Anaheim forward Bobby Ryan left the first period of the Ducks' game against Calgary on Friday night with what appeared to be an ankle injury.
Ryan lost an edge and fell into the corner behind the Flames' net and was slow to get up. He hobbled to the bench and tested his left ankle, but was unable to put any weight on it and went to the dressing room.
Ryan, who has 30 or more goals in each of the past four seasons, has six goals and 18 points in 22 games this season for the Pacific Division-leading Ducks.
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie