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After illness, Higgins put on new medication for staph infection

Feb 6, 2012, 6:26 PM EDT

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Chris Higgins is having a rough season in Vancouver. Not only has the Canucks forward battled a staph infection, the antibiotics he was taking to combat said infection affected his immune system and he got the flu.

Higgins has since been put on a new medication – however, his condition is still a concern, says Canucks coach Alain Vigneault.

“It’s something that is very serious,” Vigneault told reporters. “He’s had now three episodes in a little bit more than a year. I think our medical staff is doing everything they can to get this under control and get him the best possible medication to keep this under control.

“From there, you just keep your fingers crossed.”

Higgins has missed the last two games and hasn’t traveled to Nashville for tomorrow’s game against the Predators.

  1. elvispocomo - Feb 6, 2012 at 6:46 PM

    No worries there, more chance to see if Bitz can be the size we need at forward considering much of our other depth is injured or smaller. Higgins can come back rested and Gillis will have a better idea of what he needs or who he can move if a deal comes our way.

  2. blacksabbathrulesall - Feb 7, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Why was he in Cleveland?

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