Allvin announces roster movement regarding Thatcher Demko

Cooper Godin
March 27, 2024  (11:30)

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko wearing the team's third jersey.
Photo credit: NHL.com

The Vancouver Canucks and general manager Patrik Allvin have decided to make a roster decision regarding injured goaltender Thatcher Demko.

On Wednesday, the Vancouver Canucks announced on their social media accounts that the team has retroactively placed goaltender Thatcher Demko on long-term injured reserve. This move is likely made retroactively to March 10th, the day after Demko got injured, which means from that date, he would miss ten games and 24 days, as per LTIR rules.
In addition to placing Thatcher Demko on long-term injured reserve, Patrik Allvin has announced that Arshdeep Bains has been called up from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Abbotsford Canucks.
"General Manager Patrik Allvin announced a roster management move today as G Thatcher Demko has been placed on LTIR retroactively and F Arshdeep Bains has been recalled from Abbotsford (AHL)." The Canucks said in a post on X.

Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK TV added that this means Demko can't play until April 6th at the earliest, when the Canucks take on the Los Angeles Kings during a three-game road trip.
Demko, 28, sustained the injury on March 9th against the Winnipeg Jets. He left the game just over six minutes into the second period and just days later it was revealed he would be out week-to-week with a lower-body injury, but would return before the start of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
In 49 games this season, Demko has a record of 34-13-2 with a 2.47 goals against average, a .917 save percentage and five shutouts.
An interesting tidbit to the news today is the call up of forward Arshdeep Bains from AHL Abbotsford. This move could mean that Elias Lindholm's injury will keep him out of the lineup for more games ahead after missing Monday's contest against the Los Angeles Kings. The Canucks have been pretty discreet on Lindholm's injury, other than that they aren't sure if they're going to shut him down and that he has an appointment upcoming with a specialist to discuss the issue.
The Canucks will return to action on Thursday night for a heavyweight tilt at Rogers Arena as they host the Central Division and Western Conference-leading Dallas Stars. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET on Sportsnet Pacific.
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