VANCOUVER – Expect an update on injured Canucks forward Mikael Samuelsson on Thursday.
According to a source, the 34-year-old Swede is expected to be out of action for a while. It has not been confirmed, but it's believed Samuelsson has undergone some type of surgery.
On Wednesday morning, Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault told the media that Samuelsson would not travel to San Jose for Games 3 and 4.
Samuelsson suffered a lower-body injury in mid-March during a loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. It's believed Samuelsson re-aggravated the injury during the Canucks' Game 5 loss to the Nashville Predators. He has not played since.
The former Detroit Red Wing also missed Game 1 of the Chicago series, but the team said it was a case of the flu at the time.
Samuelsson had 18 goals and 50 points during the regular season and added a goal and two assists during the playoffs.