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Popular NHL insider reveals injury update on Thatcher Demko

Published May 11, 2024 at 9:48

Vancouver Canucks fans have been waiting patiently to hear the status on their starting goaltender Thatcher Demko who suffered a knee injury earlier on in the playoffs. Frank Seravalli of thedailyfaceoff.com broke the news today that Demko is preparing to take shots on the ice by the end of the weekend.

Demko has been sidelined with a knee injury during the first round against the Nashville Predators. Seravalli was quick to point out that even though he is preparing to take shots, there's no guarantee that he will return this series as the Canucks are taking this seriously and not jeopardizing their starting goaltender.

The 28-year-old netminder provided the Canucks with some fantastic hockey as he had 51 starts this year, and had a record of 35-14-2 with a 2.45 goals against with a .918 save percentage which helped propel the Canucks to first in the Pacific Division.

Canucks holding breath with Demko while watching Silovs

It's been a trying time for the Canucks coaching staff and management as the team's hopes for a Stanley Cup are currently riding on their third string goaltender Artus Silovs. The Canucks received worse news after their backup goaltender Casey DeSmith went down to injury which left head coach Rick Tocchet with little choice to suit up Silovs.

But Silovs has performed magnificently and with the team's attention to defence has given them a shot at continuing their dream to win the cup. He has played four playoff games and has put together a record of 3-1-0 with a goals against of 2.28 and a save percentage of .908.

Game 2 will begin tonight, may 10th and game time will be at 10:00 PM eastern
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Popular NHL insider reveals injury update on Thatcher Demko

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