let Steve Yzerman
and the rest of Canada know he's ready to go in the Olympics.
Getzlaf not only played for the Anaheim Ducks
on Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers
, he scored a pair of goals and finished with four points in the final NHL game before the Olympic break. Unless the high-ankle sprain he suffered last week suddenly acts up again, this seemingly guarantees he will play for Team Canada when it takes the ice for its first game on Tuesday.
Getzlaf had the primary assist on goals by Corey Perry
and Scott Niedermayer
, then added a pair of third-period power-play goals in the Ducks' 7-3 victory. He had missed the team’s game Saturday against the Calgary Flames
, and Yzerman said he hoped Getzlaf would play Sunday so Team Canada could judge if he would be healthy enough to play in the Olympics.
The injury had led to speculation Getzlaf might have to pull out, and Jeff Carter
of the Philadelphia Flyers
was selected to go to Vancouver just in case his services are needed. But Getzlaf's performance Sunday night seems to indicate he will be ready to go.