A National Hockey League goaltender has just confirmed his season is over.
A Breaking news report from 1130 News has revealed that Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom needs knee surgery, a procedure that is expected to take place next week, and a procedure that Markstrom has said will end his season.
Markstrom has long been viewed as Vancouver's goaltender of the future, but a battle with Ryan Miller for the net has never seen him claim that crown. There were question about how the Cancuks would handle their goaltending situation moving forward into the offseason, and this injury to Markstrom may have a big impact on what they choose to do.
There were rumors suggesting that the Canucks were interested in keeping Miller, and if they feel Markstrom's health is a question mark, that may increase the likelihood of Miller getting a new deal in Vancouver.