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Injury ravaged Canucks forced to make another AHL call up

Ouch... make it stop.

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In case you missed last night’s 5-2 Vancouver Canucks victory over the Minnesota Wild, you missed an absolute BEAUTY.

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson made his return to the lineup following a concussion, sniping two incredible goals past Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Check out his second goal on the evening, a bar down, breakaway snipe that had the Rogers Arena crowd going absolutely bananas:


It wasn’t all good news for the Canucks last night though as centre Brandon Sutter left the game after crashing into the end boards.

Check it out:


Ouch. That hurts. Even worse, head coach Travis Green confirmed that Sutter will likely be out of the team's lineup for weeks while he recovers from his injury. As a result the team has called up veteran forward Darren Archibald from the American Hockey League's Utica Comets.


Archibald was called up last week to play for the Canucks when Brock Boeser missed two games with a groin strain. Archibald scored a goal in his single contest but was returned to Utica once Boeser returned to the lineup. With Sutter now on the shelf, the Canucks injured list includes Sutter, Jay Beagle, Alex Edler, Chris Tanev, Sven Baertschi and Jacob Markstrom. Ouch.