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Hansen leaves Canucks-Isles after falling into boards, doesn’t return

Oct 22, 2013, 9:41 PM EDT

Vancouver Canucks winger Jannik Hansen left Tuesday’s game and won’t return after a boarding hit by New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait, Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy reports.

Update: Here’s video of the hit, so decide for yourself if it was dirty:

Hansen’s had a bit of slow start, with three points in 10 games so far for Vancouver. Even so, the Canucks would miss the Demark native if he misses significant time.

Video of the hit will be added if it’s made available.

  1. multiplemiggs - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    The Canucks are garbage and so are their fans

    • bigoldorcafromvan - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:05 PM

      you are a real piece of work miggy (way to funny)

  2. bcisleman - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I’ve seen the video and, no, it was not boarding. In any event, as it was not called boarding on the ice, let’s be a little more careful about calling it boarding in the article, Jimbo!

    • micasa81 - Oct 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM

      I didn’t think it was boarding either, just an untimely fall. Hope he’s not out for long, they’re already paper-thin on forward.

    • elvispocomo - Oct 22, 2013 at 11:28 PM

      It was awkward but doesn’t have anything really to review for boarding or anything similar. Maybe a bit of a hook but even that’s a stretch and it appears to be an unfortunate accident.

      I’m more interested in getting a better look at the Nielsen hit on Kesler, tbh.

      • bcisleman - Oct 23, 2013 at 3:19 AM

        Didn’t see the game live. Listened on radio. From the sound of things, Kesler was doing his share to provoke the Isles so Frans may have retaliated.

      • elvispocomo - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

        I didn’t see anything from Kesler that’d come close to warranting an illegal check from the blindside that may have contacted the head. While I haven’t seen it again after watching it live, some have described it as a trip from the player behind Kesler causing him to fall and Nielsen only hits the shoulder of Kesler causing him to spin into the boards while falling. Probably not a good hit, but I don’t know that it’d require any further action.

      • davebabychreturns - Oct 23, 2013 at 11:36 AM

        The Kesler hit was weird, given the current hit to the head hysteria I’m not surprised Nielsen got a penalty for it – but does anyone really know what to expect when these kinds of collisions happen any more?

        The Strait/Hansen hit, while “boarding” is an absurd label for it and while the league will never ever address this, was a pretty dangerous case of an off-balance player careening towards the end boards getting a shove from a defender who didn’t need to do anything other than ride him out of the play.

        It does lead to injuries and it was totally unnecessary but no way was it boarding or any of the other types of penalties that people are up in arms about these days.

        Hope Hansen wasn’t hurt too badly on the play.

  3. withseidelinn - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Definitely looks like he broke something there (wrist?)

  4. pitpenguinsrulez - Oct 22, 2013 at 10:58 PM

    The piece done by ESPN about former Isles owner John Spano was a very interesting piece to watch tonight.

  5. charlieconway96 - Oct 23, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    Unfortunate, definitely not dirty.

  6. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Oct 23, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    I don’t see anything illegal on this play. It was a battle for position, unfortunately Hansen went into the boards in an awkward manner.

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