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Samuelsson out for playoffs after surgery

Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:08 pm
Edited on: May 19, 2011 4:38 pm
 
Vancouver Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson is out for the rest of the playoffs  undergoing surgery to repair his adductor tendon and sports hernia, the team announced Thursday.

“After consultation with our physicians it was decided that surgery was the best course of action,” Canucks GM Mike Gillis said in a statment. “The best long term decision for Mikael and our hockey club was to have the surgery immediately.”

Samuelsson, who has been plagued by injuries in his two seasons with the Canucks, hasn’t played since Game 5 of the second-round series against the Predators. He had a goal and two assists in 11 playoff games.


Coach Alain Vigneault confirmed that Samuelsson will be out for the rest of the playoffs.

-- A.J. Perez

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Since: May 7, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Samuelsson out for playoffs after surgery

How can you say "his absence won't hurt Van much other than his SC Final experience"?  Okay so he doesn't provide much offense and is a -4, but obviously he must be better than the guy that replaced him.  I'm not sure how much depth the Canucks have, but I would atleast have to argue the point that the guy replacing him must not be as good.  With Samuelsson at a -4 it doesn't help the Canucks much to have a guy that isn't even as good as him stepping in to play.



Since: Apr 9, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 10:20 pm
 

Samuelsson out for playoffs after surgery

Yeah, but I think his presence makes a difference.



Since: May 13, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Samuelsson out for playoffs after surgery

He only had 3pts and was -4 in 11 GP in the playoffs so his absence won't hurt Van much other than his SC Final experience.



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