Canucks provide update on Jacob Markstrom's injury

Feb 26 2020, 5:51 pm

The Vancouver Canucks have released an update on Jacob Markstrom’s injury, although there’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding his status.

Markstrom had an MRI Monday in Montreal before flying back to Vancouver on Tuesday.

“He’s going to meet with our doctors Wednesday morning and we’ll have a better timeline after that,” GM Jim Benning said during a media conference on Monday.

Benning provided an update this afternoon, saying that Markstrom “underwent a minor lower-body procedure today,” and that “his return to play status will be re-evaluated in two weeks.”

Injuries at this time of year are closely kept secrets, so it should be no surprise that the Canucks didn’t release a clear timeline — nor did they reveal what Markstrom’s specific ailment was.

Initial reports on Monday indicated that Markstrom suffered a knee injury, with 3-4 weeks being a potential timeline.