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Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf out indefinitely

December 31, 2010 |  3:33 pm

Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf, who was hit in the forehead by a puck during the game Tuesday against the Phoenix Coyotes, is out indefinitely after undergoing a second CT scan and visiting with a specialist (maxillofacial surgeon).

A club spokesman said: "The CT scan showed that the nasal sinus fractures are non-displaced and stable. However, more evaluation of the bone breaks [is] needed over the next several days before a definitive expected absence can be determined."

On Wednesday, Getzlaf was held out of practice after experiencing swelling in the forehead area and nausea.

On Thursday, the Ducks had said Getzlaf would not play either Friday night against the Philadelphia Flyers or Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The game against the Flyers begins a six-game home stand for Anaheim.

-- Debbie Goffa