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Canucks’ Olli Juolevi To Undergo Back Surgery

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman prospect Olli Juolevi will undergo a microdiscectomy procedure for a disc in his lower back, the team officially announced on Monday.

Juolevi began experiencing discomfort during offseason training and after consulting with the team’s medical staff, they decided on the durgery.

While Juolevi was the 5th overall pick in the 2016 draft, he has failed to live up to expectations and is the only player selected in the Top 11 spots in that draft that has yet to appear in the NHL.

 

 

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Canucks Place Brandon Sutter On Injured Reserve

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The Vancouver Canucks have placed Brandon Sutter on the injured reserve in a move retroactive to Tuesday, according to TSN’s Jeff Paterson.

Sutter will be out for at least four games as he must spend a minimum of ten days out of the lineup while being on injured reserve.

According to The Province’s Patrick Johnson, Sutter was in good spirits and said his unknown ailment was “only minor”.

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Canucks’ Elias Pettersson Placed On Injured Reserve, Adam Gaudette Recalled

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The Vancouver Canucks got some good news in regards to the injury sustained by superstar Elias Pettersson, who was moved to the injured reserve list on Tuesday.

Pettersson got tangled up with Montreal Canadiens forward Jesperia Kotkaniemi, but did not sustain major knee damage and is expected to only miss a few weeks of action, dodging a serious injury.

In a corresponding move, Vancouver recalled Adam Gaudette from the Utica Comets.

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Canucks’ Prospect Michael DiPietro Traded In OHL

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After being names to the Team Canada World Junior selection camp on Monday, Vancouver Canucks goaltending prospect has been traded by the Windsor Spitfires to the Ottawa 67’s in exchange that includes forward Egor Afanasyev and seven draft picks, according to the team’s official website.

DiPietro, 19, was selected 64th overall in the 2017 draft and is considered one of the top goaltending prospects in the league, and he owns a .920 save percentage through 21 games.

 

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