Getzlaf was protected by Anaheim and won't be available to Las Vegas in the expansion draft, TSN reports.
It's no surprise the Anaheim captain was protected. Getzlaf was a force down the stretch in the regular season with 35 points through 25 games, and then he recorded 19 points -- eight goals -- over 17 playoffs games. Getzlaf has averaged 73 points per year over the past four seasons and remains a go-to fantasy asset in all settings.
Getzlaf has been assessed a $10,000 fine for his homophobic slur during Game 4 against the Predators, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.
This is reportedly the largest fine possible under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and unequivocally an unwanted distraction for the Ducks as they attempt to advance to the Stanley Cup finals. Getzlaf needs to stay focused, as he went off for three assists in Game 2, but sandwiched that effort with box-score goose eggs for the three other playoff contests against the Preds.
Getzlaf picked up three assists in Sunday's Game 2 win over the Predators.
Getzlaf was held off the scoresheet in Game 1, but he made sure to make an offensive impact in Game 2. The top-line center has had a fantastic postseason, racking up eight goals and 18 points through 13 games. He'll be challenged this round against a well-rounded Nashville blue line, but if Sunday is any indication, Getzlaf is well on his way to having another strong series.
Getzlaf scored a third-period goal and assisted on the game-winning tally in double overtime against Edmonton on Friday.
This was Getzlaf's third consecutive multiple-point game and sixth in nine playoff outings, and he's up to eight goals and 15 points in the postseason. The veteran has established himself as the Conn Smythe frontrunner at this stage of the spring. Obviously, the award won't be handed out for another month, but Getzlaf has put his club on his back and produced at an elite level. Perhaps the Anaheim captain senses this might be his last chance to win another cup because he's certainly playing like it.
Getzlaf recorded two goals and two assists during Wednesday's Game 4 overtime win over Edmonton.
With the Ducks down 2-0, Getzlaf took over Game 4 in the second period, compiling his first three points. He then assisted on the game-winning tally in overtime. Dating back to March 1, Getzlaf has 11 goals and 40 points through 26 games, and Wednesday's multi-point outing was his fifth of the postseason.