14-15 Report/15-16 Outlook: Captain led the team in scoring for the third straight season and to the conference final with some mixed performances along the way .. registering sixty percent of his points in the first half with 42 points in 38 games, bolstered by a brilliant second quarter (21-8-19-27) - versus 28 in 39 games to end the season .. finished sixth in playoff scoring and posted the best points per game (past the first round), yet failed to score a goal in the final 11 playoff games - accumulating a dozen assists (11-0-12-12) – with a career low shooting percentage of 4.2% .. failed to register a shot on goal in five of the final 25 games – missing two April games for rest according to coaching staff .. well off his pace, he recorded two power play points after January 30 (28-1-1-2) contributing to a career low 3.33 Pts/60 at 5v4, earning a point on 63.2% of on-ice goals and generating 17% less individual shot attempts than ’13-14 – scoring just three goals, tying his rookie season – scoring only 18.6% of his points on the power play compared to an average of over 30% for the previous three seasons .. at 5v5, he produced 25% less goals while earning a point on a career high 85.5% of on-ice goals, fuelled by 21 primary assists on 29 helpers .. highly-skilled playmaker with terrific athleticism for a big man .. boasts superb patience and protection skills, supported by soft, strong hands .. deploys a booming shot .. threw pucks at the net haphazardly last season – doing most damage around the top of the crease .. increasingly more physical and diligent defensively .. stops moving his feet at times and suffers lapses in discipline and focus and is prone to obstruction and aggression fouls .. awkward and reckless delivering hits .. rehabbed a sports hernia diagnosed in June, no surgery required but monitor before your draft .. should lead the team again with upside with a return to power play form.
13-14 Report: Dominating season for MVP nominee, finishing second behind Crosby in league scoring with 87 points (77-31-56-87) – burying a disappointing 11-12 as a distant memory .. marked a second straight year tallying more than a point per game (and 6th time in the last 7 years) .. the skilled playmaker (5th in the league in assists) led the team in power play production with 23 points on a disappointing unit (22nd in the league) .. developed into a very effective two-way center, driving positive possession at even strength (51.2% CF%), despite offensive zone starts of only 48.8% .. took on a more assertive role offensively, firing 204 shots, his most since 2008-09 (227) and breaking 30 goals for the first time in his career .. hit totals decreased to 110 last year (from a career high of 189 in 10-11) as his game evolves .. demonstrated leadership in the playoffs, playing through a sprained shoulder in the second round against Los Angeles, yet still managing to post 15 points in 12 games (12-4-11-15) .. while career shooting percentage is at 12.3%, he has averaged over 15% for the last four seasons, including the outlier 6.0% from 11-12 .. well-rounded leader’s responsibilities in defensive situations will be eased with the addition of Kesler .. adding another high end forward will help fuel the hunger that lingers after a tough game-seven loss to LA .. a new found propensity for shooting the puck and a developing young core in Anaheim bodes well for this elite scorer.
Scouting: A highly-skilled playmaker with terrific athleticism for a big man .. propelled by a sturdy, powerful stride and improving quickness, though could use a bigger startup burst as well as cleaner footwork .. boasts superb patience and protection skills, supported by soft, strong hands .. enhances his repertoire when being proactive about deploying a booming shot .. threw pucks at the net haphazardly last season - doing most damage around the top of the crease .. increasingly more physical and diligent defensively .. still lets up at times and suffers lapses in discipline and focus .. stops moving his feet and is prone to obstruction and aggression fouls .. awkward and reckless delivering hits.
12-13 Report: Impressive return to form by the “the straw that stirs the drink” according to Boudreau .. increased confidence as captain was evident pacing his teammates from the start .. typically a slow starter showed no rust after being idle during the lockout .. the break uncovered a lost extra step and a physically engaged captain early in the season .. tying for tenth in league scoring (44-15-34-49, +14, 1.11 PPG ) and 2nd in shorthanded goals (3) .. rebounded from career low shooting percentage in '11-12 (5.9%) topping out at 15.2% and 15 goals .. scored four goals in the first 14 games - recorded first of two 5-game point streaks (5-1-4-5) second 5-gamer (5-2-7-9) was followed up with a solid four-game streak (4-3-6-9) .. 15 multiple point games in total.. no prolonged slumps and a scorching month Feb 12 – Mar 10 (13-7-15-22) .. led the team in take-aways (27), 3rd on the team in hits (89) in addition to leading in PP points (15) and team scoring .. injured his foot on Mar 3 , missing three games Apr 5 – Apr 8, and was not 100% again in the season according to GM Murray still finishing (9-3-8-11) .. not slowed in leading playoff scoring (7-3-3-6) firing a 20% shooting percentage while skating to the highest average TOI per game (21:27) among forwards, 8th in the NHL .. signed an 8 year contract alongside Perry keeping the dynamic pair together through 2020-21.
2011-12 Review: Ducks' captain got sidetracked after a decent start last fall - and proceeded to stumble through the worst season of his career .. scored seven goals in the final 73 games - and just once in a brutal 32-game stretch over the second half (32-1-19-20) .. also went 32 games on the road without a goal .. plummeted to a career-worst shooting percentage (5.9%) - down from a personal-best of 16.2 in `10-11 .. charged with 95 giveaways - second-most in the league .. allowed Slovakia to steal a late win against Canada in the World Championship quarter-final thanks to a clumsy knee-on-knee hit .. a re-commitment is required.
- May 20, 2017
Update:Getzlaf has been assessed a $10,000 fine for his homophobic slur during Game 4 against the Predators, Frank Seravalli of TSN reports.
Analysis:This is reportedly the largest fine possible under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and unequivocally an unwanted distraction for the Ducks as they attempt to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals. Getzlaf needs to stay focused, as he went off for three assists in Game 2, but sandwiched that effort with box-score goose eggs for the three other playoff contests against the Preds.
- May 6, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored a third-period goal and assisted on the game-winning tally in double overtime against Edmonton on Friday.
Analysis:This was Getzlaf's third consecutive multiple-point game and sixth in nine playoff outings, and he's up to eight goals and 15 points in the postseason. The veteran has established himself as the Conn Smythe frontrunner at this stage of the spring. Obviously, the award won't be handed out for another month, but Getzlaf has put his club on his back and produced at an elite level. Perhaps the Anaheim captain senses this might be his last chance to win another Cup, because he's certainly playing like it.
- May 4, 2017
Update:Getzlaf recorded two goals and two assists along with a plus-4 rating during Wednesday's Game 4 overtime win over Edmonton.
Analysis:With the Ducks down 2-0, Getzlaf took over Game 4 in the second period, compiling his first three points. He then assisted on the game-winning tally in overtime. Dating back to March 1, Getzlaf has 11 goals and 40 points through 26 games, and Wednesday's multi-point outing was his fifth such effort of the postseason, giving him 13 points in eight playoff contests.
- April 16, 2017
Update:Getzlaf netted the game-winning goal and added an assist in Saturday's Game 2 victory over the Flames.
Analysis:It was a lucky bounce for Getzlaf, but they all count the same. The veteran center has kicked off the postseason with back-to-back multi-point games and helped the Ducks grab a 2-0 series lead. He's built off his tremendous second half to the regular season and now has 103 points in 106 career playoff games. He's scored both of his goals this series with the man advantage and will continue to terrorize the Flames if they keep giving him opportunities.
- March 30, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) took line rushes in pregame warmups, indicating that he will likely return for Thursday night's game in Winnipeg, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf is slated to reclaim his spot on Anaheim's top line Thursday after missing Tuesday's game in Vancouver. The 31-year-old has eight assists in his last four games and will look to keep up the momentum as the Ducks continue the fight for playoff positioning.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) was on the ice for Thursday's morning skate ahead of the Ducks' matchup with Winnipeg, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf told reporters he was going to see how "things react" before determining his status against the Jets. If the center is given the all clear, he will almost certainly bump Antoine Vermette from a top-six role. Prior to getting hurt, Getzlaf was on a tear, tallying 23 points in his previous 15 outings, including two goals on the power play and another one shorthanded. The veteran is averaging 21:03 of ice time thanks to playing in all three facets of the game, which means he'll have plenty of chances to bend the twine.
- March 28, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) was a last-minute scratch for Tuesday's game against the Canucks, Eric Stephens of The Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:With Getzlaf sidelined, tough guy Jared Boll drew into the lineup. Apparently, Getzlaf tried to test his injury in warmups and didn't feel comfortable trying to go through an entire game. It's tough news for those in fantasy pools during playoff time, but the good part is that the injury doesn't sound terribly serious.
