Getzlaf day-to-day; WJC notes.

Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf is day to day after suffering a leg laceration in a 5-2 loss Saturday to the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.

Getzlaf cut himself with his own skate while falling awkwardly to the ice. A medical examination recealed no muscle damage or tears and Getzlaf is listed as questionable for Tuesday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild at Honda Center.

“There’s definitely some healing to do,” Getzlaf said after the game, “but I think we’re talking days instead of weeks.”

Luca Sbisa saw his first action Sunday at the World Junior Championships. The Swiss captain, who started the season in Anaheim before being returned to the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the WHL, was blanked along with the rest of his teammates in Team USA’s 3-0 victory.

Forward Kyle Palmieri, whom the Ducks drafted in the first round of the 2009 Entry Draft, had a louder game for the Americans. He blocked a shot in the third period, then followed the puck into the offensive zone ahead of the defense for a breakaway rush. Palmieri made a nice move but hit the post, before Matt Donovan scored on the same possession to give the U.S. a 2-0 lead.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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