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Jacob Markstrom undergo knee-surgery next week

Jacob Markstrom, who hasn’t suited up between the pipes since February 16th, will undergo knee surgery that will put an end to his 2016-2017 campaign.

“I feel like I’m getting better and better. I feel more comfortable every start. This is a tough finish to the year for me,” said Markstrom, as per the Canucks twitter. “I hate losing more than I love winning, I’m very eager to get back,” Markstrom reiterated.

Through 25 games this season, Markstrom posted a 10-11-3 record while maintaining a 2.63 goals against average, along with a .910 save percentage.

“He’s a good goalie,” said Desjardins, as per The Province. “He can challenge for the number one spot– I’ve got lots of confidence in him.”  Next season, Markstrom’s three-year, 11 million dollar contract extension kicks in, which is coincidentally coming at the time the Canucks will likely part ways with Ryan Miller.

Markstrom could see an increase in his workload next year, hence it being the right call to get surgery and shut him down for the remainder of the year.

 

  • “He’s a good goalie,” said Desjardins, as per The Province. “He can challenge for the number one spot– I’ve got lots of confidence in him.”

    Actions speak louder than words WD….

  • What`s interesting with this story is that the media put this news out several days ago but only today was it confirmed and even that was not an official release but simply a quote from Markstrom himself. The Canucks would really like this news to quickly be buried and forgotten and any questions about asset management and whether Markstrom was properly utilized to be quietly handled, although to me it smells a bit like the Rodin situation in that both players required surgery thru the action of management and not by in-game misfortune.

    • By playing him so little they still don’t know what they have, and likely will end up needlessly tying up salary in the offseason with a second possible starting goalie. Get ready for more goalie controversy next season.

    • ”Thru actions of management”……that’s a bit rich …. Rodin’s injury was not thru canucks managements actions …. it happened in practice in Sweden……reagrevated in a game….then the wired situation with his patella was discovered….after he landed on it in a game…..Markstrom was hurt in what was basically a practice……I do not think the phrase. ” asset “management” means what you think it means.