Dorsett (neck) said Tuesday that he will be healthy and ready to return at the start of next season. "I only know how to play one way and that's hard. I won't be changing how I play," Dorsett said, adding, "My first shift, I'm going to try and run someone over. You know how I play. I only have one gear." That tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the veteran enforcer -- he's not likely to put up a lot of points, but he'll play tough and make things easier for the scorers around him.
Dorsett spoke to the media for the first time since sustaining his neck injury and said he is focused on being fully healthy for the start of next season, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. So ends an injury-plagued season for Dorsett. The 30-year-old has mainly played the role of an enforcer for much of his career, which would explain the four points, 33 penalty minutes, and 35 hits he accumulated this season while seeing only 9:56 of ice time on average. He'll look to get healthy and resume his position in the Canucks' bottom-six next fall.
Dorsett (neck) is scheduled to undergo cervical fusion surgery to repair disc degeneration in his neck. Dorsett is expected to make a full recovery from the procedure, but a firm timetable remains unclear heading into the procedure. The team should provide further details on a potential timeline after the procedure, but it doesn't appear as though he will be back on the ice anytime soon. The veteran winger's absence likely won't have a huge overall impact in the fantasy realm, as he's notched just four points through 14 games with the Canucks this season.
Dorsett (shoulder) is listed on injured reserve per the NHL's official media site. As expected, Dorsett has landed on IR, which means that he will be sidelined until at least Nov. 25 when the Canucks play the Stars on the road. That said, a timeline has not been established for the 29-year-old winger's return, so he could be out for longer depending on the progress he makes in the coming week. We'll provide an update when he appears on track to play again.
Coach Willi Desjardins indicated Monday that Dorsett (shoulder) will likely be placed on injured reserve, Jon Abbott of TSN 1040 reports. Dorsett missed Saturday's contest because of the issue and it appears the issue will hold him out longer than just one game. An official move has yet to be made, but that should be made in the coming days. However, Abbott reports that it's unlikely the team will add a body from its AHL affiliate.
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