Ekman-Larsson (undisclosed) won't play Friday versus Winnipeg or Sunday against Carolina, but he's expected to return to action sometime next week, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.

Another update on Ekman-Larsson, who's picked up five points through 26 games this season, should surface once he's given the green light to rejoin the lineup. Brad Hunt will likely occupy a spot in Vancouver's bottom four until Ekman-Larsson is ready to return.

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