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Hamonic exits Wednesday’s game against Boston with lower-body injury after colliding with Marchand

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Travis Hamonic suffered a lower-body injury in the second period of his team’s game against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Just past the 14:00 mark of the middle frame, Hamonic collided with Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand along the boards in Vancouver’s attacking zone. The 31-year-old defenceman quickly made his way down the tunnel toward the Canucks’ dressing room.

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Marchand was assessed a two-minute minor penalty on the play for interference. Shortly thereafter, Canucks forward Brock Boeser managed to capitalize on the man-advantage to put his team up 1–0.

Here’s the video of the collision between Marchand and Hamonic, as posted to Twitter by Dr. Harjas Grewal:

With Hamonic now out, the Canucks are without two of their regular defenders: Oliver Ekman-Larsson did not dress for Wednesday’s game due to an undisclosed injury.

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Hamonic has one assist in nine games with the Canucks this season. He’s in the first season of a two-year contract he signed with Vancouver that carries an annual cap hit of $3 million.