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Canucks get good news on Kesler’s fractured foot

Apr 2, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

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One of the Vancouver Canucks’ biggest necessities heading further into the stretch drive and the post-season is a proven NHL center.

While general manager Mike Gillis could acquire one through a trade, the Canucks have received good news with respect to the injured Ryan Kesler.

Ben Kuzma of The Province reported that a CT scan Monday revealed a hairline fracture in his right foot was fully healed.

Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reported on Twitter Monday evening that Kesler “could be back in a week.”

Kesler has played in just seven games for Vancouver this season. He missed almost a full month of the truncated regular season after having wrist and shoulder surgeries during last year’s off-season.

In seven games, the 2011 Selke Trophy winner had one goal and five assists.

Kesler suffered the injury blocking a shot on Feb. 15 against the Dallas Stars, which happened to be his first game back from his off-season operations and rehab.

  1. sabatimus - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    What? I thought the good news would be him being lost for the season.

  2. blomfeld - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:47 AM


    With all due respect to comrade Halford, nobody cares about Kesler’s body parts. The bottom line remains that the Canucks now have less than 48 hours with which to shed themselves of the “hideous” AIG-sized liability that is Roberto Luongo. All along I’ve been “comically” espousing a trade to Tampa Bay as the “love-hate” Canuckle fan that I am. But seriously, time is now running out and so this move had better be made pretty quick, lest the Canucks become the NHL’s equivalent of the Greek economy!


  3. canucks30 - Apr 2, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    This one goes out to blomfeld

  4. blomfeld - Apr 2, 2013 at 1:35 AM

    *** just yesterday at the corner of Wilmington & Rosecrans in Los Angeles ***

    Canucks30: hi you guys … how’s it going?

    Sly: yo, you be lost or something?

    Ice: yeah, let’s waste this mo’ effer right here and now!

    Canucks30: look, take it easy man … like what’s the problem ?

    Sly & Ice: you’s the problem holmes !

    Blomfeld: stand down friends! … I know this man and he means well …

    Sly & Ice: okay Blom, we’s cool with that … any friend of yours is a friend ours too …

  5. canucks30 - Apr 2, 2013 at 1:45 AM

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