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Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning announced today that forward, Derek Dorsett, will undergo cervical fusion surgery to repair disc degeneration in his neck. Dorsett is expected to make a full recovery and return to play.
The surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Watkins of the Marina Del Rey Hospital spine clinic in Los Angeles, California. Due to the nature of the procedure a definitive timeline will not be confirmed.
"The decision to perform surgery was made after a thorough review of our options, including non-surgical treatment and rehabilitation," said Benning. "Derek, our Canucks medical team and Dr. Watkins believe that surgery offers the best outcome both for his career and long-term health. Derek is an important member of our team and we are optimistic for a full recovery."
So the Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks decided to get to know each other a little better toward the end of Vancouver's 4-1 win over Calgary:
From the box score:
Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract and defenceman Luca Sbisa to three-year contract.
“Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager, Jim Benning. “His willingness to chip in both offensively and defensively while standing up for his teammates at all times has been instrumental to our success all season.”
“Luca has been a big part of our backend all season, logging big minutes during key stretches and doing anything that is asked of him by our coaching staff,” continued Benning. “We are excited to have both Derek and Luca in the fold moving forward to continue our goal of winning today, while also having an eye to the future.”
via the CP at TSN,
Canucks forward Derek Dorsett left the game a few minutes earlier with an upper-body injury after taking a hit from Ryan Kesler and did not return. Replays appeared to show that Kesler, who was dealt from Vancouver to Anaheim in the off-season, made contact with Dorsett's head on the play.
"I haven't seen it yet. All I know is I was going for the puck and I felt him hit," said Kesler. "I hope he's all right, it's unfortunate, it's a fast game out there. I was just going for the puck, trying to make a hockey play."
from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province who refers to Kesler as "The Tool"...
... the tool got one over on the Canucks Tuesday and did it on a couple of fronts.
With a clear headshot, complete with an elbow follow-through, Kesler knocked Derek Dorsett out of the game. The Canucks lost their scrappy, energizing bulldog who on many nights has been their only physical, impact player.
more on Kesler...
Watch the hit below...
Derek Dorsett had some strong words about his altercation with Chris Neil on Sunday, saying that the Ottawa forward’s behaviour lacked class and is proof of just how ‘stupid’ he is.
From ESPN New York's Katie Strang:
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore will have a hearing Wednesday for his illegal hit to the head of Montreal Canadiens forward Dale Weise during the Rangers' 7-4 loss in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals at Bell Centre on Tuesday night.
The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced the hearing via their official twitter account after the game.
Moore was assessed a match penalty at 10:41 of the third period, when he drilled Weise.
Weise was disoriented after the play and had to be supported by P.K. Subban as he appeared to regain his balance.
Weise briefly went to the league-mandated "quiet room" designated to treat potential head injuries. He returned to the game later in the third period.
Strang continues, noting that Derek Dorsett engaged in some shenanigans of his own.
Here's the Moore-on-Weise hit...
So we had a player returning from jaw surgery and scoring 2 goals in Derek Stepan, a 4-1 New York Rangers lead blown, a pulled goaltender in Henrik Lundqvist, a hat trick for Rene Bourque, a match penalty for John Moore, an empty net for the Rangers with seven minutes left in the game and some near-the-bench shenanigans. Did I miss anything, or did that cover the Montreal Canadiens' 7-4 victory over the New York Rangers? Oh yes, Derek Dorsett head-butting Mike Weaver and then doing his damnedest to injure Rene Bourque on the last shift. And Tomas Plekanec actually being called for fake-jerking his head back to try to draw a penalty.
Here's Rene Bourque's hat trick goal...
And we're probably going to be talking about this hit (via @myregularface on Twitter) as well as Lars Eller and Dorsett's shenangians:
After Brandon Prust hit Derek Stephan quite late...
Derek Dorsett challenged Prust to a fight...
And while that was happening, Daniel Carcillo hacked, slashed and then shoved a linesman.
Carcillo received 2, 10 and a game misconduct, and he'll be suspended for his efforts.
