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Getzlaf, Lindholm return for Anaheim; Hagg to play on Philadelphia's top defense pair

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / Deputy Managing Editor

DUCKS (3-3-1) at FLYERS (5-3-0)



The Game

Center Ryan Getzlaf and defenseman Hampus Lindholm will be in the lineup for the Anaheim Ducks against the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.

Getzlaf had missed the past three games with a lower-body injury, and Lindholm will play for the first time since Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder during the offseason.

The Flyers will finish their five-game homestand; they have gone 3-1-0 in the first four.


Players to watch

Ducks defenseman Josh Manson took part in the morning skate and is expected to play after not practicing Monday because of the flu. He has four assists in seven games, and leads the Ducks with a plus-7 rating.

Flyers rookie defenseman Robert Hagg will move onto the top defense pair with Ivan Provorov. Hagg has one assist in eight games and leads Flyers defensemen with a plus-5 rating. He replaces Andrew MacDonald, who is out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury sustained against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.


They said it

"It's been tough. I'm not used to being out, especially at the start of a season. It was a little bit tough at times. But I'm feeling good now. I'm feeling really good. I'm excited to get back out there with the guys." -- Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf

"I think they like to play that old-school game where they intimidate you, get in your face. The game's changed and you try to play with speed and try to use that as an advantage against those big bodies." -- Flyers center Sean Couturier


Ducks projected lineup

Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry

Andrew Cogliano -- Antoine Vermette -- Jakob Silfverberg

Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Ondrej Kase

Chris Wagner -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Kalle Kossila

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour

Jaycob Megna -- Kevin Bieksa

John Gibson

Reto Berra

Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Logan Shaw, Jared Boll

Injured: Cam Fowler (knee), Ryan Miller (upper body), Sami Vatanen (shoulder), Patrick Eaves (illness), Ryan Kesler (hip)


Flyers projected lineup

Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek

Jori Lehtera -- Valtteri Filppula -- Wayne Simmonds

Dale Weise -- Nolan Patrick -- Travis Konecny

Taylor Leier -- Scott Laughton -- Michael Raffl

Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg

Shayne Gostisbehere -- Radko Gudas

Brandon Manning -- Travis Sanheim

Brian Elliott

Michal Neuvirth

Scratched: Matt Read

Injured: Andrew MacDonald (lower body), Jordan Weal (upper body)


Status report

With Getzlaf returning, Rakell will move to left wing and Vermette will center the second line. … Weal is expected to miss his third straight game. 


Stat pack

Vermette leads the NHL with a 66.2 winning percentage on faceoffs (minimum 50 faceoffs). … Giroux has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past six games. … Gostisbehere has 11 points (one goal, 10 assists), tied with Mike Green of the Detroit Red Wings and Alex Pietrangelo of the St. Louis Blues for the NHL lead among defensemen.

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