Canucks’ Demko Injured, Doubtful for Rest of Series Against Predators

Canucks' Demko injury

Vancouver Canucks’ star goaltender Thatcher Demko is facing an injury setback, raising questions about his availability for the ongoing series against the Nashville Predators. The news, first reported by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, leaves Canucks fans and the team concerned about their netminder’s status.

Coach Rick Tocchet confirmed Demko’s absence from Game 2 and stated that he is currently listed as day-to-day. This injury is distinct from a previous knee ailment Demko battled earlier in the season.

The Canucks’ locker room is rallying around Demko, acknowledging his significant contributions to the team. Forward J.T. Miller expressed empathy for Demko’s situation and stressed the need for collective resilience in his absence.

In Demko’s absence, the Canucks will turn to Casey DeSmith to guard the net. While DeSmith may lack extensive playoff experience, Tocchet expressed confidence in his abilities, citing his solid performances throughout the season, including a crucial win against Edmonton.

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Despite the change in goaltending, the Canucks remain steadfast in their approach. Tocchet emphasized the importance of maintaining consistency in their game plan, regardless of who is between the pipes.

As the series unfolds, Canucks fans will be eagerly watching to see how DeSmith performs in the spotlight. Game 2 of the Canucks-Predators series is scheduled for Tuesday at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m.

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