F - VAN
Elias Pettersson scored a goal and added a helper in Tuesday night's 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.
While it was a frustrating night for the Canucks as a whole, it was an exciting one for fantasy owners of Pettersson, who recorded his second straight multi-point outing. After a slow start to the season, the 22-year-old appears to be heating up and now has 18 points in 23 games.
Elias Pettersson was able to score two goals in Sunday night's overtime loss to the Winnipeg Jets.
The big night helped Pettersson snap a five game goalless drought. It has been a slow start to the season for the 22-year-old, who has just seven goals and 16 points in 22 games played. Hopefully this gets him going.
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.