Canucks' Elias Pettersson leaves game with lower-body injury

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Breakout Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson said Friday on Sportsnet that he's awaiting an MRI and there's no timetable for his return after suffering a right knee injury during Thursday's 2-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Babcock was evasive at training camp whether he would pull back on Andersen's usage from 66 games in his first two seasons with the Leafs, and his failure to do so has come back to bite Toronto.

"Dominant, dominant, dominant player", said the coach. The Under is 9-2 in Nashville's last 11 when their opponent scores five goals or more in their previous game and 4-0 in Toronto's last five vs. a team with a winning record.

"It looked like it was going in right away", Benn said.

After the game, head coach Travis Green said it wasn't a dirty play and confirmed Pettersson would be staying with the team as they travel to Toronto. "As I said this morning, he's a good player and people want to see him".

Joel Armia also returned to the Canadiens lineup after missing the last 25 games due to a knee injury.

He tried to stand up Trevor Moore near the Vancouver blueline and was left completely flat-footed as the Toronto forward flew by him before scoring his first career National Hockey League goal.

What happened to him the very next night against the Montreal Canadiens will definitely go in the "down" column of his first season.

Pettersson won it by burying a 2-on-1 feed from Boeser.

Markstrom, who was 8-1-0 in December to get Vancouver back into the playoff hunt, kept his team within two when he stopped Kasperi Kapanen and Ozhiganov off the rush before Patrick Marleau's third attempt was deflected out of play.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Trevor Moore (42) celebrates his first NHL goal with teammate center Par Lindholm (26) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Toronto.

Kasimir Kaskisuo has been recalled on an emergency basis to backup Hutchinson against Vancouver, after being sent down and making 19 saves in a 5-1 Toronto Marlies win in Binghamton on Friday.

"The more you play, the easier the game comes to you and the more comfortable you feel". The Canucks, who wrapped up a six-game road trip, have been shut out in three of their last four outings. Marner played his 200th game.

The Canucks (20-21-4) should have an update on Pettersson's availability by the time they host the Coyotes (17-21-3) at 10 p.m. ET Thursday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been hit with injuries at the goalie spot, so they brought in Michael Hutchinson from Florida and the Leafs have been relying on him of late.

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