Canucks’ Ryan Kesler found to have broken foot
Cancouver, BC, Canada (4E Sports) – Vancouver Canucks’ centre Ryan Kesler was found to have a fractured right foot and is sidelined until further notice.
Canuck head coach Alain Vigneault was uncertain how long Kesler will be out.
Kesler was hurt blocking a shot Feb. 15 against Dallas, his first game back after rehabbing his off-season shoulder and wrist injuries. Two X-rays proved negative so he continued playing. He felt a little discomfort so a CT Scan was administered Wednesday morning, which discovered the fracture.
He was later seen at Rogers Arena walking in a boot. He was not made available for comment.
Kesler missed the first 12 games this season as he recovered from shoulder and wrist surgeries.
He played in the Canucks’ last seven games where they lost five including the last two. He scored five points.
According to Vigneault, veteran Andrew Ebbett would most likely be recalled from the American League’s Chicago Wolves to take Kesler’s spot.
The Canucks have Thursday off and will return to the practice ice Friday. Their next game is Saturday at home against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Vigneault said his lineup for the Kings’ game will be much clearer by Friday.