In case you missed it last night, Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland left his team’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs with the dreaded “upper body” injury.
While there’s no confirmation on what exactly happened with Ferland, it’s worthwhile noting that he left the game shortly after delivering this hit on Leafs forward (and North Vancouver native) Alex Kerfoot:
Earlier today the Canucks called up forward Zack MacEwen from the AHL’s Utica Comets, so it’s clear that Ferland will miss at least some action due to his injury. But again… what is the injury?!
Well, coach Green confirms that it is NOT a concussion.
Check it out:
Alrighty then… so what’s the injury? Will Ferly be out long-term?
The 27 year old Ferland has struggled to stay healthy in his first season with the Canucks, but has been effective when in the lineup. His physical play and energy is apparent whenever he’s on the ice, but he’s also managed to chip in offensively with five points in 14 games played.
Hopefully Ferland’s not suffering through anything too serious and we can see him back out on the ice in short order. Fingers crossed, Ferly!