Ducks' Getzlaf Hampered By Right Ankle Injury: General manager Bob Murray said Ryan Getzlaf never returned to full strength after injuring his right ankle, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. (Updated 5/16/13)
Ankle - (Updated - 5/16/13)
Ryan Getzlaf suffered the right ankle injury on March 3 against Dallas when he got tangled up with Jamie Benn. With a full offseason ahead of him, Getzlaf should be fully healed by next season. (Updated 5/16/13).
05/09/2013 01:19 Ducks seize 3-2 lead on Bonino's overtime goal
Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime, and the Anaheim Ducks moved to the brink of the second round with a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 on Wednesday night.
05/04/2013 22:20 Ducks shut out Red Wings, take 2-1 series lead
Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play -- 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman -- and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs.
05/03/2013 01:28 Red Wings blow three-goal lead, survive Ducks in OT
Gustav Nyquist's power-play goal at 1:21 of overtime after the Red Wings blew a three-goal lead in the third period gave Detroit a 5-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks to even their playoff series Thursday night.
There were lots of rumors -- none proven, of course -- that Ryan Getzlaf was a little "high maintenance" last season and that was the reason for his stunning offensive collapse. We don't know and we don't care because we operate on facts. So here's what we do know. Getzlaf is arguably one the best centers in the entire league -- he has the complete package of a true number one center. True, his attitude and approach hasn't been great (that kneeing infraction at the most recent World Championships in Helsinki was flat-out ugly; his Patrick Kane-like antics in that city's nightclubs weren't a whole lot better.) But we're not ready to declare him a declining asset just yet -- he's just 27 and entering his prime as a hockey player. There could be a big rebound coming in his first full year under renowned players' coach Bruce Boudreau. A point-per-game and a top-five assist finish could be looming. It's a contract year, after all -- that's all the motivation he'll need. (Updated 8/14/12)