VANCOUVER — Accidents keep on to plague the Vancouver Canucks as they head into the season’s last extend.
The staff introduced Tuesday that centre Brandon Sutter will endure surgical procedure for a sports hernia on his ideal facet. His restoration time has been pegged at six-to-8 months.
The 30-12 months-previous is no stranger to the treatment — he experienced surgical procedure for a sports hernia on his left facet in 2015.
It is likely the harm will conclude Sutter’s season.
Vancouver (27-30-9) entered Tuesday 8 details out of a wild-card spot in the congested Western Meeting. Their last standard-season game is scheduled for April 6.
Sutter has not performed considering that the Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 4-3 on Feb. 9. The veteran ahead also missed 30 online games following he divided his shoulder in a Canucks acquire around the Minnesota Wild in late October.
He has 4 ambitions and two assists in 26 online games this season.
“It is disappointing. (Sutter), he’s a bit section of our staff, our management group and it’s a rough 12 months for him,” coach Travis Green claimed Tuesday.
Sutter is just one particular of the injured gamers missing from the Canucks lineup.
Remaining-winger Sven Baertschi was sidelined by write-up-concussion syndrome on Feb. 2. Defenceman Chris Tanev has been out considering that injuring his ankle on Feb. 13. A damaged rib has retained ideal-winger Jake Virtanen off the roster considering that Feb. 13 as well.
Defenceman Alex Edler returned previous week following missing 11 online games with a concussion.
Green claimed Tanev was “emotion a little bit much better” following skating on Tuesday.
Virtanen is “coming together wonderful,” the coach additional. “Experience much better and much better every working day so he’s not much too much absent.”
Centre Ryan Spooner missed exercise with the Canucks on Tuesday owing to what Green known as a nagging groin harm.
Defenceman Ben Hutton was also absent following he was damage when blocking a shot in Vancouver’s 3- decline to the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday.
Green claimed the team’s health-related staff will evaluate Hutton on Wednesday to see if he’s qualified for the evening’s contest with the viewing Toronto Maple Leafs.