Roussel will miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Rangers. Roussel finishes his first campaign in Vancouver with a career-high 31 points (nine goals) in 65 games, finally topping the 30-point mark after coming within five points of doing so four times in six seasons with Dallas. He still has three seasons left on his contract after this one at a $3 million AAV.
Roussel left Wednesday's game against the Rangers in the second period due to a lower-body injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the contest, Sportsnet's Irfaan Gaffar reports. Roussel's leg bent under him awkwardly as he lost his balance on a move to the front of the net and fell into New York's Brendan Lemieux, who was assessed a dubious five-minute major on the play. Expect further updates on Roussel's status after the game, but know that his status for Friday's contest against the Devils and beyond is certainly in doubt.
Roussel dished an assist and a hit in a 6-2 loss to the Golden Knights on Saturday. Roussel was listed on the first line with Bo Horvat and the returning Jake Virtanen (ribs) for the contest, although he only skated 14:30. It's certainly a worthy promotion for the pesky winger, who set his career high at 30 points with the helper. He has 118 PIM and 87 hits in 64 appearances during his first season with the Canucks.
Roussel scored a goal on three shots in Wednesday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Avalanche. Roussel also did well defensively with a pair of blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in the contest. Roussel is up to 28 points in 59 games, just a point shy of matching his career high. He's made himself a winger of interest in a number of fantasy formats this year.
Roussel (illness) will be in the lineup for Saturday's matchup with the Islanders, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. The French winger was able to fight off his symptoms and is slated to skate on the team's third line with Adam Gaudette and Markus Granlund. With 27 points, Roussel is already on pace to set career bests offensively and should hit those marks if he's able to continue skating with skilled linemates.
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