- March 27, 2017
Update:Getzlaf notched four assists in Sunday's win over the Rangers.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been looking like 2007 Getzlaf of late, racking up 27 points in his last 19 games. His 14 goals on the season are nothing special, but he's turned back the clock of late and is delivering points at a rapid rate. With 47 PIM and another 70-point campaign in sight, Getzlaf is a well-rounded fantasy option who should be rolled out with confidence as the playoffs approach.
- March 23, 2017
Update:Getzlaf recorded a trio of helpers in a 4-3 win over the Oilers on Wednesday. He also skated to a plus-3.
Analysis:The Ducks' captain has been a beast lately to the tune of 23 points in his last 17 games -- including two goals and eight assists in his last six. All of a sudden, Getzlaf's 62 points are one shy of the 63 he put up last year, and with nine games remaining in the regular season, it's conceivable he could reach the 70-point plateau for the sixth time in his career.
- March 16, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal and added an assist in a 2-1 win Wednesday over the Blues.
Analysis:Getzlaf's 14th goal of the season came while shorthanded in the second period and held up as the game-winner. The Ducks' captain has been dynamite since mid-February, racking up six goals and 13 assists in just 14 games for a solid total of 58 points in 63 games. Given his recent run, Getzlaf could very well reach the point-per-game threshold by season's end.
- March 13, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored his 13th goal of the season and added two assists in Sunday's win over the Capitals.
Analysis:Getzlaf's recent tear has brought him close to a point-per-game pace on the season. The 31-year-old has scored four times and racked up 14 points in his last 10 games. The top-line center remains a well-rounded fantasy option with solid power-play production and 47 PIM. Keep him rolling, as the Ducks are battling for playoff position and will be relying on their veterans down the stretch.
- March 8, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal and dished out a pair of helpers in a 4-3 shootout victory over the visiting Predators on Tuesday.
Analysis:The Ducks' captain put his team on the board with a power-play marker 14:16 into the first period, then added a pair of secondary apples in the second. Getzlaf has been rolling since mid-February, rattling off 13 points over his last 10 games in a vintage display of production that has owners undoubtedly pleased with his late-season surge.
- March 6, 2017
Update:Getzlaf notched an assist Sunday in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver.
Analysis:The 31-year-old center now has two goals and five assists over the past seven games, which is consistent with his usual play. Anaheim is headed into a tough stretch in their schedule, though, where it will face off against five straight playoff-hungry teams. Getzlaf's power-play presence should allow him to maintain his solid performance throughout this stretch.
- March 4, 2017
Update:Getzlaf provided a pair of secondary assists in Friday's 5-2 win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis:The captain was rather quiet through the first two periods, only to dish on insurance goals for Sami Vatanen and Patrick Eaves in succession during the final frame. Getzlaf is on pace to match his 63 points from 2015-16, holding his stance as one of the league's most dependable fantasy centers.
- February 21, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored two goals and registered five shots on net during Monday's loss to Arizona.
Analysis:After falling behind 3-0 in the first period, Getzlaf did his best to lead the comeback charge, but Anaheim and its captain fell short. Since missing four games with a lower-body injury in early January, Getzlaf has a respectable six goals, 15 points and 37 shots through 18 games. While he's no longer a top-tier scorer, the 31-year-old pivot is still a strong fantasy asset. He should continue to flirt with a point-per-game pace leading into the playoffs, too.
- February 13, 2017
Update:Getzalf has just two power-play points through his past 20 games.
Analysis:After registering 13 points -- two goals -- with the man advantage through his first 30 games of the campaign, Getzlaf's decline in power-play production has hindered his fantasy upside over the past 20 contests. While five goals and 14 points over the 20-game span aren't poor totals, Getzlaf is in danger of seeing his point total decline for a third consecutive season. While you don't want to confuse the 31-year-old center with the fantasy star he was during his offensive prime, Getzlaf is still a universal own in seasonal leagues.
- January 24, 2017
Update:Getzlaf scored a power-play goal and added an assist with four shots on net through 26:13 of ice time during Monday's win over Winnipeg.
Analysis:While it was his first multi-point game since Dec. 13, Getzlaf continues to provide consistent checks in the point column with 37 through 43 games. The veteran is also still logging huge minutes (20:49 with 3:21 on the power play). He might not be a high-end scorer anymore, but Getzlaf is still a reliable fantasy asset who should be owned in all settings.
- January 12, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will return to Anaheim's lineup for Thursday's game against Colorado, NHL.com's Rick Sadowski reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf has missed the Ducks' last four games due to a lower-body injury, but he was able to participate in Wednesday's practice and evidently didn't suffer any setbacks during that on-ice workout. The 31-year-old Canadian will return to his role centering Anaheim's top line and top power-play unit against the Avalanche. The veteran pivot has racked up 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in 36 games this season, so he remains a highly valuable fantasy asset in all formats.
- January 11, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) is officially considered a game-time decision for Thursday's matchup with the Avalanche, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was able to take part in Wednesday's practice, so it appears he's trending in the right direction. The 31-year-old has five goals and 25 assists to his name this season, so his return to the Ducks' top line would surely be welcomed by the team and fantasy owners alike.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:This was Getzlaf's first full practice since suffering the injury in Philadelphia on New Year's Day. He has sat out the past four contests, but Getzlaf has a chance to play Thursday against the Avalanche after being cleared to practice in full. The 31-year-old pivot's return to the ice would be a major boost for the Ducks, as he's notched 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in 36 games this season.
- January 10, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with the Stars, Eric Stephens of Southern California News Group reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf will miss a fourth consecutive contest as he continues to be bothered by symptoms of a lower-body ailment. The 31-year-old center, who's tallied 12 points (three goals, nine assists) over his last 16 games, will have his next opportunity to draw into the lineup Jan. 12 against the Avalanche.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) spoke to reporters about his availability for Tuesday's game against the Stars. "I'm a game-time decision from here on out," he said. "I pushed it a little more this morning, and we'll re-evaluate it [before the game]."
Analysis:Unfortunately, the Ducks have the latest game on the slate Tuesday, meaning folks in daily fantasy leagues aren't likely to get clarity on the situation until after lineups lock. With that being said, he could end up being a fine tournament play if you're willing to roll the dice on the chance that he'll suit up. Getzlaf has 30 points (five goals, 25 assists) in just 36 games this season, putting him on pace to nearly mirror the 63-point output that he registered with the Ducks in 2015-16.
- January 9, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) wasn't present for practice Monday but did skate beforehand, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf's availability for Tuesday's contest against the Stars remains up in the air, but his absence from practice Monday suggests he may not be ready to go for a fourth straight game. The team should update the star pivot's status again following morning skate Tuesday.
- January 8, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) won't play in Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Analysis:The center has skated the last two days, so he's getting closer to returning, but not quite there yet. With 30 points in 36 games, the forward has been a valuable fantasy player, and when he returns, he will be a solid play. HIs next opportunity to return will be Tuesday against Dallas.
- January 7, 2017
Update:Getzlaf's (lower body) status for Sunday's game against Minnesota is unclear as the team didn't practice Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks' captain has been sidelined for the last two games after suffering the injury on Jan. 1 against the Flyers. With 30 points in 36 contests, Getzlaf is having a down season by his standards, but is still an above-average fantasy commodity with veteran savvy and game-breaking ability, so owners are no doubt anxious for his return. Look for further information following Sunday's morning skate as to the likelihood of the 31-year-old suiting up for what will be a tough evening affair with the visiting Wild.
- January 6, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) won't play in Friday's game against Arizona, Dan Wood of 830 AM reports.
Analysis:The forward missed Wednesday's game, and will now make it two in a row on the sidelines. Before the injury, he was having a great year with 30 points in 36 games, and when he returns, it's safe to assume he'll pick up where he left off at some point. His next opportunity will come Sunday against Minnesota.
- January 4, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will not play Wednesday night against the Red Wings, but he is making progress, per coach Randy Carlyle.
Analysis:Captain Getzlaf missed Tuesday's skate with the ailment, though he's reportedly responded well to treatment over the past couple of days. The towering power forward leads the Ducks with 25 assists in 36 games, and more than half of his helpers have taken place with the man advantage. It will be important to check his status in daily leagues ahead of Friday's game against the Coyotes.
- January 3, 2017
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) received treatment and saw improvement, but did not skate Tuesday.
Analysis:When asked about Getzlaf, assistant coach Paul MacLean said the team will see how the captain is doing tomorrow before making any decisions, making his status for Wednesday's game against the Red Wings questionable at best. The 31-year-old has been an absolute workhorse for the Ducks this season and posted an astounding 24:55 time on ice Dec. 30 before getting injured during the next contest, so maybe a game off could do the veteran some good.
