To add injury to insult, it turns out that Mikael Samuelsson suffered a “mild” concussion in the Canucks’ 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues.
In typical Canucks fashion, this happened just as Samuelsson added some scoring punch to the bottom-six and the team started rolling out – and getting contributions – from all four lines.
Let’s cross our fingers and hope that this injury isn’t serious. (Or at least not Willie Mitchell-serious.)
Assuming Mason Raymond is over the flu, Jannik Hansen will more than likely return to the bottom-six and take Samuelsson’s place on the third line.
Or if I may stir things up a bit, what about returning Hansen to the fourth line and giving Cody Hodgson a look on the third line?