Elliotte Friedman provides concerning update on Thatcher Demko

This is all kinds of bizarre.

Michael W.

Right now, it's Casey DeSmith between the pipes for the Vancouver Canucks in their Round 1 Stanley Cup Playoff series against the Nashville Predators. thanks to the fact that starter Thatcher Demko is unavailable due to injury. 

If this update from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman is any indication, fans are likely to remain just as puzzled as they were when they initially heard the vague details surrounding Demko's injury.

According to Friedman, the Canucks really don't know what they're dealing with with regard to Demko's ailment and there isn't a clear picture of a timeframe for a potential return to the crease. 

"I want to talk about Demko because it was another wild 24 hours on the internet about what is going on here," he said.  "The thing is, I really don't think they know. Again, they're being guarded about the injury and everyone is being guarded right now. The one word I keep hearing is, 'unique'. It's a unique kind of injury and they're really not sure." 

"They're hopeful it's to as bad as they originally thought and they don't want to put any time frame on it, aside from what Tocchet said, week to week. But I don't think this is something that can be solved by surgery, and they just have to rest him and see how he responds." 

"But what I keep hearing is that they really don't know what the time frame is right now," he concluded. 

For the time being, the Canucks are rolling with DeSmith as their starter until they can get a clearer idea of when Demko could come back. But given the fact that this is apparently a "unique" ailment for him, it's really anyone's guess at this point. 

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