It's been widely reported that Ryan Getzlaf underwent surgery in Philadelphia for a lingering sports' hernia, but the O.C. Register is now reporting that Getzlaf could miss the start of training camp.
Will this hurt the Ducks start to the season? As the article notes, it took time for J.S. Giguere, Sammy Pahlsson, and Todd Marchant to get back into playing shape after the same procedure from the same doctor - luckily for the Ducks, in their cases, there were players ready and able to step up and fill in the gaps.
If Getzlaf's recovery takes longer than expected and he struggles to start the season, is Koivu ready to step up and fill in on the big line while Getzlaf gets back into form?