A potentially big blow for both Team USA and the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday at the Worlds — forward Nick Bonino suffered an apparent right arm injury after crashing into the net midway through today’s tilt against Slovakia:
As the video shows, Bonino skated off immediately and looked to be in distress. He was not on the American bench to begin the third period.
The 27-year-old was off to a slow start in the tournament, with just one goal through his first six games, but did register an assist on Anders Lee’s second-period tally prior to getting hurt.
Bonino is coming off a 15-goal, 39-point season in Vancouver, his first with the Canucks since coming over in the Ryan Kesler trade at last year’s draft.