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Video- Elias Pettersson Injury

No update on Pettersson at this time.

 

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Paul's avatar

Canucks just announced, lower body injury, will not return.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/03/19 at 10:05 PM ET

Gary A$$ SUCK !!'s avatar

I really hope it isn’t any serious..He’s pretty fun to watch..

Posted by Gary A$$ SUCK !! from Fort Myers, Florida on 01/04/19 at 12:56 AM ET

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Can’t stop him from scoring dazzling goals so opponents
are using any excuse to beat up this kid physically via non-hockey plays.

Vancouver has to decide how they’re going to deter this
if the league won’t.

Such a bright young star who displays everything that’s right about creative, skilled hockey.

It would be a shame if his career was stunted or derailed by cheapshots.

Posted by lefty.30 on 01/04/19 at 02:19 AM ET

Paul's avatar

He did travel with Vancouver to Toronto but coach says he probably won’t play on Saturday.

We should know a bit more today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/04/19 at 08:50 AM ET

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On the surface it doesn’t look like a “dirty” play but it is quite apparent the entanglement was no accident and their clearly should have been a penalty. With the way his knee got twisted it could have been a devastating injury. Here’s hoping it is nothing major. Players have skated off the ice before to later find out ligaments are torn in the knee.

Posted by evileye on 01/04/19 at 10:30 AM ET

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Travis Green via the CP at TSN,

“I hate seeing him get hurt. You first emotion is you’re pissed off, and you’re wondering if it’s a dirty play, and that’s running through the bench’s mind. But it wasn’t. I expect he won’t play Saturday, but I don’t think it’ll be too long,” Green said.

Pettersson was able to skate off the ice under his own power, but soon after heading to the locker-room the Canucks confirmed he would not be returning to the game.

No penalty was called on the play, which Green said he agreed with despite the fact Pettersson didn’t have the puck.

“I’ve watched it a lot of times,” Green said. “It’s not a dirty play by their player at all. (Pettersson) gets hooked a little bit. Petey pushes back on him and leans back. Probably tries to give him a bit of a reverse hit and two young guys fall to the ice.

“It’s not a penalty.”

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/04/19 at 10:52 AM ET

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Pettersson will have an MRI in Toronto today.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/04/19 at 12:15 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

I could see there being a penalty but it doesn’t really seem malicious to me.  Guys get tangled up like this every game…it just happens that sometimes they come down awkwardly.  Sometimes there’s just a freak injury.  Sucks for him and the team though.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/04/19 at 02:57 PM ET

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