Vancouver Canucks

August 2, 2011 by staff 

Vancouver CanucksVancouver Canucks, Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler, fresh from a Selke Trophy winner this season; will miss the start of 2011-12.

It was hip surgery and it takes 10 to 12 weeks to recover, the team said. Ten weeks mean a return of 11 October and the Canucks open their season on October 6. In the absence of 12 weeks means you could lose about three weeks.

Kesler was dominant in the playoffs, but was injured in the deciding game of the Western Conference final against the San Jose Sharks. He returned to action and scored the tying goal in the final minute, and the Canucks won in overtime.

Despite the pause in the game until the Stanley Cup finals began, was hampered by injury. After collecting a pass in the opening match, which was closed the other six games and was a minus 7.

After consulting with our medical team after the playoffs, Ryan was considered that a procedure is required at the hip, “said general manager Mike Gillis in a statement.” We expect a full recovery and found that this procedure would better serve both Ryan and long-term goals of the team. ”

Kesler had career-high 41 goals last season and won the Selke Trophy as a defensive forward after two seasons in second place. He ranked fourth among forwards in blocked shots (80), averaging a career-high 20:29 of ice time, ranked sixth among NHL centers on face-offs taken (1496), winner of a race with 57.4% of them, and registered 124 hits, 65 steals, three goals outnumbered and an index of over-24.

New Jersey Devils players Colin White and Trent Hunter waivers Tuesday. The manager Lou Lamoriello general told The Associated Press earlier this week that it planned to buy the two people.

Hunter, acquired in a trade last week from the New York Islanders, had two years to hit a baseball cap and $ 2 million.

White had been with the Devils from 1999-2000 and should be done and 3 million this season in the last year of his contract.

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