Elias Pettersson

Elias Pettersson

Vancouver Canucks

ESPN reported late Sunday that Elias Pettersson's MRI revealed a slight sprain of the MCL in his right knee. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

 

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Sportsnet Canada is reporting that Canucks phenom Elias Pettersson could miss as much as two weeks with a sprained MCL in his right knee. (Source: Sportsnet Canada)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

 

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Elias Pettersson completed a hat trick in overtime —the first of his career— as the Canucks defeated the Senators 4-3 Wednesday night.

Fantasy Impact: 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.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored a power play goal —his 17th of the season —as the Canucks defeated the Oilers 4-2 Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pettersson has an eye-popping 10 points in his last four games. He's not only a must-start, he's a must-watch.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored his 16th goal of the season Tuesday night as the Canucks bested the Blue Jackets 3-2.

Fantasy Impact: The goal comes one day after Pettersson was named NHL’s first star of the previous week Monday after scoring two goals and six assists in three games. Pettersson is becoming one of the rare NHL talents that are singularly worth the price of admission.

 

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Elias Pettersson contributed a first period goal —his 14th on the season— in Vancouver's 6-1 romp over the St. Louis Blues Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The 19-year-old rookie has 30 points in 26 games this season and is a surefire Calder candidate.

 

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Elias Pettersson had a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 5-3 win over Nashville Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Pettersson snapped a four-game goalless streak. He remains a viable fantasy option despite the fact that nothing seems to be working in Vancouver at present. The Canucks have won three games in the span of a month.

 

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Elias Pettersson put the Canucks up 3-2 over the Kings in the middle part of the third period Saturday with his 13th goal of the season. Vancouver would come away with a 4-2 victory.

Fantasy Impact: Thanks in large part to his own 13-goal contribution, Pettersson has managed to somewhat miraculously carve out a +/- 4 rating on a club that's 20th in the NHL in Average Goals For —and 4th in Average Goals Against.

 

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Elias Petterson scored a first period power play goal for his twelfth goal of the season in Vancouver's 6-3 home loss to Winnipeg —the Cancucks sixth straight loss.

Fantasy Impact: With Brock Boeser and Alexander Edler both on IR, Petterson and teammate Bo Horvat are the only two Canucks with any reliable fantasy impact at present.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored his 11th goal of the season on the power play in the third period of the Canucks 3-2 loss to the Canadiens.

Fantasy Impact: Elias Pettersson continues to be the lone bright spot for the Canucks this season. Pettersson is getting top power play duty and second even strength line duty. Pettersson has 11 goals and 7 assists through 20 games this year. The young Swede appears to be the front-runner for the rookie of the year. Pettersson should be owned and started in all fantasy formats.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored his 10th goal of the year in Vancouver's 3-2 shootout loss to Detroit Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Petterson and teammate Bo Horvat are responsible for 17 of 25 Canucks goals this season —68% of all Vancouver scoring.

 

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Elias Petterson had two goals and three assists —including an assist on the game winning goal —in Vancouver's 7-6 win over Colorado.

Fantasy Impact: Canucks fans —not to mention fantasy owners —harboring any concern about his early season injury can put those at bay. Pettersson now the youngest player in Canucks history to have at least five points in a regular-season game. He's back to must-start status.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored two goals in Vancouver's 5-2 win over Minnesota Monday night.

Fantasy Impact: It was a welcomed sight for Canucks fans to see Pettersson pick up where he left off after missing six games with an injury. Pettersson showed none of the tentativeness he displayed in his initial return Saturday night. Owners can feel free to plug him back in as a must-start.

 

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Coach Travis Green said Tuesday that the young star would be back to traveling with the team with a chance to return tonight or tomorrow night. Since suffering a concussion at the hands of Mike Matheson's dirty hit, Pettersson has missed four games.

Fantasy Impact: Owners of the electrifying rookie should be ecstatic with this news. Once he's back on the ice, he will return to must-start status. Keep a close eye on a possible activation ahead of tonight's game against Vegas.

 

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Elias Petterson scored his fifth goal of the young season in Vancouver's 3-2 win over the Panthers Saturday.

Fantasy Impact: It wasn't all good news for Petterson, who left the game with a head injury after a vicious hit from Florida's Mike Matheson, who threw Petterson to ice after contact. More is expected to be known about Petterson's health status Sunday. The rookie is off to an good start, so any missed time would be an obvious disappointment. Stash him on the bench until details about his condition emerge.

 

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Elias Pettersson scored his fourth goal of the young season in Vancouver's 4-1 win over the Lightning Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Vancouver's 19-year-old forward enters 2017-18 with Calder candidacy written all over him. He's scored seven points in his first four games. Scoop him up while he's still available.

 

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The budding star got off to an incredible start in the Canucks' two games against Calgary. In his first game he saw just 10 minutes of ice time and chipped in a goal and an assist. He followed that up with 16 minutes of ice time with two goals, an assist and five shots on goal.

Fantasy Impact: The early Calder Trophy front runner's blazing start cements his status as a must own fantasy asset. He is currently anchoring the second line with Nikolay Goldobin and Loui Eriksson on his wings. The most intriguing thing so far has been his role on the top powerplay unit. The unit features Brock Boeser, Sven Baertschi, Bo Horvat and Alexander Edler. The 19-year-old Swede will look to keep it rolling in tonight's match up with the Carolina Hurricanes.

 

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