When Ryan Getzlaf underwent an appendectomy last week, he joked that he felt lighter.
It was a light moment for a player who once sustained nasal sinus fractures and deep facial lacerations in separate incidents getting hit by the puck.
But the Ducks captain looked fit, fast and sharp Friday when he spearheaded a 4-2 win against Columbus at Honda Center. Getzlaf had three assists in his first game since the procedure, and the reunited line of Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Patrick Maroon combined for a goal and six assists to support another stellar game by goalie Frederik Andersen.
"I felt the same, but I did feel like my legs were under me and I was ready to play,"...