The Canucks winger was injured late in Wednesday’s game in Ottawa.
The apparent leg injury Vancouver Canucks winger Tanner Pearson suffered late in Wednesday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Ottawa Senators is serious.
Canucks head coach Travis Green said Friday morning that the veteran winger is going to be out with a “lower body” injury.
Dr. Harjas Grewal, a family medicine resident at the University of Manitoba who analyses hockey injuries for TheFantasyDoctors.com (and is a Canucks fan) tweeted at the time of Pearson’ injury that the winger may be dealing with a sprained ankle.
Taking over Pearson’s spot in the lineup Friday would be Antoine Roussel, Green said.
Roussel missed the lst three games with what appeared to be an upper-body injury.
Jimmy Vesey, who missed Wednesday’s game because his work permit wasn’t processed by the government in time, will also play on Friday Green said.