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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
Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:17 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

"Nuf said" is right, rookie.  Diving has absolutely nothing to do with someone else getting seriously injured.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:09 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

I had one 3 months ago and yes, it's painful. Where was the Canucks training staff? I relize it's the finals and these guys are as tough as tough can be (except for the Sedins), but skating off seems like it might not the best approach.



Since: Mar 5, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:06 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back


Raymond should blame his flopping teammates for the fans chanting "flopper" when he was actually hurt. They are making a mockery of the series with their antics and diving everywhere. They have received 2 penalties this series for diving. Nuf said.




Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2011 1:05 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

They were saying "At least our hit wasn't a cheap shot."



Since: Jan 16, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

What were the Bruins fans saying when Raymond was lying on the ice in obvious pain??



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Canucks' Raymond out after fracturing back

Ive actually had a suffered a  vertebral compression fracture  when I was younger... most painful injury Ive ever had.  I dont know how in the heck he skated off the ice.  Sucks for him. 


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