- January 2, 2017
Update:Getzlaf is dealing with a lower-body injury and is day-to-day.
Analysis:There were some concerns regarding the Ducks' captain after he only received 15:03 of ice time in Sunday's game against the Flyers -- which was less than five full minutes than his season average of 20:28 -- and now those suspicions have been confirmed. Getzlaf reportedly received treatment for the ailment Monday but didn't take part in practice, so his status for Wednesday's matchup with the Wings remains uncertain.
- December 31, 2016
Update:Getzlaf scored a shorthanded goal, registered three shots on net and took a minor penalty during Friday's loss to Vancouver.
Analysis:Without a multi-point showing and just two goals, four points and 12 shots through his past eight games, Getzlaf's slowing down offensively. He's still a solid fantasy asset, but his days as a high-end center might be in the rearview mirror, as Getzlaf's five goals, 65 shots and minus-8 rating are underwhelming marks. While the 31-year-old pivot is trending in the wrong direction, he's still the go-to center for Anaheim, which helps buoy his fantasy value.
- December 4, 2016
Update:Getzlaf picked up two helpers in Saturday's loss to the Oilers.
Analysis:Getzlaf is sitting on just two goals this season, but he's been producing offense, notching 21 points in 22 games. The veteran has put up five points over his last four games to help Anaheim climb to the top five in the Western Conference standings. While he's barely scoring, it's hard to argue with his point-per-game production, so make sure to keep him rolling.
- November 27, 2016
Update:Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal and had an assist Saturday against the Sharks.
Analysis:It was a strong effort from Getzlaf, who fired five shots on goal. The captain has only scored twice this season, but he's been consistent with offensive production, racking up 18 points in 19 games. While the 31-year-old is know for being a decent goal-scorer, he only netted 13 tallies last season and is struggling once again in that department this year, so it might be time to lower expectations. Keep him rolling, however, as his steady point production makes him a fantasy asset.
- November 7, 2016
Update:Getzlaf returned to action Sunday, notching three assists in a win over Calgary.
Analysis:Getzlaf had missed the past three games with an upper-body injury, but wasted no time making an impact upon returning. The Captain returned to his top-line center role with Corey Perry on his wing and helped the Ducks pick up their second consecutive victory. Getzlaf now has 12 points in 10 games on the season and is producing on the power play. He's only scored once this season, but the Ducks are rolling and he's shooting the puck often, so the goals will come. Use him well.
- November 6, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) took line rushes in advance of Sunday's game against the Flames and appears set to play, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks' captain assumed his regular spot atop the first line with Corey Perry and Nick Ritchie, who is also returning from an upper-body ailment. Getzlaf sat out two games with the issue but given that he was a game-time decision at Sunday's morning skate, there shouldn't be much doubt now about his impending return. He has nine points through nine games this season.
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup with the Flames.
Analysis:Getzlaf returned to the ice for practice on Saturday, providing an encouraging sign heading into gameday. It appears he's a true game-time decision, however, and his status for the evening's contest should be updated prior to puck drop.
- November 5, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) was able to practice Saturday, Ducks radio analyst Dan Wood reports.
Analysis:The Ducks are one of four teams not included on Saturday's heavy slate of games, so fantasy owners of Getzlaf won't have to worry about his status until Sunday evening's contest against the visiting Flames. Captain Getzlaf has missed the past two games due to the injury, with the Ducks looking lost without him in Wednesday's 5-1 defeat at the hands (er..flippers?) of the Penguins.
- November 4, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) is out Friday against Arizona.
Analysis:Getzlaf missed Wednesday's game, as well as a contest Oct. 26, so he's dealing with a bit of a protracted injury. He's been incredibly productive with nine points in nine games, and losing him even for one night could hurt a large share of fantasy owners.
- November 2, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) won't play Wednesday against the Penguins.
Analysis:Getzlaf missed last Wednesday's game against the Predators with an upper-body ailment, so it appears as though the Ducks' captain may be dealing with some sort of lingering injury. Getzlaf's owners can expect an update on his status ahead of Friday's matchup the Coyotes.
- October 28, 2016
Update:Ducks coach Randy Carlyle told reporters Friday that Getzlaf (upper body) will be in the lineup for the evening's matchup with Columbus unless he suffers a setback before puck drop.
Analysis:Getzlaf participated in Friday's morning skate without issue, so unless he aggravates his injury during pregame warmups, there's no reason to believe he won't be available against the Blue Jackets. We'll provide an update on his status if he's scratched at the last minute, but Getzlaf's owners shouldn't hesitate to slot the 31-year-old forward back into their lineups ahead of Friday's contest. The Ducks captain is expected to slot right back into his usual spot, centering Corey Perry and Nick Ritchie on Anaheim's first line against Columbus.
- October 26, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will not play Wednesday night against the Predators.
Analysis:The Ducks have seven defensemen on the active roster, with Korbinian Holzer being the most recent spare, so it's possible that one of the blueliners draw into a forward spot Wednesday to make up for Getzlaf's absence, or the recently waived Emerson Etem could stay with the big club. Either way, Getzlaf should be considered day-to-day ahead of Friday's home game against the Blue Jackets.
Update:Getzlaf (forearm) will be a game-time decision for Wednesday's contest against the visiting Predators, Adam Vingan of The Tennessean reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf prematurely left Tuesday's game having been hit with the puck. He's been a beast this season with a goal and seven assists in as many contests. We expect the Ducks will shed light on his status closer to puck drop Wednesday evening.
- October 24, 2016
Update:Getzlaf dished out three helpers in Sunday's win over Vancouver.
Analysis:The good times continue to roll for the captain, who now has eight points in his last five games. The 31-year-old remains a lethal fantasy asset, and he should improve on the lackluster 13 goals he mustered in 2015-16. Although he only has one tally so far this season, the veteran is a proven scorer who should start finding twine soon, but he needs to shoot more often; after firing 10 shots on goal in the season opener, he's slowed down since, including totaling only three shots in the last three games.
- October 15, 2016
Update:Getzlaf set up both Anaheim goals in a 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Saturday night.
Analysis:He fired three shots, a far cry from the 10 he pounded Thursday night. Getzlaf is still a great fantasy play and is a lock for close to a point-per-game pace. Use often and well.
- August 20, 2016
Update:Getzlaf tweaked his offseason regimen in effort to be in midseason form before Team Canada plays in the World Cup of Hockey on Sept. 17, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf has proven to be fairly durable, having appeared in 77 games in each of the past three seasons, but the prolific centerman reportedly has been skating for more than a month in preparation for the international competition, which will be held in Toronto. Getzlaf will be playing in his 12th NHL season with the Ducks being the only franchise he's ever known. He only deposited 13 goals last season -- 12 less than the previous year -- but salvaged his campaign by ranking seventh in the league with 50 helpers. Anaheim should once again set the example of what a quality power play looks like, with the brawny veteran playing a significant role on the top unit. Don't hesitate to draft Getzlaf in fantasy leagues as he's an easy bet to eclipse the 50-point barrier in 2016-17.
- April 21, 2016
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal on two shots in 19:12 of ice time in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Predators in Game 4.
Analysis:Getzlaf scored off a rush when linemate David Perron shot the puck and a juicy rebound popped out for him to put home. The tally came just 1:02 into the game and was exactly how the Ducks needed to start the game in Nashville. The series is knotted up at two and now heads back to Anaheim for Game 5 and if the Ducks are going to continue to roll, Getzlaf is going to need to keep putting pucks in the net.
- April 16, 2016
Update:Getzlaf netted a power-play goal and fired six shots on goal in Friday's Game 1 loss to the Predators.
Analysis:Getzlaf had a down year in the goal-scoring department, but he's off to a strong start in the postseason and is a proven playoff performer. The veteran center has 95 points in 98 career playoff games and his play this postseason will go a long way in determining how far the Ducks make it.
- April 14, 2016
Update:Getzlaf ended the 2015-16 season with 13 goals and 50 assists in 77 games played.
Analysis:The season certainly didn't start out on a high note for Getzlaf, as he tallied 3 goals and 20 assists in the first 32 games of the season. He, along with the Ducks, just couldn't seem to find his groove in the early going of the season. Once the calendar flipped over to 2016, though, Getzlaf finally turned things around and started making plays for his team. He picked up 10 goals and 30 assists in those final 45 games of the season. His contributions couldn't have come at a better time, as Anaheim was making a major push that took them from the bottom of the Pacific Division all the way to the top by season's end.
- April 10, 2016
Update:Getzlaf tallied a power-play goal and a minus-1 rating in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Avalanche.
