Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson obtained some excellent news on his injured knee Saturday, when an MRI revealed solely a slight sprain in his MCL, in accordance to head coach Travis Inexperienced.

Inexperienced didn’t present a time-frame for Pettersson’s return, however stated outcomes of the MRI had been “in all probability as excellent news as we might have hoped for.”

Pettersson suffered the damage within the second interval of Thursday’s 2-Zero loss to the Montreal Canadiens when he obtained tangled with ahead Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Pettersson’s proper knee was caught between Kotkaniemi’s legs as they each fell to the ice. The Swede stayed down earlier than getting to his ft and going to the dressing room.

Pettersson sat out Saturday’s 5-Zero loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Inexperienced stated the

Pettersson, who earlier this week was named an NHL All-Star, has 22 targets, together with seven recreation winners, and 20 assists this season.

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