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Ducks’ Getzlaf returns, Lindholm (neck) out for Game 5

Apr 25, 2014, 10:29 PM EDT

Ryan Getzlaf AP

The Ducks tried to get by without Ryan Getzlaf (upper body) in Game 4 of their first round series against the Dallas Stars and the results weren’t favorable for Anaheim. With the series now tied at 2-2, the Ducks confirmed Getzlaf will be back tonight.

Getzlaf had 31 goals and ranked second in the NHL with 87 points in the regular season. He was struck in the face by the puck during Anaheim’s playoff opener, but he still managed to play in the first three games of this series.

The Ducks won’t have defenseman Hampus Lindholm though as he’s dealing with a stiff neck.

Anaheim also plans on starting Frederik Andersen after he was pulled in Game 4 and forward Teemu Selanne will return after spending a game in the press box.

Meanwhile, Dallas’ Brendon Dillon will return from a lower-body injury, per TSN’s Mike Johnson.

The contest will air on NBCSN and you can also stream it online.

  1. comeonnowguys - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Here’s my question: Given recent incidents of eye trauma over the past few years, and since you have to wear the facemask anyway… why not go full shield?

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