Share “Getzlaf plans to play in Ducks' Game 2 vs....”

Getzlaf plans to play in Ducks' Game 2 vs. Dallas

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 17, 2014 at 6:37 pm •  Published: April 17, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.

Coach Bruce Boudreau was succinct: "I didn't want to look at him," he said.

Nobody in either dressing room was surprised Thursday to learn Getzlaf plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night despite that huge cut on his face.

Getzlaf was hit by Tyler Seguin's shot in the final minute of the Ducks' 4-3 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night in the series opener, but the puck apparently broke no bones — which means it'll be almost impossible to keep Getzlaf off the ice.

Getzlaf was the NHL's second-leading scorer this season with 87 points.