Late in the 2nd period vs Pittsburgh, Erik Gudbranson got tangled up with Tom Kuhnhackl and fell down awkwardly. The Canucks have announced that he will not return to the game due to an upper-body injury.
INJURY UPDATE: Gudbranson suffered an upper-body injury and will not return tonight.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 23, 2017
The film shows him being tangled up with the Penguins’ Tom Kuhnhackl, then falling to the ice. Gudbranson was seen on the bench favoring his left wrist, therefore it’s likely that the injury occurred as he caught himself on the fall.
— Ryan Biech (@ryanbiech) November 23, 2017
Should he be out long-term, the Canucks currently have Philip Holm called up and traveling with the team. We’ll know more on Gudbranson’s status in the coming days. If the wrist injury is serious, this could be bad news for those hoping to see a trade.