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Getzlaf Day-to-Day with Forehead Injury

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was held out of practice Wednesday and remains day-to-day after suffering a deep cut to the forehead Tuesday night in Phoenix.

Getzlaf was struck by a shot off the stick of Coyotes forward Shane Doan 4:38 into the second period, which glanced off the stick of Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler and caught Getzlaf just under the helmet. The Ducks captain left the ice bleeding profusely and did not return to a game Anaheim eventually won 3-1. He received 12 to 15 stitches on the cut, according to Ducks coach Randy Carlyle.

"We told him to stay at home today," Carlyle said after today's practice at Honda Center. "With the stitches and all of the swelling, it's better he stays still for awhile

"He'll soak that forehead with ice as much as he can, get his rest and start the healing process.
We'll make an assessment as far as when he returns tomorrow."

Carlyle added that Getzlaf had "quite a gash there. He had some bleeding into his nasal cavity and began feeling nauseous."

Getzlaf is scheduled to undergo tests, including an MRI, on Thursday.

The 25-year-old has played in all 40 games for the Ducks this season and is second on the team in scoring with 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists).

Carlyle, Bobby Ryan and Nick Bonino discuss Getzlaf's injury

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