A target date has been set for Ryan Getzlaf to return to the Ducks’ lineup.
The captain had a follow-up CT scan Wednesday on his nasal sinus fractures, and the team said today that the fractures are healing well and remain
stable. Getzlaf has been cleared to skate with the team when it returns to practice 3 p.m. Monday at Honda
Center, though he isn’t likely to be cleared for full contact right away.
Getzlaf will be held out of game action for
the next two contests, Feb. 2 against San Jose and Feb. 5 at Colorado. He will likely
return to the lineup sometime during the Ducks’ Western Canada swing – Feb. 9 in Vancouver, Feb. 11 in Calgary, or Feb. 13 in Edmonton.
Including the Dec. 28 win against the Phoenix Coyotes in which Getzlaf was injured, the Ducks have gone 10-3-0 without their captain.