Anaheim Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf will play despite ugly injury to face

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf leaves the ice after getting struck by a puck late in Game 1 on...

Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf leaves the ice after getting struck by a puck late in Game 1 on Wednesday. The team says he's good to go for Friday's Game 2. (AFP/Getty Images)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:18 PM ET

ANAHEIM - For picking up points? It shouldn’t be a problem.

For picking up chicks? Well, let’s just say it’s a good thing Anaheim Ducks centre Ryan Getzlaf is already off the market.

Getzlaf was struck in the face by a slap shot as the final seconds ticked off the clock in Wednesday’s Game 1 victory over the Dallas Stars and, although Anaheim’s captain missed practice Thursday and wasn’t publicly showing off the damage, his teammates reported it ain’t pretty.

Getzlaf’s brother Chris, a receiver for the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, posted a photo to Twitter on Thursday evening that proves it.

“Luckily, he’s married, he’s got a couple of kids,” said Ducks defenceman Ben Lovejoy. “He’s not out trying impress people with his face.”

Ducks fans — and probably a lot of fantasy playoff poolies, too — can exhale, because Getzlaf will be in Anaheim’s lineup for Friday’s Game 2 at Honda Center.


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