Analysis:The goals have come sparingly for Getzlaf this season, but it was certainly a confidence booster for him pick up one here in the last couple games. He has done some respectable work on the power play this season, though, as 22 of his 63 points have come with a man-advantage. Even though he only scored four goals in the last month of the season, he did launch the puck at the net 60 times in those 19 games, showing that he is keeping up the aggression despite the lack of consistent production.
- March 19, 2016
Update:Getzlaf had two assists in Friday's win over Boston.
Analysis:Getzlaf only has 11 goals this season, but he's now up to 55 points in 65 games. The top-line center continues to produce offense on an Anaheim team sitting second in the Pacific Division, so make sure he's in your lineup whenever the Ducks are in action.
- March 5, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will be in the lineup against the Kings on Saturday, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was a late scratch against the Coyotes on Thursday, but evidently the issue was minor as he's gone right back to work just two days later. The Ducks have rattled off 10 consecutive wins and Getzlaf has four goals and nine assists, while sniping to a shooting percentage of 21.1 percent over that span.
- March 4, 2016
Update:Coach Bruce Boudreau indicated Friday that if Getzlaf (lower body) "says he's ready to go, then he'll play," but he's considered a game-time call for the contest against the Kings on Saturday.
Analysis:Getzlaf ended up being a late scratch for Thursday's contest because of the lower-body issue, but it sounds as though it shouldn't keep him out too long. His status for Saturday remains to be seen, but the Ducks could certainly use their captain for a tough draw with the team's cross-town rivals. He obviously needs to be utilized in season-long leagues if he's playing, so check back on game day for an updated status.
- March 3, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) suffered an injury and was a late scratch against the Coyotes on Thursday.
Analysis:About an hour before the puck was set to drop, it was reported that the Anaheim captain was considered day-to-day with a lower body injury. The news sheds some light on this morning's recall of forward Stefan Noesen, as the team was likely aware of the possibility that Getzlaf may not be able to go Thursday night. The good news for fantasy owners is that the 30-year-old is hopeful that he will be able to play Saturday against the Kings.
- February 27, 2016
Update:Getzlaf extended his point streak to 10 games Friday against Edmonton, scoring his ninth goal of the season and assisting on Richard Rakell's OT winner.
Analysis:Getlaf continues to roll and is a big reason why the Ducks have now won seven straight games. The 30-year-old has produced five goals and 16 points during this 10-game streak and has 21 points in his last 14 games dating back to Jan. 26. While he hasn't piled on the goals this season, Getzlaf is lighting the lamp consistently right now and is one of the hottest players in the league. Make sure you have in your lineup whenever the Ducks are in action.
- February 22, 2016
Update:Getzlaf tallied a goal on three shots and a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Flames.
Analysis:If you put Getzlaf on the bench after his slow start to the season and haven't bothered to put him back in your lineup yet, what are you waiting for? The 30-year-old center has now scored in eight straight games, with four goals and nine assists in those games. While his goal total is still pretty low at just eight, the fact that he's scored half of those goals in an eight game stretch shows where Getzlaf is at right now. He also continues to be an assist machine, as he is only six shy of his 2014-15 total of 45 despite having played 23 fewer games so far.
- February 19, 2016
Update:Getzlaf recorded a goal, a power-play assist and a plus-2 rating in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Canucks.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been on an absolute tear of late, with three goals and nine assists during his current seven-game point streak. Dating back to Jan. 8, a span of 18 games, he's only gone scoreless twice and has 23 points in that span. With the Ducks starting to gain a ton of ground on the Kings in the Pacific Division, the 30-year-old is definitely one to keep in your lineup for the foreseeable future.
- February 13, 2016
Update:Getzlaf (nose) will play on the road Saturday against the Blackhawks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:There's been speculation that Getzlaf broke his nose following a hit by Dalton Prout while opposing the Blue Jackets on Thursday, but that hasn't been confirmed by the club. However, Stephens indicated in a separate report that the prolific center's nose is swollen. Either way, it appears safe to activate Getzlaf in your fantasy lineup Saturday. He's registered five goals and 35 assists in 49 games this season.
- February 11, 2016
Update:Getzlaf suffered a potentially broken nose in Thursday's game against the Blue Jackets, but finished out the contest, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf reportedly took a hit from Dalton Prout that may have led to a broken nose, but coach Bruce Boudreau didn't offer an update on his status following the game. Given that he played out the remainder of the contest, it's quite possible the captain goes without missing any time, but the team should provide further information in the near future.
- January 11, 2016
Update:Getzlaf assisted on Anaheim's lone goal in Sunday's loss to the Red Wings.
Analysis:That give Getzlaf points in back-to-back games after the starting off the new year by going scoreless in three straight. Getzlaf now has 25 points in 37 games this season, not inspiring by any means but still good enough for second on the team behind Corey Perry. Despite the dip his numbers have taken this season, Getzlaf is still a decent fantasy option down the middle.
- December 28, 2015
Update:Getzlaf scored his second goal of the season on the power play and had an assist in Sunday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis:While it's crazy to think Getzlaf has only scored twice in 30 games this season, he's now riding a three-game point streak and is up to 22 points total. He hasn't been shooting much, so the goals have been harder to come by, but if Anaheim can turn things around in the second half of the season, Getzlaf will be right in the middle of it.
- December 20, 2015
Update:Getzlaf has failed to ripple the mesh in 13 consecutive games now.
Analysis:Somehow, this isn't his only 13 game goalless stretch this season, as he tallied his first (and only) goal of the season in his 14th game of the season. Perhaps 14 will be Getzlaf's lucky number, and he'll be able to get back on the board in Monday's game against the Islanders. Getzlaf has been putting up assists with some consistency, which is somewhat of a consolation to the lack of goal production, but not comforting considering the numbers we're used to seeing from him.
- December 2, 2015
Update:Getzlaf recorded an assist in Monday's win over the Canucks, giving him 16 points on the season.
Analysis:While 16 is a rather unsatisfying total for the usual point-per-game player, it's important to note that 15 of those came in November. Another thing to keep an eye on is Getzlaf's current shooting percentage of 2.1. Considering his career number is a little north of 12 percent, Getzlaf should start hitting the twine a little more as these numbers begin to show a correction.
- November 20, 2015
Update:Getzlaf picked up a pair of assists -- one on the PP -- in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Panthers.
Analysis:The Ducks captain has now recorded at least two points in two of his past three games, albeit against the Hurricanes and Panthers. Getzlaf also matched his season high of five shots on goal over 19:08. After recording just an assist in all of October, Getzlaf has a goal and seven assists in eight games during November.
- November 6, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (appendicitis) will make his return to the lineup Friday against Columbus.
Analysis:After dealing with discomfort since the beginning of the season, Getzlaf underwent an appendectomy on October 27 and subsequently missed the Ducks' next four games. With only a single assist and a minus-5 rating through eight games this season, expect Getzlaf to turn his season around now that his ailment has been resolved.
- November 5, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (appendicitis) practiced Thurday and is considered questionable to play Friday against Columbus, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf fans should be encouraged upon learning that Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau is pleased with the veteran center's progress, saying "It's much better than I thought it would be." Still, it would behoove fantasy owners to monitor the situation carefully as more concrete information about Getzlaf's status should surface ahead of the puck drop Friday.
- November 4, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (appendicitis) will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday against the Panthers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Originally slated to miss 4-to-12 days as he recovered from his appendectomy, he's still within that window, but appears closer to returning. In eight games, Getzlaf has severely under-performed (along with the rest of his Ducks teammates) with just one assist in eight games this season while posting a minus-5. His return will be a boon to the Ducks' offense.
- November 3, 2015
Update:Getzlaf could return to action this weekend, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been sidelined since undergoing an appendectomy last Wednesday, but he is making progress in his recovery, and is not far off from returning to the ice. He missed the last three games and will likely miss a couple more, but he has a chance to return either Friday against the Blue Jackets or Saturday against the Ducks.
- October 27, 2015
Update:Getzlaf is out Tuesday night against the Stars due to appendicitis, David Satriano of NHL.com reports, adding that Getzlaf is expected out for a total of 4-12 days.
Analysis:Getzlaf reportedly had to fly back to California to undergo a non-emergency appendectomy, which is scheduled for Wednesday. It's been a rough start for the star center, as he is minus-5 with an assist for his only point after eight games.
- October 17, 2015
Update:Getzlaf was unable to hit the scoresheet for the fourth straight game Friday.
Analysis:This is obviously not the start that Getzlaf owners would have hoped for coming into this season. He isn't alone, however, as the entire Ducks squad has only managed to score once in their first four regular-season games, leaving them winless in the 2015-16 campaign. While it's not time to panic yet, other fantasy options should be explored until Getzlaf gets back on track.
