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LATEST | The verdict is in regarding Thatcher Demko's injury


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Luc Leblanc
March 11, 2024  (12:26)
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Thatcher Demko, Vancouver Canucks
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Much to the dismay of Canucks fans, goaltender Thatcher Demko left Saturday's win over the Winnipeg Jets due to an undisclosed injury. Casey DeSmith played in relief, and the two combined for a shutout in the 5-0 victory — just the third occasion of a combined shutout in franchise history.

Following Demko's departure, the timeline of his injury was relatively unknown. Reports suggested he would miss a few games, and Rick Dhaliwal has now revealed just how long the team expected Demko to be sidelined on the Donnie & Dhali Podcast.
Dhaliwal added that it wasn't an old injury resurfacing, he added that it was a knee injury that would keep out of to the line-up for the next little bit:
"I'm also hearing so far it's a best-case scenario for the #Canucks. He will likely miss less than a month.."

@DhaliwalSports shares what he is hearing about Thatcher Demko's health and a possible timeline for return.

DeSmith will likely see increased playing time as the team recalls another goaltender from AHL Abbotsford. As Dhaliwhal mentions, Demko has already started 49 games this season (3rd in the NHL), and was on pace to nearly match his career-high of 64 starts. Luckily, he does not believe Demko's most recent injury stems from or is related to any previous injury.
Demko leads the NHL in wins (34), is tied for 9th in GAA (2.47), is seventh in save percentage (.917), and is third in shutouts (5).
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LATEST | The verdict is in regarding Thatcher Demko's injury

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