Ryan Getzlaf “A Go”, Jeff Carter Sent Home: What It Means For Canada

February 15th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

The suspense is over—TSN is reporting that Ryan Getzlaf will be on Canada’s Men’s Hockey roster.

Getzlaf, who had injured his ankle when he become tangled up with Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown in Monday night’s NHL tilt, underwent an MRI on Tuesday. The results of the MRI were inconclusive at the time, leading Team Canada Executive Director Steve Yzerman to ask Philadelphia Flyers forward Jeff Carter to be on standby as a possible replacement.

Carter flew to Vancouver soon after the Flyers last game before the Olympic break and has since sat patiently awaiting Yzerman’s final decision.

Sunday evening Getzlaf suited up for the Anaheim Ducks. It was the first game action he had seen since his injury and, by all accounts, was to be the measuring stick for which Yzerman would determine his readiness to play for Canada.

Getzlaf left everything on the ice Sunday night, leading the Ducks to a convincing 7-3 victory over the lowly Edmonton Oilers, scoring two goals and adding two assists, for a tremendous four point night.

After the game Getzlaf lamented that he was ready ...

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