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Getzlaf, Giguere Likely Out Tonight

Both players not expected to be in the lineup when the Ducks take on the Kings at Honda Center

Wednesday, 03.26.2008 / 2:47 PM / News
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Getzlaf, Giguere Likely Out Tonight

Neither forward Ryan Getzlaf nor goalie J.S. Giguere are expected to play tonight when the Ducks face the Kings at Honda Center at 7 p.m. Getzlaf is suffering from an upper body injury that acted up prior to Anaheim’s 2-1 victory over Phoenix last Saturday night. Giguere was kept out of the last two games with back spasms.

Getzlaf received treatment and hit the ice following the rest of the team’s morning skate. “Obviously if he’s not on the ice, we don’t expect him to play,” said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.

Giguere also spent time on the ice following the morning skate and will likely not be in the lineup tonight. Anaheim can clinch a playoff berth with at least a point in tonight's game.

“We’re hopeful both of them will be back Friday night,” Carlyle said. “For both of them, it’s about getting comfortable back on the ice. We try to give them the best possible chance to recover and our medical staff will monitor where they are as far as strength and flexibility and how close they are to being normal. Ultimately, it’s up to the player to decide.”

Confirmed Getzlaf: “I’m pretty sure that I’m out tonight. I am coming in tonight early to see the doctors and that kind of stuff. You never know, but it looks like I’m out for tonight and hopefully back by Friday. We’ll see how it goes.”

The Ducks play San Jose on Friday at Honda Center in a key Pacific Division matchup.

“These are all big games for us and it’s unfortunate that I’m not able to contribute,” Getzlaf said. “We haven’t clinched anything yet. But I think if you look at the big picture and what time of year it is and how things are going. Hopefully I’ll be 100 percent by Friday. I’ll know more tonight when I see the doctors.”

Giguere expressed hope that he would be able to participate in a full practice Thursday. In his stead tonight, Jonas Hiller will likely get the start for the third straight game with recent call-up J.S. Aubin backing up.

Giguere also hoped to be back between the pipes for Friday night's game.

“These are games you want to play,” Giguere said. “You want to set the tone for the playoffs. We all know that Friday will be a playoff type of game. I’d love to play that game, but at the same time you’ve got to be smart and make sure this isn’t bothering me the rest of the season. It’s not something that should, but you don’t want to be stupid about it either.”

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 31 56 28 87
C. Perry 81 43 39 32 82
N. Bonino 77 22 27 14 49
M. Perreault 69 18 25 13 43
A. Cogliano 82 21 21 13 42
C. Fowler 70 6 30 15 36
K. Palmieri 71 14 17 9 31
D. Winnik 76 6 24 6 30
H. Lindholm 78 6 24 29 30
S. Koivu 65 11 18 3 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 20 5 0 .923 2.29
J. Hiller 29 13 7 .911 2.48
 


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