- September 28, 2015
Update:Getzlaf did not practice on Monday due to general soreness, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.
Analysis:The veteran forward was likely simply given a maintenance day on Monday, so owners have nothing to worry about in terms of his health. He will return to his role centering Anaheim's top-line this season.
- June 10, 2015
Update:Getzlaf was dealing with a sports hernia throughout the postseason, but will not require surgery, Greg Beacham of the Associated Press reports.
Analysis:Getlaf still managed to tally 20 points in the postseason despite being hampered by the sports hernia. He will opt to rest and rehab the injury over the summer instead of undergoing a procedure. Given that a surgery isn't necessary, Getzlaf should be ready for the start of the regular season.
- May 22, 2015
Update:Getzlaf assisted on both Anaheim goals Thursday in Game 3 against Chicago, helping out on Patrick Maroon's power-play tally and Simon Despres' game-winner.
Analysis:Getzlaf may only have two goals this postseason -- and he didn't so much as put a shot on goal Thursday -- but he's racked up 14 assists in 12 games, which is good enough to put him in a three-way tie for the second-most playoff points. No one else in these playoffs has even cracked double digits in assists.
- May 20, 2015
Update:Getzlaf contributed an assist in Tuesday's Game 2, triple overtime loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis:The extended frames allowed Getzlaf to drop seven shots on goal, but he was unable to light the lamp. Now, the big forward has a shooting percentage of just 5.9-percent this postseason. Despite his relative troubles finding the back of the net, Getzlaf leads all skaters in the playoffs with 12 assists. He's a no-brainer play in playoff pools.
- May 6, 2015
Update:Getzlaf racked up two more helpers Tuesday in a Game 3 loss to Calgary.
Analysis:He just keeps on racking points during these playoffs -- a cool dozen now, with eight of them having come in the last three games. Getzlaf and Corey Perry have now combined for a simply crazy 26 points in Anaheim's seven playoff games, and fantasy owners can thank the Flames for winning Game 3 to extend the series a little -- thus giving the Ducks' top forwards a chance to build their point totals even more.
- May 1, 2015
Update:Getzlaf scored a power-play goal and dished three assists -- one on the power play -- in Thursday's Game 1 victory over Calgary.
Analysis:After four points in the first two games against Winnipeg, Getzlaf went silent for the next two games, though it didn't stop the Ducks from completing the sweep. But he certainly got back on the horse in a huge way Thursday, and with Anaheim promising to make a deep run, he should be one of the most valuable skaters in these playoffs.
- April 11, 2015
Update:Getzlaf will play in Saturday's game against the Coyotes.
Analysis:Fantasy owners were likely concerned about Getzlaf's availability for the regular-season finale after he was rested in the Ducks' previous two games, but it appears coach Bruce Boudreau wants to give his star one final tune-up before the postseason commences. With several playoff-bound teams resting their key players Saturday, Getzlaf may even be a more attractive option in daily leagues than normal due to the attrition of the player pool.
- April 8, 2015
Update:Getzlaf will sit out Wednesday's game against the Stars to rest, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.
Analysis:With the Ducks in good position to clinch the top seed in the Western Conference, Getzlaf will get another chance to rest up before the postseason. Rickard Rakell will center the Ducks' top line in Getzlaf's absence.
Update:Getzlaf was absent from Wednesday's morning skate and could sit out the Ducks' game later in the evening against the Stars.
Analysis:The Ducks haven't formally clinched the Western Conference's No. 1 seed just yet, but with a two-point cushion on the Blues and two games remaining against non-playoff teams in the Stars and Coyotes, it appears to be in the bag. As such, the team could opt to rest Getzlaf on Wednesday in preparation for the postseason, as they did in a game last Friday against the Avalanche. A decision on Getzlaf's lineup status likely won't be announced until pregame warmups at 10:00 ET, which may make it wise for those playing in daily leagues to take a look at other options. Rickard Rakell centered the top line in Getzlaf's place at morning skate.
- April 3, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (rest) will not play in Friday's game against the Avalanche, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks will opt to give Getzlaf some rest on Friday, as they currently sit as the number one seed in the Western Conference. Getzlaf will almost certainly return to action Wednesday against the Stars.
- March 23, 2015
Update:Getzlaf registered an assist in Sunday's 7-2 loss to the Rangers, giving him three points in his last four games.
Analysis:That level of production isn't out of the ordinary for Getzlaf, as he's produced 66 points in 71 games on the campaign. However, Getzlaf has only put up a combined two shot attempts in three of those games, a trend that could raise some concern if it persists. Don't sound the alarm just yet -- especially while the assists continue to trickle in at a steady pace -- but it's something that bears monitoring.
- March 5, 2015
Update:Getzlaf briefly left Wednesday's game against Montreal late in the third period after blocking a shot with his left foot.
Analysis:He returned shortly thereafter, but keep an eye on Getzlaf's status in the next few days in case he'll be forced to miss any time. Getzlaf leads all NHL forwards with 81 blocked shots this season.
- March 2, 2015
Update:Getzlaf tied Paul Kariya for second on the Ducks' all-time scoring list with a goal and an assist Sunday in Dallas.
Analysis:This gives Getzlaf 669 points in 693 career games for the Ducks. He now has 61 points in 61 games this season, good enough for eighth place in NHL scoring.
- February 21, 2015
Update:Getzlaf notched the game-winning goal on Saturday in a 2-1 victory over Edmonton. He has three points, including two goals, in his last two games.
Analysis:He remains among the league's elite in just about every category that counts. You know what to do with this point-per-game stud.
- February 8, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) was on the ice for warmups, indicating he will likely play Sunday.
Analysis:Getzlaf took part in morning skate, giving him hope of returning for the contest, and now that has come to fruition. Assuming he doesn't suffer any setbacks, there's no reason to believe he shouldn't be full go moving forward.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) took part in the team's morning skate Sunday, but remains a game-time decision against the Lightning, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf missed each of the past two games due to the injury, but his presence at practice is a good sign. While it is reason to be optimistic, he's still a game-time call, and should receive an update prior to the faceoff with an official status.
- February 7, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Sunday's tilt with the Lightning, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been held out of the last two games with the injury, which he sustained during pregame warmups Thursday. He was able to skate Saturday, which provides some level of optimism that he might be available for the team's next game. It's worth tracking his status throughout Sunday's warmups, as a decision on his availability could come down to the wire.
- February 6, 2015
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will miss Friday's game against the Capitals, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf had a resurfacing of a previous lower-body injury during warmups Thursday, and it will cause him to miss at least two games. The Ducks recalled William Karlsson from AHL Norfolk on Friday likely as insurance, which could indicate the captain's injury could sideline him longer than just these two contests.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Capitals, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Predators, after he tweaked a lower-body injury during warmups. He's considered day-to-day, and with the Ducks not having a morning skate, Getzlaf's status may not be known until shortly before the opening faceoff.
Update:Getzlaf, who tweaked a lower-body injury during warmups Thursday and ended up sitting out a 5-2 win over the Predators, is uncertain to play Friday against the Capitals, NHL.com's Robby Stanley reports. "It's day-to-day, and we'll probably know more before we hit Tampa [Bay on Feb. 8] anyway," coach Bruce Boudreau said. "I don't even know if he can play [Friday], but he's coming to Washington with us."
Analysis:Boudreau's words cast significant doubt on Getzlaf's availability for Friday's game, but with the Ducks not holding a gameday skate, the forward's status likely won't be officially announced until pregame warmups. On a more fortunate note, the fact that the team is listing Getzlaf as day-to-day suggests a long-term absence is not in the offing, though that could change if his condition fails to improve much over the next few days. Rickard Rakell assumed Getzlaf's spot on the top line Thursday and would likely continue to do so if Getzlaf is out again Friday.
- February 5, 2015
Update:Getzlaf was a late scratch for Thursday's game against the Capitals due to a lower-body injury, Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf reportedly aggravated a previous lower-body injury in warmups, and it will cause him to miss Thursday's contest at a minimum. This is the first information on the issue, and it puts his status in question for Friday's game against the Capitals as well.
- February 4, 2015
Update:Getzlaf snapped his three-game scoring drought in grand fashion Tuesday against Carolina, assisting on the game's first goal and scoring the overtime winner.
Analysis:After going a stunning minus-6 over the last two games, he finished plus-2 in this one. As usual, Getzlaf's body of work has been incredibly strong this year, and an 80-point campaign is within reach if he maintains his current pace.
- January 31, 2015
Update:Getzlaf failed to register a point for the third consecutive game and went minus-3 in Friday's loss to the Blackhawks.
