March 2008 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Canucks' Morrison Out With Torn ACL
Canucks' center Brendan Morrison will miss the rest of this season after tearing a ligament in his right knee during Wednesday night?s 6-3 loss in Colorado, according to an Associated Press report. Morrison was injured 2 minutes into the second period as he was taken lightly toward the boards by defenseman Ruslan Salei after firing a sharp-angle shot. Morrison appeared to hurt his knee trying to stop.
Report: Canucks' Raymond Sidelined
Canucks rookie left wing Mason Raymond could be out for the rest of the regular season and some of the playoffs with a knee injury, according to a report Tuesday from TSN of Canada. Early reports from TSN indicate that Raymond suffered an MCL sprain and will be sidelined for four weeks.
NHL Suspends Pronger
Ducks captain Chris Pronger was suspended for eight games without pay by the NHL for stomping on Canucks forward Ryan Kesler's leg, according to an ESPN.com report. Pronger, noted as an aggressive defenseman who has been suspended seven times previously by the league, was accused of intentionally stepping on Kesler's left leg as the two jockeyed along the back boards early in the second period of Wednesday's game. The incident occurred after Pronger became entangled with Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, who had fallen to the ice. Kesler told the Vancouver Sun after the game, "He stomped on me ... He got me on the calf."
Canucks' Ohlund Out For Season
Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund will miss the rest of the regular season after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday afternoon, according to the Associated Press. Vancouver is optimistic that they will get Ohlund back for the postseason, if they qualify. "After further consultation with our team doctors it was determined that surgery was the best course of action," Canucks general manager Dave Nonis said in a statement. "The best long-term decision for Mattias and our hockey club is to have this addressed immediately."
Report: Canucks' Ohlund Expected To Have Surgery
Canucks defenseman Mattias Ohlund is expected to undergo surgery to remove bone chips in his left knee, according to a Vancouver radio station, and reported by Yahoo.com. CKNW-AM reported Thursday that Ohlund is not with the team in Phoenix and has flown back to Vancouver. According to the report, Ohlund is expected to have arthroscopic surgery, which will sideline him for at least the remainder of the regular season.
Canucks Send McIver Back To AHL Manitoba
The Vancouver Canucks on Sunday assigned defenseman Nathan McIver to Manitoba of the American Hockey League.
Ohlund Hopes To Delay Surgery, Finish Season
Canucks' defenseman Mattias Ohlund has bone chips in his left knee, and he could require arthroscopic surgery if swelling doesn't subside, according to the Vancouver Sun. "I missed 16 games leading into the playoffs the year we played St. Louis and finally lost against Minnesota, and this is a similar thing," Ohlund said on Thursday night. "So I scoped it then and missed a few weeks and came back."
Canucks' Ohlund Out At Least One Game With Knee Injury
Canucks' defenseman Mattias Ohlund is expected to miss at least one game after injuring his knee during Tuesday?s loss in Colorado, according to an Associated Press report. Ohlund had an MRI while the rest of the Canucks practiced in Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon. Another update was expected Thursday morning, but Ohlund likely won?t play against the Predators on Thursday.
Avs Win Fourth Straight In Forsberg's First Game Back
Peter Forsberg showed very little rust in his return, John-Michael Liles scored his first goal in nearly four months, and the Avalanche won their fourth straight, beating the Canucks 2-1 on Tuesday night, according to an Associated Press report. ?I thought he was very effective, very dangerous,? Colorado Coach Joel Quenneville said. ?He?s fun to watch.?
Forsberg Announces He's Ready For 2007-08 Debut
Colorado Avalanche forward Peter Forsberg announced following this morning?s skate that he is ready to play and will make his 2007-08 season debut tonight against the Vancouver Canucks at Pepsi Center (7:30 p.m.) Forsberg, who signed with Colorado on Feb. 25, will be playing his first game with the Avalanche since the 2004 playoffs against San Jose. Tonight will be his first regular season game with the club since April 4, 2004 vs. Nashville. The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native has recorded 871 points (248g/623a) in 697 career games, ranking him eighth on the NHL's all-time points-per-game list (1.25). Only Jaromir Jagr (1.26) has a higher points-per-game average among active players. Peter ranks fourth on the franchise's all-time scoring list with 741 points (216g/525a). Forsberg made his NHL debut with the Quebec Nordiques during the 1994-95 season, when he earned the Calder Trophy as the league?s top rookie. During his next nine seasons in Colorado, he would go on to win two Stanley Cups, capture the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP (2003), named a First-Team NHL All-Star three times (1998, 1999, 2003) and appeared in seven NHL All-Star games.