Pettersson (wrist) has resumed shooting pucks and is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021-22 campaign. Though he's been skating for a while, being able to shoot was an issue until now. Pettersson missed the final 30 games of the season with the injury, finishing with just 21 points (in 26 games) after putting up 66 in each of his first two NHL campaigns.
Pettersson (upper body) won't be available for Vancouver's final five games of the campaign, Iain MacIntyre of Sportsnet.ca reports. The Canucks were hopeful Pettersson would be able to return before the end of the season, but with nothing to play for, they've decided to shut the 22-year-old Swede down for the year. Pettersson is, however, expected to be ready for next season's training camp. The fifth overall pick from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft was limited to just 26 games due to injury this campaign, but he was his usual productive self when in the lineup, racking up 10 goals, 21 points and 63 shots on net over that span.
Pettersson (upper body) remains without a timetable for his return to action, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports. Pettersson met with a specialist this week, and the news he received evidently wasn't positive, as the 22-year-old pivot is still expected to miss extended time -- and perhaps the rest of the season. The Canucks aren't in a good position in the playoff picture, so they could elect to play it safe and shut down their star center for the remainder of the campaign. If that ends up coming to fruition, Pettersson will finish the season having racked up 10 goals and 21 points in 26 games.
Pettersson (upper body) is expected to meet with a specialist Tuesday or Wednesday, Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet reports. Canucks GM Jim Benning believes Pettersson could be ready for Friday's game versus the Oilers. Gaffar believes he'll need a few more days after missing more than a month and being unable to skate with the team lately because of COVID-19 protocol. Nevertheless, the Canucks should provide a more definitive timeline after his meeting with the specialist.
Pettersson (upper body) is scheduled to meet with his doctors at some point over the next few days, which means the Canucks should be releasing an update on his status sometime soon. Pettersson is still considered out indefinitely with his upper-body injury, but a clearer timetable for his return could be established in the coming days. The 22-year-old forward has racked up 10 goals and 21 points in 26 games this campaign.
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