The probe was first reported by TVA Sports in Montreal.
"The league did contact us [Monday] and we spoke to them," Murray said in a prepared statement. "Getzlaf did make ice available to teammates and paid a local coach, [who] ran it. There were no Ducks coaches present and hockey operations [staff] were all out of town."
The NHL's collective bargaining agreement with the players' union forbids teams to organize any workout or practice between Dec. 24-26.
If the league finds Murray's account is the case, it's believed the Ducks will avoid a violation of the collective bargaining agreement.
An NHL spokesman said the league wants to know whether Getzlaf was instructed to hold the practice.
It's unclear to Ducks officials how many players attended the workout at the team's practice facility.
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The Ducks believe Getzlaf feared the four-day layoff could trigger rust, and took it upon himself to pay for the ice rental and the side coach.
"It's equal and all the same, I guess, we're all in the same boat," Getzlaf said after the Ducks' 2-1 shootout loss to the Arizona