Canucks C Granlund to have wrist surgery
Vancouver Canucks center Markus Granlund will undergo season-ending wrist surgery, the team announced Monday.
back to news
"Markus has had an ongoing wrist injury which we've treated through regular maintenance and rehabilitation," Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said in a press release. "Our Canucks medical team and Markus believe that surgery is the best course of action for his long-term health and by having the procedure now it will allow him to have more time to rehabilitate and work out in preparation for next season."
Granlund has collected a career-high 19 goals in 69 games this season. He is one tally behind fellow forward Bo Horvat for the team lead. The 23-year-old Finn's 13 assists are also a personal best.
"Losing a guy like him is going to be tough for us," Horvat told the Vancouver Sun. "He was a huge part of our team and had a pretty impressive year. It just shows his character. (His wrist) has pretty much been bugging him all year -- and even for the last couple of years -- and for him to play through that is impressive."
Granlund was acquired in a trade with the Calgary Flames for forward Hunter Shinkaruk on Feb. 22, 2016.