Report: Canucks’ Gudbranson could undergo wrist surgery


Just when the Vancouver Canucks appeared to be getting healthier . . .

There were reports Saturday night that Canucks’ defenseman Erik Gudbranson could be facing wrist surgery, which, according to News 1130 Sports in Vancouver, could mean “significant” time out of the lineup.

Earlier in the day, the club reported the 24-year-old Gudbranson, acquired in a trade last spring for rookie Jared McCann, was still being evaluated after missing Friday’s win over Tampa Bay.

The news comes after Chris Tanev, arguably the club’s most reliable defenseman, returned to the lineup after missing a total of 23 games this season with a lower-body injury.

The Canucks host John Tortorella and the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday.

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