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Getzlaf out of Ducks' game with upper-body injury

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Ducks captain Getzlaf nearing return

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Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf, right, is congratulated by teammates after his first of three goals in the first period against Buffalo Sabres in an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Anaheim Ducks captain and leading scorer Ryan Getzlaf has been scratched from Sunday night's game against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury.

Getzlaf has 10 goals and 12 points through his first 18 games, helping Anaheim vault to the top of the NHL overall standings.

The 9-year veteran, one of only five players on the Ducks' roster who helped them win their first Stanley Cup in 2006-07, recorded his first career hat trick with three goals in the first period of Friday night's 6-2 victory over Buffalo.

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