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Canucks’ failure to salvage road trip runs deeper than Pettersson’s absence

Source: Iain MacIntyre, Sportsnet.ca, February 6, 2020 

ST. PAUL, Minn. – On a road trip that ended with a three-game losing streak, the Vancouver Canucks’ biggest loss was star centre Elias Pettersson.

The 21-year-old National Hockey League rookie-of-the-year was a game-time scratch Thursday for the Canucks, who immediately surrendered three early goals to the Minnesota Wild before losing 4-2.

The good news is Pettersson, who took the pre-game warmup after fully practising on Wednesday, should be able to play Saturday against the Calgary Flames when the Canucks will be relieved to open a six-game homestand after playing 10 of their last 14 games on the road.

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