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Ducks lose star center Ryan Getzlaf on day-to-day basis after aggravating injury during warm-ups

The Anaheim Ducks were forced to play without their best player Thursday when star center Ryan Getzlaf aggravated a lower-body injury during warm-ups and was unable to take part in the game against Nashville.
The Hockey News

The Hockey News

The Anaheim Ducks are one of the NHL's most dangerous teams, but they suffered a significant, if short-term blow when star center Ryan Getzlaf aggravated a lower-body injury during warmup before Thursday's game against Nashville and was unable to play.

Getzlaf, the Ducks' leading pointgetter (16 goals and 36 assists in 50 games) this season and a finalist for the Hart Trophy last year, was listed as "day-to-day" in his timetable for return.

Anaheim was beginning a five-game Eastern road trip Thursday against the Preds, and two of the games on that trip come against opponents (Washington and Tampa Bay) who will give them a serious test.

However, as they showed in their showdown with Nashville – beating by a score of 5-2 a deep and talented squad that will challenge them down the stretch for the Presidents' Trophy as the league's top regular-season team – there's much more to the Ducks' attack than just one player.

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