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Anders Nilsson placed on IR; Canucks recall Richard Bachman

Just when you thought that the Canucks might be down with injuries, the injury bug showed up again. This time taking Anders Nilsson for a few weeks with a fractured finger:

He joins Jay Beagle, Chris Tanev, Sven Baertschi, and Alex Edler on the sidelines with various ailments.

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Given Nilsson is expected to be out a few weeks, the Canucks will be recalling Richard Bachman from the Utica Comets, likely on an emergency basis to avoid the waiver clock ticking away. This is done because Thatcher Demko is still recovering from the concussion suffered in Canucks training camp.

The Canucks have a game every second day until November 11 and 12, so it’s fair to expect that they will be riding Jacob Markstrom up until that point.

For a team that was already in tough, the ever-growing injury list is making the uphill battle even harder.



  • LTFan

    This seems to happen every year, injuries, injuries, injuries. What can go wrong will go wrong. However behind every dark cloud there is a silver lining – the trick is to find it.

  • Kanuckhotep

    The Canucks don’t have enough depth to sustain so many injuries. Last year Wash, TB and Winn had virtually no injury time to all or most of their top scorers and how did they do? This is disheartening and ridiculous because they’ve been exceeding expectations. It’s good to be good but I’d rather be lucky, in reference to injuries. How on Earth can you catch a break?

  • wojohowitz

    What`s it been for Demko; Five weeks? Was this another example of Benning dissing people and poisoning the well, like did with Rodin and Tryamkin – neither of which will be back.

  • Jim "Dumpster Fire" Benning

    What else is new? Same issue year in year out. Not much that can be done with freak injuries, but some of the guys on IR…..ugh….Tanev may overtake Salo soon enough for the label “most injury prone player”. So much bad luck with injuries