Analysis:Getzlaf's current scoring drought is tied for his second longest of the season. Anaheim has surrendered a total of 10 goals in their last two games combined, and Getzlaf has gone minus-6 over that stretch. Getzlaf is still having a fantastic season, however. The 29-year-old center has scored 15 goals and tallied 35 assists through 49 games with Anaheim.
- January 22, 2015
Update:Getzlaf netted his 15th goal of the season and went plus-3 in Wednesday's win over the Flames.
Analysis:For the third straight season, Getzlaf is turning out elite-level production. His 50 points place him seventh in the NHL, while his total of 35 assists puts him behind only Jakub Voracek and Sidney Crosby. He's been especially hot during the past four games, providing two goals, three assists and a plus-8 rating. His fantasy owners can expect to continue to reap rewards in the second half.
- January 15, 2015
Update:Getzlaf recorded two assists and went plus-3 in Wednesday's win over the Maple Leafs.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been on an absolute tear since late November and is showing no signs of slowing down. He's tallied 28 points over his last 20 games, failing to produce a point in only three of those contests.
- January 8, 2015
Update:Getzlaf tallied an assist in Wednesday's loss to the Rangers.
Analysis:Getzlaf continued his outstanding season on Wednesday, setting up Francois Beauchemin at the point for an Anaheim power-play goal in the third period of the contest. The center has registered 16 points in his last 12 games, and has now totaled 45 points through 41 games with the Ducks this season.
- December 29, 2014
Update:Getzlaf picked up a pair of helpers in Sunday's overtime win over the Canucks.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been a monster lately, cranking out seven points (two goals) in his past four games. Three of his past four games have been multi-point outings, putting him at 42 points (12 goals) in 37 games on the season. With 90 shots on goal, a plus-11 rating, 31 PIM, and three game-winning goals, Getzlaf has been an all-around fantasy stud. On track for 90 points, Getzlaf is a must-start every night.
- December 23, 2014
Update:Getzlaf registered two assists in Tuesday's game against the Sharks.
Analysis:The Ducks' top-line center has been rolling for the past month, as he's scored a point in all but one of his last 12 games. Even more impressively, he's multi-pointed in seven of those contests, vaulting him from the outskirts of the race for the Art Ross Trophy into a tie for fourth place in scoring league-wide.
- December 13, 2014
Update:Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Jets. He has four points, including two goals, in his last two games.
Analysis:He ripped home a shot from the high slot in the second and then stole a puck from goalie Michael Hutchinson and quickly fed a teammate for an easy tap-in. He has had at least one point in seven of his last eight games and has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in that span. Use him well.
Update:Getzlaf picked up his ninth goal of the season and also added an assist in Friday's 4-2 win over the Oilers.
Analysis:That's 31 points in 30 games for the superstar power forward, who has fulfilled his lofty fantasy draft position this year. Getzlaf's shooting percentage (11.8) is right around his career average (12.3), so look for him to push 30 goals and 80 points when the dust settles this season.
- December 7, 2014
Update:Getzlaf added three assists in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Jets.
Analysis:Getzlaf is on a roll, having recorded at least one point in five straight. With the three assists on Sunday, he now has 10 points in that span and 29 overall. At a better than point-per-game pace, Getzlaf could surpass his 87 point output from last season.
- December 4, 2014
Update:Getzlaf nabbed a goal and assist in Wednesday's shootout win over the Flyers.
Analysis:Getzlaf was one of three players from each team to score in the second period, getting his wrist shot past goalie Steve Mason for his eighth marker of the season. He ranks tied for 12th in the NHL with 25 points.
- November 30, 2014
Update:Gtezlaf snapped a three-game pointless drought Saturday, recording a goal, two assists, and six shots on goal in a loss to the Sharks.
Analysis:Despite the recent drought, Getzlaf has been stellar this season, notching seven goals and 22 points in 24 games. The 29-year-old sits 20th in league scoring and is on track for another 25-goal, 70-point season. You know what to do.
- November 21, 2014
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal on four shots, added an assist and went plus-1 in Thursday's shootout win over Vancouver.
Analysis:Getzlaf had been held off the board in brutal fashion for the last two games, compiling just one shot on goal and a minus-5 rating, so it's good to see him bounce back with a solid performance. As usual, he's hovering around a point-per-game pace for Anaheim, having tallied 19 in 20.
- November 8, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (illness) notched his fourth goal of the season in Friday's loss against the Coyotes.
Analysis:The center was a surprise scratch Wednesday night after coming down with the illness, but he looked as impressive as usual in his return. He ranks among the league's leading scorers with 15 points over 14 games.
- November 6, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (flu) was back at practice Thursday and said he had "no doubt" that he will play Friday against the Coyotes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Both Getzlaf and linemate Corey Perry missed Wednesday's loss to the Islanders with cases of the flu, but it appears Getzlaf is further along in his recovery of the two. While Perry remained absent from Thursday's practice, Getzlaf didn't seem to face any limitations during the session. Barring a late recurrence of the illness during Friday's morning skate, it seems like a pretty safe bet that Getzlaf will suit up later that night.
- November 5, 2014
Update:Getzlaf will not play Wednesday night due to flu-like symptoms.
Analysis:Getlaf will take a seat along with teammate Corey Perry on Wednesday evening, as both players are feeling a bit under the weather. It's unclear at this point if Ryan Kesler would move up to the first-line center spot, or if coach Bruce Boudreau had a different plan in mind. Consider Getzlaf day-to-day heading into Friday's showdown with the Coyotes.
- November 3, 2014
Update:Getzlaf dished out a pair of assists in Sunday's win over the Avalanche.
Analysis:Getzlaf had gone four straight games without recording a point, so we knew this was coming. Despite the recent drought, the 29-year-old has still managed 14 points (three goals) in 13 games this season -- sixth best in the NHL. The top-line center has been credited with 33 shots on goal this season, but it's worth noting he has only managed five shots total in his last four games. Getzlaf, who hasn't scored a goal in five games, won't stay quite on that front for much longer. Once he start shooting more, the goals will follow.
- October 25, 2014
Update:Getzlaf contributed a goal and an assist while attempting five shots in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Blue Jackets.
Analysis:With both Getzlaf and teammate Corey Perry notching two points Friday, the duo was able to leapfrog the Stars' Tyler Seguin and Islanders' John Tavares for the league lead in points with 12. The Ducks are still searching for a permanent mate on the top line with Getzlaf and Perry, but both figure to find a way to remain productive no matter how many players coach Bruce Boudreau cycles through at that spot.
- October 20, 2014
Update:Getzlaf assisted on both of Sami Vatanen's power-play goals in Sunday's win over the Blues.
Analysis:Getzlaf now has two goals and eight points to go with a plus-1 rating in six games this season. The 29-year-old center is well on his way to another 80-point season with a Ducks team that hasn't lost since opening night.
- October 11, 2014
Update:Getzlaf scored twice, including the game-winner with 24 seconds remaining, in a 3-2 victory over Detroit on Saturday night.
Analysis:Getzlaf was in a corner battle with Niklas Kronwall and simply beat him to the puck, walked out and lifted a backhander past Jimmy Howard. He now has four points (two goals, two assists) in his first two games.
- October 10, 2014
Update:Getzlaf assisted on two goals but finished with a minus-2 rating in Thursday's loss to the Penguins.
Analysis:It didn't take long for Getzlaf to establish chemistry with Ryan Kesler and Corey Perry on the power play, as the latter tallied three goals with the man-advantage, with either Getzlaf or Kesler assisting on the score. Unfortunately, the Ducks were less prolific at even-strength, resulting in the negative plus/minus for Getzlaf. He'll be able to bring that mark upward as the Ducks face more inferior opponents.
- October 5, 2014
Update:Getzlaf finished the preseason with no goals, three assists and a plus-4 rating in three games.
Analysis:Fresh off his 87-point showing last season, Getzlaf enters 2014-15 as one of the leading candidates to claim the Art Ross Trophy. While reaching the 30-goal plateau again may be a bit unrealistic, the assists should continue to trickle in for Getzlaf at a steady rate so long as he remains attached to Corey Perry on the first line and power play.
- May 19, 2014
Update:Getzlaf revealed that he played the entire second-round series against the Kings with a sprained shoulder.
Analysis:Getzlaf suffered what was described as an upper-body injury during Game 3 of the first-round series with the Stars and was forced to miss the next contest before returning to the ice for Game 5. Even though he was presumably at less than 100 percent health for his final nine playoff contests, there wasn't any sort of dropoff in his production, as the center totaled two goals and nine assists during that span. He'll probably take the next few weeks to rest the shoulder injury before commencing his offseason workout regimen.
