Canucks: Carson Soucy harm opens door for Akito Hirose

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Blocking photographs is severe enterprise — particularly when you don’t see the shot coming.

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Vancouver Canucks defenceman Carson Soucy took a shot by Montreal’s Juraj Slafkovsky at the back of the leg early within the second interval of Sunday’s 5-2 win for the Canucks over the Habs.

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Soucy wasn’t dealing with Slafkovsky so was caught fully unexpectedly by the shot and was in rapid and apparent ache. He hobbled to the bench, rested there for a second, then went to the dressing room, by no means to return.

Vancouver Canucks' Carson Soucy in action during a pre-season practice at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Centre in Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 6, 2023.
Vancouver Canucks’ Carson Soucy in motion throughout a pre-season observe on the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Centre in Vancouver, B.C. on Sept. 6, 2023. Photograph by NICK PROCAYLO /PNG

No matter harm he sustained was sufficient to maintain him off the ice Tuesday for observe on the College of B.C. and worrying sufficient that the Canucks put Jack Studnicka on waivers on Monday so they may ship him to Abbotsford and use his roster spot to name up Akito Hirose as an alternative.

Studnicka cleared waivers on Tuesday.

Hirose was in attendance for observe on Thursday, skating in Soucy’s place. Soucy’s common parter Tyler Myers was additionally absent, after speaking a knock on the identical shift as Soucy.

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Vancouver Canucks defenseman Akito Hirose (36) handles the puck towards the Chicago Blackhawks within the third interval at Rogers Area on April 6, 2023. Photograph by Bob Frid /USA TODAY Sports activities by way of Reuters Con

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