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Getzlaf could be out for Anaheim; New York seeks second straight win

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

DUCKS (14-17-4) at ISLANDERS (23-8-2)

1 p.m. ET; MSG+, PRIME, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The Anaheim Ducks could be without center Ryan Getzlaf when they try to avoid a third straight loss on their four-game road trip against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday.

Getzlaf left practice early Friday because of a virus going around the team, the Orange County Register reported. His status for the game is uncertain.

Anaheim has been outscored 7-2 through the first two games of the trip, losing on back-to-back days against the Philadelphia Flyers (4-1) and New Jersey Devils (3-1) on Tuesday and Wednesday.

New York returns home after a 3-2 shootout win at the Boston Bruins on Thursday. The Islanders are 3-0-1 in their past four home games against the Ducks.

The Ducks ended the Islanders' 17-game point streak with a 3-0 victory at Honda Center on Nov. 25.

 

Players to watch

Ducks forward Adam Henrique has a goal and an assist in his past three games.

Islanders forward Jordan Eberle has five points (one goal, four assists) in his past five games.

 

They said it

"He's played well. I thought he was one of our better forwards, if not our two or three best forwards [Wednesday] night." -- Ducks coach Dallas Eakins on center Isac Lundestrom, according to the Orange County Register

"We have [the standings] up in our room; we all definitely are aware of what's going on. I wouldn't say you're studying it too much; there's still a long way left to go. Nonetheless, you want to make sure you're keeping your spot there. You can't have any lapses. That's why we just keep the same approach." -- Islanders forward Josh Bailey

 

Ducks projected lineup

Adam Henrique -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Ondrej Kase

Rickard Rakell -- Isac Lundestrom -- Jakob Silfverberg

Max Jones -- Sam Steel -- Max Comtois

Nicolas Deslauriers -- Sam Carrick -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Cam Fowler -- Erik Gudbranson

Michael Del Zotto -- Korbinian Holzer

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Devin Shore

Injured: Nick Ritchie (knee), Troy Terry (leg), Derek Grant (shoulder), Jacob Larsson (upper body)

 

Islanders projected lineup

Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle

Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Josh Bailey

Ross Johnston -- Derick Brassard -- Andrew Ladd

Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Tom Kuhnhackl

Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield

Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk

Thomas Greiss

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Noah Dobson, Leo Komarov

Injured: Michael Dal Colle (upper body), Cal Clutterbuck (wrist)

 

Status report

Terry is out 10 weeks; Grant and Ritchie are expected to miss at least one month. Larsson is day to day. … The Islanders did not practice Friday. ... Ladd was recalled from Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Saturday. Clutterbuck will be out indefinitely after having surgery on his left wrist. He was injured in the third period Thursday when he was cut by a skate blade.

 

Stat pack

Anaheim is 4-1-0 in its past five games against New York. … The Ducks are 5-10-2 on the road this season. … Barzal has scored twice in his past four games. ... Lee has two goals and three assists in his past five.

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