The move came after coach Bruce Boudreau left open the possibility of Getzlaf sitting when he did not participate in the morning skate before Anaheim played the Dallas Stars at Honda Center.
It is the second straight game that Getzlaf has been scratched. Boudreau suggested after the Ducks' 4-2 loss to the Colorado Avalanche last Friday that Getzlaf wasn't fully healthy, although Getzlaf has practiced in each of the past two days.
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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