• Ducks' Getzlaf Sits Out Practice

    News: Ryan Getzlaf did not practice Monday due to general soreness, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.
    Analysis: The veteran forward was likely simply given a maintenance day Monday, so owners have nothing to worry about in terms of his health. The superstar captain will return to his role centering Anaheim's top line beside fellow stud Corey Perry and any one of a number of wingers flanking the left side.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Won't Need Surgery On Sports Hernia

    News: Ryan Getzlaf was dealing with a sports hernia throughout the postseason, but will not require surgery, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.
    Analysis: Getlaf still managed to tally 20 points in the postseason despite being hampered by the sports hernia. He will opt to rest and rehab the injury over the summer instead of undergoing a procedure. Given that a surgery isn't necessary, Ryan Getzlaf should be ready for the start of the regular season.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Adds Two More Helpers In Win

    News: Ryan Getzlaf provided a pair of assists in Monday's Game 5 win over the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf hasn't been putting the pucks in the back of the net himself much in the playoffs, but he's now racked up seven assists through the five games of the Western Conference Finals. His 17 assists, 19 points, and plus-10 rating are all tops in the league for the entire playoffs.
  • Getzlaf's Helpers Boost Ducks Yet Again

    News: Ryan Getzlaf assisted on both Anaheim goals Thursday in Game 3 against Chicago, helping out on Patrick Maroon's power-play tally and Simon Despres' game-winner.
    Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf may only have two goals this postseason -- and he didn't so much as put a shot on goal Thursday -- but he's racked up 14 assists in 12 games, which is good enough to put him in a three-way tie for the second-most playoff points. No one else in these playoffs has even cracked double digits in assists.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Assists In Triple OT Thriller

    News: Ryan Getzlaf contributed an assist in Tuesday's Game 2, triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
    Analysis: The extended frames allowed Ryan Getzlaf to drop seven shots on goal, but he was unable to light the lamp. Now, the big forward has a shooting percentage of just 5.9-percent this postseason. Despite his relative troubles finding the back of the net, Getzlaf leads all skaters in the playoffs with 12 assists. He's a no-brainer play in playoff pools.
  • Another Two Assists For Ducks' Getzlaf

    News: Ryan Getzlaf racked up two more helpers Tuesday in a Game 3 loss to Calgary.
    Analysis: He just keeps on racking points during these playoffs -- a cool dozen now, with eight of them having come in the last three games. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry have now combined for a simply crazy 26 points in Anaheim's seven playoff games, and fantasy owners can thank the Flames for winning Game 3 to extend the series a little -- thus giving the Ducks' top forwards a chance to build their point totals even more.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Tallies Two Helpers

    News: Ryan Getzlaf factored in on two of Anaheim's three goals in their shutout win over the Flames on Sunday.
    Analysis: Lost amongst teammate Corey Perry laying waste to the Pacific Division is Ryan Getzlaf's impressive postseason. He now sits on 10 points -- tied for second in the league and trailing only linemate Perry. If the duo continue to be as effective as they have been thus far, there may be a very good chance this team can return to Stanley Cup glory once again.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Has Four-Point Night In Game 1

    News: Ryan Getzlaf scored a power-play goal and dished three assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's Game 1 victory over Calgary.
    Analysis: After four points in the first two games against Winnipeg, Ryan Getzlaf went silent for the next two games, though it didn't stop the Ducks from completing the sweep. But he certainly got back on the horse in a huge way Thursday, and with Anaheim promising to make a deep run, he should be one of the most valuable skaters in these playoffs.
  • Getzlaf Gets Three Points As Ducks Take Game 1

    News: Ryan Getzlaf picked up two assists -- one shorthanded -- and a power-play goal in Thursday's 4-2 playoff-opening win against the Jets.
    Analysis: He and Corey Perry really went to work in Winnipeg in the third period, flipping the script after entering the frame with a 2-1 deficit. Having ended the regular season with a two-point effort against Arizona, that's five points in the last two games for Ryan Getzlaf, who reached 70 points for the fifth time and now will look to help the Ducks make a deep playoff run.
  • Ducks' Getzlaf Leads Team To Victory

    News: Ryan Getzlaf collected a goal and an assist in Anaheim's win over Arizona on Saturday.
    Analysis: Ryan Getzlaf returned to the lineup after sitting out the Ducks' previous two games for rest purposes. As a result, he should be well-rested for the Ducks' first round playoff clash with the Winnipeg Jets. Getzlaf finished the season with 70 points in 77 games, the fifth time he has topped the 70-point plateau.