The Vancouver Canucks received some good news today, as the results of Kevin Beiksa’s MRI came back extremely positive. The results determined that he suffered a sprain and there is no structural damage. He will be able to begin skating in 3-4 days.
Bieksa is a huge part of the Canucks blueline, lending his physical presence and leadership to the young squad. The 27 year old defenceman was sidelined after sustaining a knee injury in the October 11th game, following a collision with Flames Wayne Primeau five minutes into the first period.
The Canucks are gearing up to face off against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Detroit Red Wings, tomorrow at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
Taylor Pyatt who had missed yesterday’s practice due to a sore foot after blocking a shot in Monday's game, joined the team for the morning skate. The Canucks are looking to bounce back from the 5-1 loss to Washington. However, rather than dwelling on the defeat, the players want to learn from their mistakes and prove themselves.
"We have to work hard for our wins, play within our systems and I have to come up with the big saves," said captain Roberto Luongo
. "That's the way it's been, and that's the way it's going to be."
The team is focusing on re-energizing and preparing mentally for the game on Thursday. The players recognize there are some adjustments to be made and are concentrating on getting back on their game for the upcoming battle in Detroit. OTHER NEWS: Daniel Sedin
was named the NHL's first star of the week Monday, after registering two goals and three assists in the Canucks first two games of the regular season against the Calgary Flames.