Canucks Streak Ends – Injuries suddenly pile up
The Vancouver Canucks franchise 14 game winning streak was snapped at the hands of the SJ Sharks. Four regular canucks are now down with injury, the following article contains their statusesThe loss: The Canucks battled back again, this time, they couldn’t pull another rabit out of thier hat, but they tried. Streaks are made to be broken, looks like the Nucks will have to start a new one on Saturday.
The Hit: Bryan Marchment, please GET OUT OF THIS LEAGUE! How many careers does this guy have to end. Mats Lingren nearly escaped another knee on knee hit from Marchment. This guy is a nut, he has ended many seasons and careers, he should be kicked out of the league – props to Darren Langdon for landing a couple lefts on the face of Marchment.
Todd Bertuzzi – Hit near the eye with Nabokov’s stick, looks like Bert is ok and should be ready for the game Saturday according to Crawford.
Mattias Ohlund – Doesnt look too bad, he may be out a week or so, but the way he went down made it look worse. He will not travel with the team to start the road trip because of his injured knee. Looks like a bruise or strain to me.
Dan Cloutier: A shame because he was playing so well. Looks like he will be out a couple games because of his own knee troubles. Clouts will also stay behind for the first part of the 5 game road trip.
Artem Chubarov – Out because of an Abdominal strain, will stay behind for the start of the trip. Likely will also miss 2-3 more games.
Rumour Mill – Looks like one of two former Canucks may come back to Vancouver at the deadline, Gelinas and Scott Walker are both rumoured to be on the move to Vancouver.
In conclusion, give the Nucks about 3 games to get healthy, by the end of next week they should have all hands on deck for the stretch run.