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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 / 11:47 AM PT / 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.”

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 DAL 56 36 15 5 182 150 77
2 CHI 59 36 18 5 162 137 77
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 SJS 54 29 20 5 158 144 63
6 ANA 54 27 19 8 123 127 62
7 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
8 NSH 56 26 21 9 147 148 61
9 ARI 55 25 24 6 144 168 56
10 MIN 55 23 22 10 135 138 56
11 VAN 55 22 21 12 127 149 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 55 25 27 3 140 158 53
14 EDM 57 22 29 6 139 169 50

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 50 6 36 10 42
C. Perry 54 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 51 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 54 11 16 -7 27
S. Vatanen 54 6 20 0 26
J. Silfverberg 54 7 12 -1 19
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
A. Cogliano 54 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 53 6 8 -7 14
C. Fowler 41 3 11 -8 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 12 8 6 .919 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.11


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