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Kesler (hand) out vs. St. Louis, listed as day-to-day

Feb 26, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Ryan Kesler AP

The narrative continues.

Vancouver center Ryan Kesler will miss tonight’s game against the Blues with a hand injury suffered during the Winter Olympics. Yes, that’s right. Another Olympic injury.

Kesler was hurt during Team USA’s group stage win over Russia while blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot. He fought through the pain to play in the rest of the American games, but underwent a MRI upon returning to Vancouver and was subsequently ruled out.

The Canucks haven’t released the results of the MRI, only saying that Kesler is day-to-day.

With the injury, Kesler joins the likes of John Tavares, Henrik Zetterberg, Carey Price, Paul Martin, Mats Zuccarello, Aleksander Barkov, Tomas Kopecky and Fedor Tyutin as players that got hurt during the Olympics and were unable to suit up upon their NHL returns.

As for how much time Kesler will miss?

  1. bigtganks - Feb 26, 2014 at 2:18 PM

    No worries! We still have the Sedins!!… not just this year, but the next FOUR YEARS!!!…. at $7 mil per!! You’re so awesome GMMG. #itsaprocess

  2. bigtganks - Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    At least Ovechkin can say he did something.

  3. newjerseydevilsfanpuckcollection - Feb 26, 2014 at 2:19 PM

    Now there can be a scapegoat for the US not showing up for the game against Finland….the entire team was concerned over the broken hands Kesler and Martin had.

    Many of the players are looking to have a career in hand modelling once their NHL careers are over. (look up Kurt Warner ex-NFL QB).

    Finally the answer we were all waiting for.

    (PS…this is purely sarcastic if you didn’t catch on yet)

  4. jpat2424 - Feb 26, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Who cares!

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