LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf will be sidelined for the next month while he recovers from a facial injury he suffered when struck by a puck, the team said Wednesday.
Getzlaf, 25, received nasal sinus fractures when hit during a December 28 game against the Phoenix Coyotes. Surgery will not be necessary, the Ducks said on their website (http://ducks.nhl.com).
"We weren't really sure what exactly was wrong. There were a lot of different fractures."
Getzlaf played in the Ducks' first 40 games and was their second leading scorer with 13 goals and 24 assists.
(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina; editing by Steve Ginsburg)