Getzlaf (groin) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Islanders, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Getzlaf took part in practice Wednesday, providing some early optimism that he would rejoin the lineup for the contest. While that won't be the case, the star pivot appears to be on the verge of doing so. His next opportunity arises Saturday when the club travels to Vegas to take on the Golden Knights.
Getzlaf (groin) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's clash against the visiting Islanders, Eric Stephens of The Athletic reports. Getzlaf remains on injured reserve -- per the NHL's official media site -- which doesn't leave much time for the Ducks to process a transaction ahead of puck drop, even though this is the latest game among four on a relatively light slate. Further to that point, with the captain's status unlikely to be determined ahead of pregame warmups, it's anyone's guess if he will be a safe play in daily fantasy since lineups will lock early in all but the single-game contests. As a result, it's probably best to take a wait-and-see approach with Getzlaf.
Per the official NHL media site, Getzlaf (groin) was place on injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 6. Getzlaf has been doing well in his recovery from a groin injury, and the forward could be in the lineup as early as Wednesday. The move to IR was retroactive to Oct. 6 and as a result, owners should be gearing up to insert the Ducks' captain back into their lineups soon.
Getzlaf (groin) won't play Saturday against Dallas or Sunday against the Blues, but could return Wednesday against the Islanders, Mike Coppinger of the Los Angeles Times reports. Getzlaf's groin injury isn't believed to be overly serious, but the Ducks are taking a cautious approach with his recovery to ensure his injury doesn't become a long-term issue. The veteran pivot has been limited in practice this week, so another update on his status should surface once he's cleared to be a full participant.
Getzlaf (lower body) is not on the ice for warmups ahead of Wednesday's game against the Coyotes, suggesting he won't play, Dave Vest of the Coyotes' official site reports. Getzlaf will miss his second straight contest as he continues to recover from a lower-body issue. He will likely cede his top-line duties to Adam Henrique again, though it's worth noting that Ryan Kesler (hip) took the ice for warmups, suggesting he could make his return Wednesday.
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