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Kesler undergoes MRI on hand, Canucks recall Lain

Feb 24, 2014, 10:02 PM EDT

MONTREAL, QC - FEBRUARY 6: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks skates with the puck during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on February 6, 2014 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Canadiens defeated the Canucks 5-2. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) Getty Images

Will Ryan Kesler‘s name be added to the list of players that will miss NHL games as a result of the 2014 Winter Olympics?

While playing for the United States, Kesler appeared to hurt his hand when he blocked a shot from Russia’s Ilya Kovalchuk on Feb. 15. Kesler continued to play in the tournament despite the fact that his hand was bandaged, but he’s undergone an MRI now that he’s back in Vancouver.

“He was in this morning and had some work done; we’ll see how he is (Tuesday),” said Canucks coach John Tortorella, according to the Vancouver Province. “I’m not overly concerned about him missing a couple of days of practice.”

That being said, the Canucks have already called up 24-year-old forward Kellan Lain.

Kesler leads all Vancouver forwards in playing time and ranks just behind the Sedin twins in the Canucks’ scoring race with 38 points in 60 games.

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  1. kaptaanamerica - Feb 24, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Kesler is a hockey warrior.

  2. sharksfan97 - Feb 25, 2014 at 12:40 AM

    Sad how the Canucks have fallen so far since the days they manhandled my Sharks in the PO. Shows how tough it is to remain relevant year in and out. I don’t like the Nucks, but I despise the Kings (especially Dustin Skid Mark and his dirty play) and would rather see VAN ahead of those dreaded princesses.

    • kaptaanamerica - Feb 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

      it’s a problem of trading away draft picks under the NONIS and to a lesser extent the Gillis years and not drafting well with the picks the team did have. Possibly the worst head scout in the league, Ron Delorme.

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