Former Capital Jay Beagle was injured while blocking a shot during a game on Saturday. Reporters after the game speculated that he had broken a bone in his hand or wrist.
The Canucks head coach confirmed Monday that the hard-working center did indeed break his forearm blocking a shot.
According to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, Beagle left the Canucks road trip on Sunday and has returned to Vancouver for treatment.
They estimate that it will be six weeks before he returns.
Updates from Coach Green:
Pettersson is in concussion protocol. Beagle is out six weeks with a broken forearm.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) October 15, 2018
Beagle blocked the shot late in the third period in a game against the Florida Panthers.
While he did finish his shift, he did not return to the game afterward.
With Beags out of the lineup, the Canucks have recalled center Adam Gaudette from the AHL Utica Comets.
The Canucks will also be without the services of rookie sensation Elias Pettersson, who is undergoing concussion protocol. Pettersson was bodyslammed to the ice by Panthers’ defenseman Michal Matheson. Matheson is awaiting a hearing with the Department of
One small silver lining is that Beagle will now be in Vancouver with his wife Ashley. The two are expecting their third child “any day now.”
Get better soon, Beags.
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