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Ducks captain Getzlaf injured in overtime loss to Sharks

October 20, 2016: Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) in action during the NHL game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Philadelphia Flyers played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gavin Baker/Icon Sportswire)
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Ryan Getzlaf was the second member of the Anaheim Ducks to go down with an injury on Tuesday as the captain departed the club’s 2-1 overtime loss to the host San Jose Sharks after two periods due to an upper-body ailment.

Goaltender Jonathan Bernier, who was making his second start of the season, left the game after one session with an upper-body injury.

Getzlaf was hit on the left forearm with a shot by San Jose defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic in the second period and winced in pain before heading to the locker room. He came back to finish the session but did not accompany the team to the ice after the intermission.

The 31-year-old Getzlaf saw 10 minutes, 5 seconds of ice time on 14 shifts before exiting. He registered two shots on goal and blocked one while winning four of his seven faceoffs.

Getzlaf is Anaheim’s leading scorer this season with eight points in seven games. He entered Tuesday having recorded four of his team-high seven assists in his previous two contests, including three in Sunday’s 4-2 home victory over the Vancouver Canucks.

A native of Saskatchewan, Getzlaf has seen his point total decline each of the last two seasons after registering 87 in 2013-14. He dipped to 70 points the following campaign and finished with 63 in 2015-16, playing in 77 games in each of the three seasons.

Selected with the 19th overall pick in the 2003 draft, Getzlaf has collected 222 goals and 527 assists in 794 career games with the Ducks. He had his best offensive season in 2008-09, recording a career-high 91 points, and scored a personal-best 31 goals in 2013-14.

A three-time All-Star, Getzlaf has nearly averaged a point per game in the postseason, registering 99 – including 29 goals – in 104 playoff contests.

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