Anaheim Ducks forward Ryan Getzlaf will not play tonight in Dallas against the Stars due to appendicitis. The Ducks and Pucks blog first reported he flew back home to Orange County today for his surgery which is scheduled for tomorrow. According to the Anaheim Ducks press release, Getzlaf will be out for approximately 4-12 days.
The Anaheim Ducks also said that Getzlaf has had ‘discomfort intermittently over the last six weeks’.
In eight games this season Getzlaf has scored one assist on the struggling Ducks roster who are 1-5-2 and only six goals scored this season. This begs the question, if this is his problem with his lack of production, why wasn’t this discovered earlier in training camp?