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21:50  14 march  2019
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Canucks’ win over Rangers quickly dimmed by grim post-game news

Canucks’ win over Rangers quickly dimmed by grim post-game news The Vancouver Canucks’ game began Wednesday with people talking about Loui Eriksson getting scratched from the lineup, and when it was over the discussion was about Antoine Roussel and Quinn Hughes being injured. The post Canucks’ win over Rangers quickly dimmed by grim post-game news appeared first on

Antoine Roussel suffers season-ending knee injury© Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The news out of Vancouver Wednesday night was not good following a rough game against the New York Rangers. Canucks head coach Travis Green confirmed that Antoine Rousselsuffered a season-ending knee injury when he collided with Brendan Lemieux, while young prospect Quinn Hughes will spend a week in a walking boot after being diagnosed with a “pretty good bone bruise” from blocking a shot at the end of his college season.

Lemieux ended up with a match penalty for a hit to the head, but Roussel’s injury occurred because his leg got trapped underneath him as he crumpled to the ice. Teammates needed to help the Canucks forward off the ice, and his season will come to an abrupt end. Roussel was actually having quite the year with a career-high of 31 points in 65 games, putting him fourth on Vancouver in scoring. He also easily leads the team in penalty minutes with 118, coming in only behind Evander Kane for the league lead.

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Canucks down Rangers 4-1 in feisty battle VANCOUVER - Tyler Motte's teammates tried hard to help him get his first NHL hat trick. Instead, the Vancouver Canucks centre had to settle for a pair of goals in his first multi-point game, a 4-1 win over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. "I was just happy to get two chances and I was just happy to get them in the back of the net," said Motte. The 24-year-old has quietly contributed on offence this season, tallying a career-high nine goals and seven assists. "My game is pretty simple — be competitive, be hard working, be physical, be responsible in the D-zone," he said. "And obviously I've been able to chip in a little bit offensively over the year.

Elias Pettersson was also involved in a dangerous play when Chris Kreider’s elbow swung around and hit the young Vancouver forward in the face. Kreider was given a game misconduct and Pettersson was taken for concussion testing, but did return to the game.

While the Roussel news is obviously terrible for the Canucks, more fans will be focused on the Hughes news given the excitement around the young defenseman. Signed just a few days ago after his college season came to an end, the 19-year-old was expected to get a chance to show what he can do down the stretch. Obviously, there is still some time to get him into game action, but the Canucks will have to take things carefully and avoid any additional injury.

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