The narrative continues.
Vancouver center Ryan Kesler will miss tonight’s game against the Blues with a hand injury suffered during the Winter Olympics. Yes, that’s right. Another Olympic injury.
Kesler was hurt during Team USA’s group stage win over Russia while blocking an Ilya Kovalchuk shot. He fought through the pain to play in the rest of the American games, but underwent a MRI upon returning to Vancouver and was subsequently ruled out.
The Canucks haven’t released the results of the MRI, only saying that Kesler is day-to-day.
With the injury, Kesler joins the likes of John Tavares, Henrik Zetterberg, Carey Price, Paul Martin, Mats Zuccarello, Aleksander Barkov, Tomas Kopecky and Fedor Tyutin as players that got hurt during the Olympics and were unable to suit up upon their NHL returns.
As for how much time Kesler will miss?
For what it’s worth, Ryan Kesler was telling people after the bronze medal game in Sochi that he had a broken hand.
— Bruce Arthur (@bruce_arthur) February 26, 2014