An MRI performed this afternoon on the sprained left ankle of Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf showed no significant ligament or muscle tears, and the Ducks center is listed as day-to-day.
Following the MRI, Getzlaf made the following statement: “My ankle feels much better today and I’m relieved the test showed no significant damage. My goal is to return to the ice this week for the Ducks, and I look forward to joining Team Canada for the Olympics on Monday.”
That collective sigh you hear is coming from north of the U.S. border. The Ducks, however, will likely have to play the Edmonton Oilers tomorrow night without their leading scorer.
Getzlaf left in the second period of Monday night’s win over the Kings and didn’t return after sustaining the injury. On Tuesday morning he told reporters that “the swelling and stuff all reacted perfectly. There’s not much swelling.”