Ryan Getzlaf picked up a pair of assists -- one on the PP -- in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Panthers.
The Anaheim Ducks captain has now recorded at least two points in two of his past three games, albeit against the Hurricanes and Panthers. Getzlaf also matched his season high of five shots on goal over 19:08. After recording just an assist in all of October, Getzlaf has a goal and seven assists in eight games during November.
Ryan Getzlaf finally scored his first goal of the season Monday in a 4-1 win over the Hurricanes. He also skated to a plus-2 and collected an assist.
With the Hurricanes' goalie pulled, Getzlaf deposited the biscuit into an open cage 19:00 into the third period. It's hard to fathom that it took the superstar nearly 14 full games to light the lamp, so look for the goals to flow in more frequently now that he's gotten the scoring monkey off his back.
Ryan Getzlaf will make his return to the lineup Friday against Columbus.
After dealing with discomfort since the beginning of the season, Getzlaf underwent an appendectomy on October 27th and subsequently missed the Anaheim Ducks ' next four games. With only a single assist and a minus-5 rating through eight games this season, expect Getzlaf to turn his season around now that his ailment has been resolved.
Ryan Getzlaf (appendicitis) practiced Thurday and is considered questionable to play Friday against Columbus, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Getzlaf fans should be encouraged upon learning that Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau is pleased with the veteran center's progress, saying "It's much better than I thought it would be." Still, it would behoove fantasy owners to monitor the situation carefully as more concrete information about Getzlaf's status should surface ahead of the puck drop Friday.
Ryan Getzlaf (appendicitis) will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday against the Panthers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Originally slated to miss 4-to-12 days as he recovered from his appendectomy, he's still within that window, but appears closer to returning. In eight games, Getzlaf has severely under-performed (along with the rest of his Anaheim Ducks teammates) with just one assist in eight games this season while posting a minus-5. His return will be a boon to the Ducks' offense.