- April 25, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) practiced with Ducks' first line during Friday's skate, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf returned to Anaheim for treatment on his facial injuries ahead of Wednesday's Game 4, causing him to be a late scratch. Now back in practice, Getzlaf figures to play in Friday evening's Game 5 against Dallas, with the teams knotted at two wins each.
- April 24, 2014
Update:Coach Bruce Boudreau said that Getzlaf's (upper body) status for Friday's Game 5 against the Stars is "up in the air" at this stage.
Analysis:Getzlaf -- who suffered multiple facial injuries after being hit with a puck in Game 1 of the series -- was a surprise scratch from Wednesday's Game 4 and regardless of what's currently ailing him, the Ducks' captain remains iffy for Friday's pivotal Game 5 at home.
- April 23, 2014
Update:Getzlaf has gone back to Anaheim to undergo treatment for his upper body injury, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:With the Ducks riding a 2-1 series lead heading into Wednesday, they feel that the better course of action for Getzlaf would be to get the treatment now, hopefully ensuring he'll be ready for the rest of the series. If there's any positive news that can be brought to light, it's that the current injury isn't related to the knee surgery Getzlaf underwent in March. The 28-year-old defenseman already has two goals and two assists over Anaheim's first three playoff games, so the team is hoping they won't be without his services for long.
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will not play Wednesday night against the Stars, and is considered "day-to-day."
Analysis:Getzlaf will take a seat due to an upper body injury that has been giving him problems, potentially clouding his status for the remainder of the series against Dallas. Rickard Rakell will play Wednesday night as a result, and is slated to be on the Ducks' fourth line. Getzlaf didn't participate in the Ducks' morning skate, but the announcement comes as a surprise nonetheless.
- April 18, 2014
Update:As expected, Getzlaf will play Friday against the Stars.
Analysis:Getzlaf took a puck to the face in the Ducks' playoff opener Wednesday, but that won't prevent him from suiting up for the second game of the series Friday night. While Getzlaf will take the ice Friday, he will be without one of his regular linemates, as Matt Beleskey (lower body) will not play.
- April 17, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (face) is expected to play in Game 2 of the Ducks' series with the Stars, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was struck in the face with just 16 seconds remaining in Wednesday's Game 1 victory, suffering a deep facial laceration. Getzlaf was stitched up to repair the cosmetic damage, and after X-rays came back negative, it looks like he'll be in good shape for the rest of the postseason. He had a goal and assist before leaving Wednesday.
- April 13, 2014
Update:The Ducks plan to rest Getzlaf Sunday against the Avs, the Orange County Register's Eric Stephens reports.
Analysis:The same applies to Corey Perry, with the Ducks in playoff preparation mode in their season finale.
- March 30, 2014
Update:Getzlaf talied an assist during the third period of a 5-1 win over the Canucks on Saturday.
Analysis:In addition to having the second most points of any player in the NHL this season, he also now has seven points over the last five games.
- March 15, 2014
Update:Getzlaf grabbed two assists during the second period of a 6-4 defeat of the Avalanche on Friday.
Analysis:In addition to now being tied for the second most points in the NHL this season, Getzlaf now has five assists over the course of his last four games.
- February 14, 2014
Update:Getzlaf had a goal and an assist in Friday's game against Austria.
Analysis:Getzlaf capped off a Canadian rout of Austria with a short-handed goal in the second period. Canada has a ton of offensive options, so Getzlaf will be one of many to light up the scoreboard over the team's next few games.
- January 14, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday vs. the Canucks, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf said he had no difficulty stopping and restarting while skating at Tuesday's practice, clearing him to play Wednesday after missing Monday's game. Owners should probably deploy Getzlaf as they normally would Wednesday, as he'll likely receive his usual 20-22 minutes of ice time in his return to action.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) practiced Tuesday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Analysis:X-rays on Getzlaf's foot, which he injured during Saturday's win over Phoenix, were returned negative, but the 28-year-old was given Sunday off to recover. His return to the ice bodes well for his chances of playing Wednesday against Vancouver, though Getzlaf may have to wait until after morning skate to receive final clearance.
- January 12, 2014
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will not play Sunday against the Red Wings, the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf took a puck to the foot during Saturday's game, which caused him to sit out the final period. Fortunately, x-rays came back negative, so Getzlaf should be considered day-to-day moving forward.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) did not participate in Sunday's optional morning skate, according to Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register.
Analysis:The report adds that Getzlaf's status for Sunday's 8:00 ET game against Detroit won't likely be known until later in the day, but on the plus side, the forward's x-rays came back negative.
- January 11, 2014
Update:Getzlaf left Saturday's game after suffering a lower-body injury and will not return for "precautionary reasons". It appears as though he suffered the injury while blocking a shot.
Analysis:The team almost makes it sound like it's a just-in-case, but we'll wait and see. He's on his best point-per-game pace (1.21 heading into Saturday night) of his career. Fingers crossed this really is just precautionary.
- January 6, 2014
Update:Getzlaf notched an assist in overtime of a 4-3 defeat of the Canucks on Sunday.
Analysis:Sunday's assist puts Getzlaf in a two-way tie for the most points in the NHL this season.
- December 21, 2013
Update:Getzlaf dominated the Islanders on Saturday night. He picked up a hat trick and added an assist in a 5-3 win. It's his second hat trick of the season.
Analysis:He'd actually been held off the score sheet the previous two games, the longest he's been held pointless this season. The points move him past the Caps' Nicklas Backstrom and into third place (43) overall.
- December 6, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal and registered an assist during a 3-2 shootout victory over the Blackhawks on Friday.
Analysis:Extending his games-with-a-point streak to 12 games, he is still tied for the third most points in the NHL. He is also tied for most game-winning goals in the NHL, with five this season.
- November 21, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal during the second period of a 4-3 defeat in overtime at the hands of the Devils.
Analysis:Getzlaf is on a roll, with this being the fifth game in a row where he has logged a point.
- November 18, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal during the third period of a 3-1 loss to the Penguins on Monday.
Analysis:Having registered points in both games since coming back from his upper-body injury, it's safe to say that Getzlaf's feeling better.
- November 16, 2013
Update:Getzlaf registered an assist during the second period of a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Hurricanes on Friday.
Analysis:The fact that he was able to merit an assist and spent 23:52 on the ice seems to be a positive sign that Getzlaf is recovering well from his recent upper body injury.
- November 15, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will be in the lineup Friday vs. the Hurricanes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks will get their top line back intact Friday with Getzlaf presumably recovered from his injury and Corey Perry no longer feeling the effects of the flu. Getzlaf figures to be in line to receive his normal 20 minutes per game and will look to build on his impressive start to the season.
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will likely be a game-time decision Friday vs. the Hurricanes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was able to skate Friday morning but the Ducks wouldn't confirm whether or not he'd find his way back into the lineup. The center has missed the last three games with the injury but does appear very close to a return. Check back prior to the drop of the puck Friday to see if Getzlaf reenters the lineup.
- November 14, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will not play Thursday against the Lightning, Erik Erlendsson of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was able to take part in Thursday's morning skate, but coach Bruce Boudreau said the 28-year-old is not yet ready for game action. Mathieu Perreault figures to center the top line, while Getzlaf's status for Friday is up in the air.
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) took part in Thursday's morning skate.
Analysis:It's no lock that Getzlaf will be able to go Thursday against the Lightning, but he's trending in the right direction. If the Ducks have any reservations about his health, they could hold him out until Friday, or perhaps even Monday.
- November 13, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) skated on his own Wednesday.
Analysis:Getzlaf missed Tuesday's contest with the ailment, and it looks like he will miss another one Thursday against the Lightning. He's still considered day-to-day, so keep an eye out for an update on his status after Thursday's morning skate.
- November 12, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (upper body) will not play in Tuesday's game against the Panthers.
Analysis:Getzlaf felt the injury getting worse in Friday's game, but still managed to net a hat trick for the Ducks. He missed Sunday's game and in an effort to make sure the injury does not linger, he will take off Tuesday. He is targeting a return for Thursday's tilt with the Lightning.
- November 11, 2013
Update:Getzlaf, who missed Sunday's game due to an upper-body injury, is traveling with the team for Tuesday's game in Florida, according to Ducks radio analyst Dan Wood.
Analysis:It sounds like the injury is minor and while you'll want to check back Tuesday ahead of game time, it seems like the star forward should be good to go for this period's three-game slate.
- November 10, 2013
Update:Getzlaf is listed as day-to-day with an upper-body injury and is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Canucks, NHL.com reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf was a late scratch before Sunday's game against the Canucks. He apparently suffered the injury in a wipeout in Friday's practice with the team. It is unknown exactly how long the injury will keep him out, but he is listed as day-to-day by the team.
