Report: Pettersson suffered knee injury in January
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Report: Pettersson suffered knee injury in January

The Canucks forward details the injury that limited him in the back half of the season and the playoffs.

Trevor Connors

UPDATE: Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson details the "nagging" injury that prevented him from playing his best down the stretch of the season and into the playoffs.

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Read below for our earlier report on this developing story, published before Pettersson officially met with the media.

The offseason officially begins for the Vancouver Canucks today.

The team is at Rogers Arena in downtown Vancouver for the last time this season, packing up their things and heading home for a long summer.

The players, coaches and management staff are also meeting with the media to give some closure on the season and, surprise, surprise, there are already injury reports on social media.

Canucks insider Rick Dhaliwal reports that Canucks star Elias Pettersson has been dealing with a knee injury that has bothered him since January. While the player wouldn't use it as an excuse for his lacklustre play in the post-season, it's clear that the injury has affected him.

From Dhaliwal:

The 25 year old Pettersson had just one goal and six points in 13 playoff games against the Nashville Predators and Edmonton Oilers.

More to come on this developing story.

Source: Vancouver Canucks