Just when it looked like Vancouver might be able to field a healthy line up for a post season push the team suffered two devastating injuries against the Colorado Avalanche. On Friday the Canucks revealed just how devastating those injuries truly were.
First center Brandon Sutter, who underwent surgery to repair his broken jaw, will miss a whopping six to eight weeks as a result of his injury, leaving the Canucks a big hole to plug up the middle.
Second, justr as soon as the badly injured Dan Hamhuis made his return to the line up filling the void he had left in his absence, the Canucks lose another defenseman for the long term. The Canucks announced that Alex Edler will miss six weeks as a result of his fractured fibula, one again leaving a hole on the blue line.
It's not impossible for the Canucks to make a post-season push, but one has to wonder with injuries this serious, are the Canucks better off trying to sell assets at the deadline?
#Canucks announce injury timelines for Edler (6 wks) and Sutter (6-8 wks following successful surgery to repair a jaw fracture).— Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) February 12, 2016