The Anaheim Ducks can attest that injury luck can be cruel.
They already came into 2017-18 with some bumps and bruises, including a lengthy injury for bread-and-butter center Ryan Kesler. Tuesday presented more bad news: an even more important center (and Ryan) is out for two months, as Ryan Getzlaf needed surgery after a puck to the face left him with a broken cheekbone. Brutal.
Also brutal: their local rivals the Los Angeles Kings, who are on a hot streak and are unlikely to take it easy on the Ducks.
Enjoy the latest battle of California on NBCSN to close out today’s doubleheader. You can also watch online and via the NBC Sports App.
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