My take on the play at the time it happened remains unchanged. Mike Green would receive a major and automatic game misconduct for cross-checking while Derek Dorsett a minor penalty for boarding. The teams would play 4 on 4 for two minutes at which point the NY Rangers would receive a 3 minute power-play for the balance of the major penalty to Green.
More from Fraser on this topic at TSN.
If you missed the incidents...
from Aaron Portzline of Puck-Rakers,
An otherwise joyous night for the Blue Jackets was tempered by a serious injury to one of the club's most inspiring player.
Right winger Derek Dorsett suffered a fractured clavicle at 1:36 of the first period, when he was driven into the net by Vancouver's Andrew Alberts. The club announced after the game that he's likely to miss the rest of the season.
It's a big blow for the Blue Jackets. Dorsett has three goals, six assists and 53 penalty minutes in 24 games. Last season, he had 12 goals, 20 points and 235 penalty minutes -- all career highs.
a bit more and if you watch the video below (game highlights, injury is at the start), I think Dorsett suffered the injury from the hit by Alberts. Going into the net did not seem that bad but you can decide.
from Shawn Mitchell of the Columbus Dispatch,
Blue Jackets agitator Derek Dorsett practices his art at a high level.
The right shove or jersey tug, the witty insult, the thunderous body check — Dorsett knows the places and time when each is most effective.
So it was curious that Dorsett seemed especially preoccupied with Capitals star Alex Ovechkin during a 4-2 loss on Saturday, considering that Ovechkin wasn’t much of a factor during the first two periods.
“I haven’t told many people this, but he spit in my face,” Dorsett said. “That got me a little more mad.”
Dorsett said Ovechkin spit on him when they were face-to-face during a fracas in which both were given two-minute minors (cross-checking for Dorsett, roughing for Ovechkin) at 2:38 of the second period.
“That’s why I was yelling at the ref so much and yelling at him in the penalty box,” Dorsett said. “That’s probably one of the most disrespectful things someone can do, especially a guy who is the best player in the league. It’s classless. He’s supposed to be a role model for the game. It’s unbelievable.”
added 11:59am, via Katie Carerra of Capitals Insider,
After some confusion over what the word “spit” meant, Ovechkin denied Dorsett’s claim:
“No, no, no. I don’t know. Show me that moment, I want to see it. No.”
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
Edmonton Oilers’ rookie Taylor Hall said Thursday morning that he had only been in two junior fights in his hockey life and didn’t like his chances with the bigger boys in the NHL, but after one goal and a dazzling rush later, Hall shockingly dropped the mitts with one of the toughest pound-for-pound customers, Derek Dorsett, eight hours later.
Give Hall an A for bravery, but an F for foolishness after he exchanged punches with the Columbus Blue Jackets’ forward, who’s had 14 fights this season. Hall hung in after instigating the scrap in the wake of a hard Dorsett hit along the boards, but fell to the ice, landed awkwardly and injured his left ankle. There was no immediate word on how badly he was hurt but it didn’t look good as he limped to the dressing room.
continue for more on the game… and watch the fight below….
Derek Dorsett of the Blue Jackets breaks his right hand in this fight last night with Mike Brown of the Ducks.
Neal received five for boarding and a game misconduct.
added 11:56pm, from Richard Durrett of ESPNDallas,
James Neal will have a hearing with NHL officials on Friday morning in regards to his boarding penalty on Derek Dorsett in the second period. Neal hit Dorsett in the back and Dorsett’s head hit the glass. He was helped off the ice. Neal was given a 5-minute major penalty and a game misconduct.
“I didn’t have any intent to injure him,” said Neal, who watched the rest of the game from the dressing room area. “I hope he’s OK.”
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Derek Dorsett to a two-year contract extension which begins in 2010-11 and continues through the 2011-12 season, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Dorsett, 22, tallied four goals and one assist for five points with 150 penalty minutes in 52 games as a rookie with the Blue Jackets in 2008-09. He ranked second on the club and led all NHL rookies in penalty minutes and added 116 hits.