VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks could be without forward Pavol Demitra for a month with a rib injury.
Demitra has a fractured cartilage in his eighth rib and will be gone for three to four weeks, Alain Vigneault, coach of the NHL team, said Thursday.
Demitra, signed as a free agent over the summer, had an MRI done Wednesday and will see a specialist Friday.
Centre Rick Rypien is still sidelined with a virus infection while defenceman Sami Salo is listed day-to-day with a pulled groin.