzlaf was struck in the face by a puck.
Part of an article by CBS Los Angeles on when Ryan Getzlaf got hit by a puck in 2014:
Nobody in either dressing room was surprised Thursday to learn Getzlaf plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night despite that huge cut on his face. Getzlaf was hit by Tyler Seguin’s shot in the final minute of the Ducks’ 4-3 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night in the series opener, but the puck apparently broke no bones — which means it’ll be almost impossible to keep Getzlaf off the ice.
“That’s why he is who he is,” Boudreau said. “That’s why he’s won two gold medals and a Stanley Cup and he’s not 30. He learned from the Scotty Niedermayers and the Chris Prongers that were here before him, too. He’s a battler and a gamer. It won’t look too pretty, but he’s going to be playing.”
The Anaheim Ducks will be without their captain for when they go up against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, and the San Jose Sharks this week.
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Sources: Anaheim Ducks Player News- Ducks Daily and Twitter @AnaheimDucks
Sources are all by The Anaheim Ducks/ anaheimducks.com
Source: Kyle Shohara- “Getzlaf Placed on Injured Reserve with Facial Injury”
Source: CBS Los Angeles News- “Ducks Captain Plans to Play Game 2 Against Stars After Taking Puck to Face/ Getzlaf Puck to the Face in Playoffs-2014
Photos by Fan Rag Sports Network/ fanragsports.com
Photo by Chris Getzlaf/ @ChrisGetzlaf