The month of March has been a tough time for Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler.
The 29-year-old wasn’t moved by the March 5 trade deadline, his team is 3-6-1 in its last 10 games and he will now miss time with a knee injury suffered against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday.
Ryan Kesler has a sprained knee and is out "at least a couple of weeks" said Torts. #Canucks—
Vancouver Canucks (@VanCanucks) March 14, 2014
Kesler’s loss is a massive one for the Canucks offense.
He leads the team with 22 goals and plays more minutes per game (22:08) than any other Vancouver forward. His consistent scoring production has helped the Canucks get through top-line center Henrik Sedin’s goal droughts this season. Vancouver enter’s Thursday’s slate of games ranked 29th in scoring and 27th in power-play percentage.
The Canucks are four points behind the Dallas Stars for the final wild card playoff spot in the Western Conference.
Check out the play that Kesler suffered his injury on in the video below.