Thursday, March 06, 2008

Ohlund Update

When you deal with knee injuries, it isn't very likely that they are very short term afflictions. This is the harsh reality that the Canucks are likely going to face with one of their top defensemen.

The results of Mattias Ohlund's (Dale B.) MRI on Thursday were not positive. There are some bone chips floating around in Ohlund's knee, which are causing him a lot of discomfort. Ohlund will now miss about a week's worth of games going forward, to see if some anti-inflammatory drugs will help with the swelling and the pain. If so, he should be able to continue for the Canucks during the stretch drive and the playoffs. If not, he'll likely have to go under the knife for some arthroscopic surgery to clean out the knee and he would have to sit for the remainder of the regular season. Playoffs do seem likely, if they make it in, for Ohlund to re-join the team.

The diagnosis should come in one week's time.

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