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Hamhuis leaves game after hit by Getzlaf

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis was knocked out of Wednesday night's game against Anaheim 6:29 into the third period after his head hit the end glass following a hit by Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf.

Hamhuis had just passed the puck and turned his back as Getzlaf came around the net from behind and delivered a check to the back of his left shoulder.

But Hamhuis' head hit the glass hard and he fell immediately to the ice, flat on his back for several minutes before finally sitting up.

Hamhuis eventually skated to the bench with a teammate holding either arm, and went straight to the locker room. There was no penalty to Getzlaf, who was playing his first game since missing six weeks with facial fractures.

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