Getzlaf has played in only six contests this season and has a goal and seven points thus far. 29 and he has been limited to six appearances this year due to injuries. "As players, we’re not sure what penalties are and what they aren’t.Needless to say, he has been missed for both his play on the ice and his leadership on the team. Ducks GM Bob Murray is looking at a return for Getzlaf in mid-December. As the ebbs and flows of the game (go), it’s hard to understand what’s going on all the time and maintaining what we want to do to compete.The Sharks appeared to lose Getzlaf who found his way to the front of the net for the easy tap-in off a feed from Ondrej Kase.Since Getzlaf has returned from his facial injury, he has picked up 21 points in 18 games. "As players, we’re not sure what penalties are and what they aren’t.As the ebbs and flows of the game (go), it’s hard to understand what’s going on all the time and maintaining what we want to do to compete.He's still available in 10% of Yahoo leagues and should be scooped up if he is lying around on your waiver wire. I don’t know if we’ll really see the results of that until come playoff time again, where you’re able to have the energy to go the distance and play a lot of minutes in those key situations." Getzlaf was forced to miss 19 games due to a facial fracture.
The 32-year-old has one goal and nine points in during his six-game point streak. He's on pace to score 71 points in just 58 contests in 2017-18.
The Ducks' 219 minor penalties this season are the highest in the league, so it's not surprising that the Ducks would be frustrated there.
Anaheim is also just middle of the road when it comes to killing penalties too, so the Ducks either need to improve on special teams or find a way to cut down on the penalties.
The veteran center has 24 points in 19 games thus far this season and has been the Ducks most productive player, just as he has been throughout most of his career.
Getzlaf has been on fire and making up for lost time after his lengthy absence due to a fractured zygomatic bone.He has made up for lost time, posting four goals with 11 points across nine outings in January, and five goals with 19 assists over his past 19 outings.