Rodin underwent successful surgery to repair his knee Tuesday and his expected recovery time is six months. The procedure puts an end to Rodin's injury-riddled first season in the NHL. He finishes with an assist, two shots on goal, a blocked shot, and a plus-1 rating in just three games played. It's unfortunate to see this happen to a promising player who was projected to make some waves this season, so here's hoping that the Swedish national can make a full recovery and return to action for the start of next season.
Rodin (knee) is listed on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site. As expected, Rodin has landed on injured reserve after playing just three games for Vancouver and re-injuring his knee in the third. The team has not released a timetable for the 26-year-old's return to action, but there's reason to believe he could be out for a while, especially since the Canucks will likely want to make sure his knee is completely healed beyond a doubt this time around.
Rodin has suffered a setback with his surgically repaired knee and consequently will undergo an MRI. Rodin has aggravated a knee injury that he sustained prior to the beginning of this season, when he was cut by a skate. GM Jim Benning said the Canucks plan to give the rookie a combination of rest and rehab in order for him to regain strength in the knee. Selected in the second round of the 2009 draft, Rodin has only drawn into three games this season, notching a plus-1 rating with two shots and a helper in that span. He had started the year on the non-roster IR, and based on the rehab plan from the big boss in Vancouver, there's reason to believe he could end up on some form of IR once again.
Rodin will make his NHL debut Friday night against the Flames. Rodin certainly is a player to watch, as the skilled Swede is already well known in his native country for his scoring prowess. He produced 47 goals and 65 assists in 134 games over three campaigns with Brynas IF Gavle of the Swedish Hockey League between 2013-16, but started this season on the non-roster injured reserve with a knee injury.
Rodin (knee) was recalled from his conditioning stint in AHL Utica on Thursday. It was initially thought that Rodin would draw into Vancouver's lineup after the NHL's Christmas break, but this sudden recall signals that the team could deploy him for Friday's game in Calgary. Either way, it would appear that the 26-year-old Swede is finally healthy enough to make his Canucks debut, whether that's before or after Christmas.
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