The Canucks winger was injured late in Wednesday’s game in Ottawa.

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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 (and is a Canucks fan) tweeted at the time of Pearson’ injury that the winger may be dealing with a sprained ankle.

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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.


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