- November 9, 2013
Update:Getzlaf had a hat trick and an assist by the end of the first period to help lead the Ducks past the Sabres 6-2 on Friday.
Analysis:With five goals and four assists over his last five games, Getzlaf is now tied for second in the league with 22 points. The Ducks top center now has 10 goals through 18 games and is currently on-pace to break his career high of 25 goals. Add in a plus-12 rating on the ice and you've got yourself a fantasy dream here.
- October 17, 2013
Update:Getzlaf picked up an assist during the first period of the Ducks' 3-2 defeat of the Flames on Wednesday.
Analysis:Getzlaf looks strong with five points only six games into the Ducks' season.
- October 14, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal and picked up an assist in the first period of the Ducks' 4-1 defeat of Ottawa on Sunday.
Analysis:Getzlaf seems to have found his rhythm and looks like he's going to have another outstanding season.
- October 6, 2013
Update:Getzlaf merited an assist early in the first period of the Ducks' 4-3 defeat of the Wild on Saturday.
Analysis:The Ducks have to be excited to see the team's top player finally get a point this season.
- September 23, 2013
Update:Getzlaf was given the night off Sunday after picking up an assist in Friday's overtime win over San Jose.
Analysis:The ankle injury he played through down the stretch and during the playoffs last season doesn't seem to be an issue at this point, while Getzlaf is once again positioned to center the Ducks' top line with Corey Perry.
- May 16, 2013
Update:General manager Bob Murray said Getzlaf never returned to full strength after injuring his right ankle, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: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.
- May 3, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored a goal in the third period of the Ducks' 5-4 overtime loss to the Red Wings in game two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Analysis:This goal is another example of Getzlaf's consistency, with this being his second straight game with a point in the playoffs to continue the solid play that he exhibited throughout the regular season.
- May 1, 2013
Update:Getzlaf picked up an assist at the end of the Ducks' game one playoff 3-1 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday.
Analysis:Getting a point in game one is big for Getzlaf, as the Ducks will look to their star player if the team is to go far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
- April 28, 2013
Update:Getzlaf picked up two assists in the Ducks' 5-3 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday.
Analysis:Satuday's performance caps of an electric regular season for Getzlaf, as these two assists put him in a tie for the 10th most points the NHL. Getzlaf appears to be on a hot streak as the Ducks enter the playoffs, having logged 12 points in his last 10 games and four points in his last three games.
- April 27, 2013
Update:Getzlaf will play in Saturday's regular season finale against the Coyotes.
Analysis:Getzlaf and some other Ducks were rested Thursday, but they'll get a tune-up before the playoffs begin.
- April 25, 2013
Update:The Ducks' plan to rest Getzlaf on Thursday against the Canucks may be put on hold with Nick Bonino not feeling well, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:With their playoff seeding locked in, the team is resting some key vets Thursday, but it sounds like the Ducks may have to hold off on resting Getzlaf for now.
- April 18, 2013
Update:Getzlaf was credited with an assist during the first period of the Ducks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
Analysis:Getzlaf has been on fire lately, now having seven points in his last five games.
- April 14, 2013
Update:Getzlaf had a shorthanded goal and two penalty minutes in Anaheim's 2-1 loss to Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Analysis:In addition to the value of the shortie, the marker gives him the team lead in goals (14) in addition to his substantial lead in assists (30). The dark cloud on the horizon is that the Ducks' skaters have been ineffective recently -- Exhibit A is Saturday's one-goal effort.
- April 10, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Avalanche.
Analysis:After a three-game hiatus, Getzlaf was cleared to return after reporting no issues during warmups. As the team's leading scorer, Getzlaf is the driving force for a Ducks offense that ranks sixth in the NHL in goals per game.
Update:Getzlaf (leg) is a game-time decision for Wednesday's game against the Avalanche.
Analysis:Coach Bruce Boudreau indicated that Getzlaf will give it a go in warmups, at least, but so far he hasn't signed off on the forward playing Wednesday.
Update:Getzlaf (leg) said there is a good chance he will play against the Avalanche on Wednesday, NHL.com's Curtis Zupke reports.
Analysis:This is obviously a good sign, but nothing is certain yet and Getzlaf is expected to be a game-time decision again, much to the chagrin of fantasy owners.
- April 8, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (leg) will not play Monday against the Oilers.
Analysis:This is just final confirmation that Getzlaf is indeed out against Edmonton on Monday. He should be considered day-to-day heading into Wednesday's tilt.
Update:Getzlaf (leg) is not on the ice for Monday's pregame warmups, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks haven't officially listed Getzlaf as a scratch Monday, but his absence from warmups indicates he'll miss a third consecutive game with the leg injury.
Update:Getzlaf (leg) is a game-time decision for Monday's game against the Oilers, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The Ducks' top-line center has been wearing a walking boot recently to protect his injured leg, and since we won't know until late Monday whether he'll suit up, consider starting him a risk.
Update:Getzlaf (leg) has been using a walking boot on his injured leg since last Wednesday, reports the Los Angeles Daily News, but his status for Monday's game will be determined Monday morning. "If he can play, he's playing," said coach Bruce Boudreau. "That's it. We need him."
Analysis:He's a dicey weekly play as the Ducks have three games this week, but the first is Monday night against the Oilers. He could be more ready to roll Wednesday against the Coyotes or Saturday against the Kings.
- April 7, 2013
Update:Getzlaf (leg) won't play Sunday against the Kings, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis:The report -- which refers to Getzlaf's injury as a leg issue -- suggests that the Ducks' top scorer remains day-to-day.
- April 5, 2013
Update:Getzlaf will not play Friday against the Stars.
Analysis:Getzlaf entered the night as a game-time decision, put wasn't able to move around well enough during warmups to gain clearance to play. The Ducks will have to look elsewhere to get scoring production with Getzlaf and his 43 points over 37 games on the bench.
Update:Getzlaf (lower body) is a game-time decision Friday, Ducks' official Twitter reports.
Analysis:Getzlaf did not participate in practice Thursday, but head coach Bruce Boudreau is hopeful he will skate up Friday.
- April 4, 2013
Update:Getzlaf is dealing with a lower body injury.
Analysis:As a result, he did not practice Thursday, but on the plus side, coach Bruce Boudreau said that he expects Getzlaf to play Friday against the Stars.
- March 30, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored one assist in the Ducks' win over the western conference leading Blackhawks on Friday.
Analysis:Despite the assist, the Ducks need Getzlaf to return to his productive form; as he has only had seven points in his last ten games.
- March 9, 2013
Update:Getzlaf posted a goal and an assist in Friday's win over Calgary, giving him seven points in the last three games.
Analysis:Getzlaf has an impressive 29 points in 23 games this season and just inked a contract extension for eight years worth $66 million dollars. If he keeps delivering multi-point games, the Ducks and his owners will be more than pleased.
- March 8, 2013
Update:Getzlaf signed an eight-year contract extension with the Ducks on Friday.
Analysis:The Ducks rewarded Getzlaf with a long-term deal Friday, and the 27-year-old will reportedly make a handsome $66 million over the next seven years. It makes sense that the club would want to keep Getzlaf in Anaheim, considering he ranks third among franchise leaders in points and assists. He's posted 27 points (9G, 18A) and a plus-10 rating in 22 games so far this season.
- March 2, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored his seventh goal of the season in Friday's win over Anaheim, giving him 10 points in the last five games.
Analysis:After a slow start, Getzlaf is heating up in Orange County and making a strong case to earn a huge contract this offseason, be it from the Ducks or another team. Getzlaf and Corey Perry are finding chemistry with new linemate Kyle Palmieri and figure to a be a significant factor going forward in the Ducks' offense.
- February 10, 2013
Update:Getzlaf was held off the scoresheet in Saturday's 6-5 shootout win over the Blues, going minus-1 with one shot on goal.
Analysis:The Ducks' first line between Getzlaf, Corey Perry and usually Daniel Winnik has been struggling, especially Perry. Fortunately, other lines have picked up the slack for the Ducks.
- January 21, 2013
Update:Getzlaf scored two goals and had four shots on net against the Flames on Monday.
Analysis:Getzlaf had poor numbers last season, but that was partially the result of a shooting percentage that is almost guaranteed to improve. So far, this has been the beginnings of a bounceback season for Getzlaf.
- April 6, 2012
Update: Getzlaf scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Ducks a 3-2 victory over the Oilers on Thursday.
Analysis: Another Duck with declining numbers, Getzlaf currently sits 20 points behind his regular season tally of last season with only one game remaining.
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