The Vancouver Canucks had a very bad night against the Winnipeg Jets.
Hansen will have an MRI today after getting kneed in the second period by Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault, who was, indeed, penalized for kneeing.
Sedin added, “It took at least a couple of seconds before Perreault came. That’s a dirty hit, for sure. That’s something we can’t have in this league. We’ll see what the league does.”
Update: The league won’t do anything.
Hansen reportedly said the injury wasn’t as bad as it looked, but he won’t be traveling to tonight’s game in Calgary. His absence could open the door for Anton Rodin, who’s been recalled from a conditioning stint in the AHL.
Rodin has yet to make his Canucks debut, after tweaking his knee in the preseason. If he plays tonight, it would mark the end of a lengthy road to the NHL. Now 26, Rodin was Vancouver’s second-round draft pick all the way back in 2009.