Getzlaf cleared to practice Monday.

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.

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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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