Skip to content

Canucks get good news on Kesler’s fractured foot

Apr 2, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

Vancouver Canucks v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

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.

Latest Posts
  1. Habs’ Galchenyuk inks two-year extension

    Jul 30, 2015, 7:52 PM EDT

    Alex Galchenyuk Getty Images

    The deal is reportedly worth $5.6 million.

  2. Flames prospect Kylington cleared to play in North America

    Jul 30, 2015, 7:11 PM EDT

    Oliver Kylington Getty Images

    At one point he was listed as the top European skater in the 2015 draft.

  3. Voracek turns monster season into massive eight-year deal

    Jul 30, 2015, 5:52 PM EDT

    Jakub Voracek Getty Images

    The Flyers also have forwards Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier locked up.

  4. Zubrus clears waivers, is ‘surprised’ by buyout

    Jul 30, 2015, 4:22 PM EDT

    Dainius Zubrus Getty Images

    The 37-year-old still wants to continue his career.

  5. Coyotes want long-term deal with Glendale

    Jul 30, 2015, 2:01 PM EDT

    PNI Coyotes Deal 0611 PNI Coyotes Deal 0611

    “Nobody benefits from a short-term deal like this, in particular, our hockey department.”

  6. Report: Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal, north of $20M

    Jul 30, 2015, 1:15 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Rangers - Game One Getty Images

    Vancouver wasting little time locking up the target of Tuesday’s trade.

  7. Bruins in talks with veteran d-man Zidlicky

    Jul 30, 2015, 12:50 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Detroit Red Wings - Game Three Getty Images

    Boston could use some depth on its back end.

  8. Ex-NHLer Ling charged with battery, theft

    Jul 30, 2015, 10:50 AM EDT

    David Ling in action Getty Images

    Alleged incident involved a female victim.

  9. Jacobs feels firing Chiarelli was right move, cites cap management

    Jul 30, 2015, 9:00 AM EDT

    Jeremy Jacobs Getty Images

    The former general manager “wasn’t prepared to make the changes that needed to be made.”

  10. Former NHL forward Berezin arrested for alleged fraud

    Jul 29, 2015, 10:40 PM EDT

    Sergei Berezin Getty Images

    He played in 502 games, primarily with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

  11. Coyotes sign German League standout goalie Treutle

    Jul 29, 2015, 9:12 PM EDT

    Niklas Treutle Getty Images

    The 24-year-old gives agreed to an entry-level deal.

  12. Shero: Buying out Zubrus creates flexibility to add forward

    Jul 29, 2015, 6:27 PM EDT

    Dainius Zubrus Getty Images

    “It really wasn’t about Dainius himself.”

  13. Gillette Stadium will host Bruins-Habs alumni game ahead of Winter Classic

    Jul 29, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT

    2016 Winter Classic Logo

    The contest will air on Dec. 31 while the Classic itself is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. ET on Jan. 1.

  14. Ryan Murray: ‘I have to show up and prove it’

    Jul 29, 2015, 2:28 PM EDT

    Ryan Murray AP

    Staying healthy would help, too.

Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. D. Stepan (2595)
  2. B. Holtby (2076)
  3. G. Bettman (2059)
  4. A. Larsson (2006)
  5. A. Semin (1643)
  1. L. Couture (1566)
  2. J. Toews (1529)
  3. A. Chiasson (1412)
  4. M. Johansson (1328)
  5. C. Wilson (1173)