Getzlaf suffered a sports hernia
Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf was pained by a sports hernia through an unspecified portion of the postseason, the team said.
The Ducks also said center Nate Thompson will undergo shoulder surgery after a hit to the boards in the team’s regularseason finale in Arizona.
The Getzlaf news could help explain why he slumped in the late going of Anaheim’s Western Conference finals loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.
Getzlaf was a combined minus-four in the last two games.
Rest and rehabilitation will allow Getzlaf to heal without surgery, the team said.
Thompson missed the Ducks’ first-round sweep of Winnipeg, but performed strongly early in the Chicago series.
— L ance Pugmire
Edward Cheserek overtook Oregon teammate Eric Jenkins on the final turn to win the 10,000 meters and give the Ducks a 1-2 finish in their bid to repeat as men’s team champions at the NCAA track and field championships at Eugene, Ore.
Cheserek, the defending champion, won in front of a cheering home crowd in 28 minutes 58.92 seconds. Jenkins was right behind in 28:59.13.
Conor McCullough of USC was the day’s first winner with a throw of 252-4 in the hammer.
McCullough’s performance was so dominant that four of his throws were better than the best of the runner-up, defending champion Mathias Tayala of Kent State, who threw 234-9.
McCullough’s Trojans teammate Adoree’ Jackson finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 25-11. Marquis Dendy of Florida won with a jump of 27-8.
On Wednesday, the D-Fenders named Conner Henry as head coach.
Jeff Falkner has been hired as athletic director at Cal State Dominguez Hills. Falkner, 34, comes to Dominguez Hills from New Mexico Highlands University, were he held a similar post. He is a native of Gardena.