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Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:35 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 12:51 pm
BOSTON --- Vancouver Canucks forward Mason Raymond suffered a  vertebral compression fracture  when he collided awkwardly into the boards seconds in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night.

The team announced Tuesday that Raymond will be out three to four months. These types of back injuries often do not require surgery.

Raymond spun into the corner boards after he got tangled up with Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk. Replays showed that Raymond’s legs and tailbone took most of the impact with the boards.

Raymond lay on the ice for several minutes before he was helped off by two teammates. He was later transported to an area hospital.

Raymond had no points in the series, but was a fixture on the Canucks' second line.

"Obviously, Mason is a large part of our team," Canucks forward Manny Malhotra said. "To lose a guy early in the game, it changes so many things, as far as how the process goes on the bench and changes. Playing with different wingers and that shuffling happened early, so I think that is a huge blow for any team, especially with such a good player like Mason."

-- A.J. Perez
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:56 am
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Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: June 15, 2011 12:50 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

I agree completely Patsfan50, I've thought that throughout the series.    Raymond was a fun player to watch, even as a B's fan.   He has some great moves and seems to keep his nose clean, which is not easy to do for either side right now.   Hoping for a speedy recovery and that he's back on the ice for you Canucks at 100% without any setbacks next fall.

Since: Jun 15, 2011
Posted on: June 15, 2011 12:48 am

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Best wishes Raymond - get well soon! Nobody wants to see injuries like this in hockey.
Anyway, the general lack of hockey knowledge by some of the people posting here blows me away... it seems like people feel the need to give their opinion even when they have no idea what they're talking about. Whatever happened to thinking before you speak?
Boychuck first spun Raymond around with a can-opener, then took advantage of a player in a dangerous position by putting his stick on Raymond's back, pushing him down, and then compressed him into the boards and broke his vertebrae. It was a dangerous play with serious repercussions.

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:21 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

I don't believe Boychuk meant any malicious intent like the Rome hit but the outcome was a more serious injury.  I wish  Mason Raymond a complete recovery in time for next season.

Since: May 21, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:38 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Firstly, Raymond had not played the puck and was prevented from playing the puck by Boychuk.  If you check a replay of this, Boychuk's stick is between Raymond's legs and he drives him inot the boards.  Using the new "Rome" standard, Boychuk interfered (a penalty) and his action caused serious injury.  If you call this a hockey play, then I am sure that the Rome hit was equally a hockey play.....or is it only a penalty/suspension if it favors the Bruins?

Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 6:32 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Iver played hockey for years, and every move, hit,check or going after the puck on the boards is never easy to avoid,, no one goes in thinking, umm maybe I should go ass first... heck,, it was a one in a million shot type of injury- I wish him a speedy recovery- !
 Hockey has always been a rough sport and in my opinion its the toughest sport out there-
this is going to be a great final game 7-
 may the best team win... of course I want my big bad bruins...

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:54 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

it was an unfortunate play, not a hit as some ignorant "fans" are posting.  i'm not a B's fan nor anti-Van.  If you've ever played the game on any level you know when your legs get caught up your in trouble.  that's what happened.  i do agree that the Boston fans could have reacted alot more graciously when Raymond got on his blades. 

Since: Apr 16, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:51 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

i hope your kidding...  between crosschecking to the throat Sedin and Rafi Torres' constant elbows your contrast on the TV needs to be fixed.  Take an educated look at the replay, his skates got caught up and the momentum carried him into the boards.  Not a single VAN player or coach suggested it was a "hit" because it wasn't.  the only coach that has complained about the refs is the guy in Washington.  C'mon TampaJR you are a canuck fan or anti-boston...i'm neither pro boston or anti canuck.

Since: Jun 14, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:47 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Boston fans couldn't even muster a courtesy golf clap when Raymond stood up and was assisted off the ice, something that happens in every other NHL arena in the league.  Why didn't they?   TOO BUSY TAUNTING LUONGO.

What a pile of no class morons in Boston.  Shame on all of you.

Cool, Sedin gets punched in the face 6 times, not talking or beaking off at all, AND SOMEHOW HE GETS A 10 MINUTES MISCONDUCT.

Let's recap: Canuck player punched in head 6 times, no retaliation, no talking to anyone. Somehow, that deserves a 10 minute penalty. For getting punched.

NICE BIAS NHL. Very subtle. Loud and clear. You want Boston to win. Gotcha.

Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 3:33 pm

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

the hit was cheap and dirty and he should be suspended; boston is one of if not the dirtiest teams in terms of elbows, cheap hits and diving, yet they cry more than any other team about their opponents doing it;

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