F - VAN
Elias Pettersson scored two goals during Vancouver's 4-3 shootout loss to Carolina. He fired six shots on goal in the game and finished with a plus-one rating.
He continues to produce at over a point per game pace this season with 23 goals and 32 assists in 53 games played with a plus-13 rating.
ESPN reported late Sunday that Elias Pettersson's MRI revealed a slight sprain of the MCL in his right knee.
Canucks head coach Travis Green said the news was "probably as good as we could have hoped for." Elias is expected to miss two weeks at least. Fantasy owners shouldn't expect Vancouver brass to rush the rookie phenom back. Make exigency plans.
Sportsnet Canada is reporting that Canucks phenom Elias Pettersson could miss as much as two weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee.
Pettersson was hurt in Thursday's 2-0 defeat to the Canadiens when he got tied up with fellow rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi. The injury is troubling not just to fantasy owners but to the NHL itself, who will be without one if it's bright young stars during the All-Star festivities.
Elias Pettersson completed a hat trick in overtime —the first of his career— as the Canucks defeated the Senators 4-3 Wednesday night.
Fitting that Pettersson's first career hat trick comes on the day he was named the NHL's Rookie of the Month for December. The twenty-year-old now has 39 points through his first 36 NHL games —and is carrying many a fantasy hockey team.
Elias Pettersson scored a power play goal —his 17th of the season —as the Canucks defeated the Oilers 4-2 Sunday.
Pettersson has an eye-popping 10 points in his last four games. He's not only a must-start, he's a must-watch.