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Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf awaits MRI on left ankle, still hopeful about Olympics

February 9, 2010 | 12:05 pm

Ryan The Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf had yet to have an MRI of his sprained left ankle but said Tuesday morning he remained hopeful he can play for Canada in the Olympics.

"We're far from ruling that out, that’s for sure,” he said, adding that he'd spoken with Team Canada General Manager Steve Yzerman. "Mr. Yzerman made it pretty clear they'll do everything they can to wait and do everything they can to make sure it's well. At the same time, he's got to protect his team."

Getzlaf also said if he's not ready to play in the Olympics because of the ankle, "I'm definitely not going to play ... especially a tournament of that caliber."

The Ducks' leading scorer with 57 points, Getzlaf said he was "scared" when he came off the ice after being injured when he got tangled up with the Kings' Dustin Brown.

"Last night was tough for me, but this morning it looked really positive," he said, adding that he hadn't ruled out returning to play for the Ducks on Saturday when they visit the Calgary Flames or on Sunday when they take on the Edmonton Oilers.

-- Robyn Norwood

Photo: Ryan Getzlaf. Credit: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

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