An MRI performed this afternoon on the sprained left ankle of Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf
showed no significant ligament or muscle tears, and the Ducks center is listed as day-to-day.
Following the MRI, Getzlaf made the following statement: “My ankle feels much better today and I’m relieved the test showed no significant damage. My goal is to return to the ice this week for the Ducks, and I look forward to joining Team Canada for the Olympics on Monday.”
About six minutes into the second period of Anaheim's 4-2 victory over the Kings last night, Getzlaf got tangled up with Dustin Brown before falling to the ice awkwardly on a Ducks power play. He immediately departed to the dressing room and did not return the rest of the way.
This morning, prior to undergoing the MRI, Getzlaf told reporters, "I feel a lot better actually. Last night was pretty ugly at times and painful. The swelling reacted perfectly. There is not much swelling in it.
"With the way the play went and the way it felt, it was definitely a scary time. Last night was tough for me. This morning, it looked really positive. My meetings with our trainers so far have gone really well." Getzlaf comments before the MRI