Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Canucks Lose Stecher to Knee Injury
On Tuesday night in Minnesota, it was the first game where the Canucks didn't have defenseman Troy Stecher, as he was hurt the game before in Detroit, suffering a significant knee injury in a on-ice collision with a Red Wings player in the 2nd period. He had left the game, not to return. The Canucks sent him back home to Vancouver after the game and just before the game against the Wild, they announced that he would be out of the lineup for 4-to-6 weeks.
The sophomore defenseman had been playing some steady minutes in his first eight games for the Canucks, but hadn't quite been finding the scoresheet, only registering a single assist in those games, keeping an even plus/minus and also picking up 7 PIM.
For Derek B., he was the lesser of his four defensemen, but as his 13th round pick in the draft, it was a worthy gamble to take, considering his rookie year was quite good. This is Derek's second significant injury in the early part of the season, but his team hasn't suffered too badly, as his team is 4th, only 6 points back of 1st.