Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with swelling from a facial injury sustained against the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday.
Getzlaf will be re-evaluated Monday and is expected to miss at least the next three games. He was injured 23 seconds into the Ducks' 4-3 shootout win against the Hurricanes when teammate Corey Perry's shot was redirected by Hurricanes forward Sebastian Aho and hit him in the face. He played six more shifts in the first period after returning from the locker room but did not come out for the second period.
Getzlaf, 32, has seven points (one goal, six assists) in six games. He missed the first two games of the season and then three in a row from Oct. 13-20 because of a lower-body injury.
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Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa skated Tuesday but remains day to day with an injury to his left hand.
"There's no feeling sorry for yourself, because no one in the League feels sorry for you," coach Randy Carlyle told the Ducks website.
The Ducks host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; FS-W, SNO, NHL.TV)