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:
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 28, 2018
He joins Jay Beagle, Chris Tanev, Sven Baertschi, and Alex Edler on the sidelines with various ailments.
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.