Ryan Getzlaf Gets the Heads-Up: What It Means For Canada’s Olympic Team

February 15th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
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 last Tuesday. The results 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 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 to go and would like to be a part of Team Canada.


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