Ryan Getzlaf (nasal sinus fractures) placed on IR.

The Ducks will be without their captain for the next two games – and possibly longer.

Ryan Getzlaf was diagnosed with multiple nasal sinus fractures as a result of a shot that struck him in the forehead, between the eyes, in the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Phoenix Coyotes. The initial CT scan was performed Wednesday, and Getzlaf will see a specialist and undergo additional tests Friday to determine the length of absence and any additional steps.

The Ducks placed the 25-year-old center on injured reserve, ruling him out for Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers and Sunday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

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About J.P. Hoornstra

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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