Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks Centre Ryan Kesler out with a Broken Right Foot

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Vancouver Canucks Centre Ryan Kesler out with a Broken Right Foot

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Canucks centre Kesler out with broken foot

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VANCOUVER - Ryan Kesler's return to the Vancouver Canucks lineup lasted just seven games.

The Canucks announced Wednesday that their second-line centre has a broken right foot and could be sidelined for up to six weeks. Canucks coach Alain Vigneault told reporters the fracture showed up on a CT scan Wednesday morning.

"I assume Kesler will be out for a little while," Vigneault said.

Vigneault did not say exactly when the injury occurred, but indicated that Kesler may have played with it before the results of the CT scan revealed the fracture. The injury didn't seem to show in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Phoenix on Tuesday, when Kesler had an assist in just over 19 minutes of ice time.

"He's blocked a few shots since he's been back," Vigneault said. "That foot had taken two X-rays. He's been playing. Other than some discomfort he was handling it well.

"Yesterday he came in and told the doctor he still felt a little discomfort so just for peace of mind they decided to do a CT scan. …

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