MAJOR | Insider updates on a Canucks' defenseman status: Things aren't looking good for him

Published August 9, 2023 at 11:11

When the Vancouver Canucks signed Tucker Poolman to a four-year contract in the summer of 2021, they were hoping that he'd play a key defensive role for the team, but due to injuries, he's only played in 43 games over the last two seasons.

Last season, Poolman was limited to three games and in October, was placed on long-term injured reserve (LTIR) with an undisclosed injury. He would go on to miss the remainder of the 2022-23 campaign and many have been wonder what his status is going into next season.

CHEK TV's Rick Dhaliwal thinks Poolman will land on LTIR once again and added that the 30-year-old doesn't want to retire.

"I do think he'll be on LTIR. It's not looking good. He continues to fight, he doesn't want to retire."

Poolman, a native of Dubuque, Iowa, has two years remaining on his contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $2.5 million. If he's unable to continue his playing career, it'll be sad to see, but his health needs to come first and be the priority.


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