Monday, March 21, 2016
Canucks Also Shut Down Vrbata
The regular season is now complete for Canucks forward Radim Vrbata, as the team announced that he, along with non-surprises Brandon Sutter & Alexander Edler, will be done for the remainder of the year. Vrbata has been dealing with a lower-body injury for much of the second half of the season
The 34-year old forward was not able to replicate the great season he had in 2015 with the Canucks, ending his 2016 campaign with only 13 goals and 27 points in 63 games. In 2015, Vrbata finished 54th in pool scoring and on Monday afternoon, at the time of his injury announcement, he currently ranked 278th.
This injury is significant to the 3rd place race, as this now strikes all of Vrbata's remaining games from John P.'s roster, which now stands at about 129 games, compared to Brian, who sits in 3rd place, and has 137 games to be played from his players yet. The difference of 5 points is now much harder to make up, when you're down eight games on the schedule.
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