Monday, February 18, 2019

Virtanen Out With Broken Rib

The Vancouver Canucks announced another tough injury loss on Monday afternoon, saying that forward Jake Virtanen will be out for the next month with a broken rib, which he suffered against the Ducks last week.

Virtanen was already on the Injured Reserve, as the team needed to make room for some healthy bodies on their roster, but after some tests and scans on the weekend, the team announced the longer-term prognosis for the winger, which is a pretty tough hit to a possible run towards the playoffs.

The 22-year old has posted 12 goals and 22 points in 58 games this season, ranking 294th among all players in the hockey pool, to date.

Grant picked up the winger in the Week Nine Waiver Draft and has 10 points in 29 games since being activated in the hockey pool, not doing too bad since being added.  Virtanen was taken with the 22nd pick in that swap, but currently ranks tied for 30th among those players taken in that swap.  Grant started the day 8 points out of 2nd place, but loses a player for a significant amount of time.

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