Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canucks Defenceman Dan Hamhuis to Undergo Surgery for Facial Fracture

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canucks Defenceman Dan Hamhuis to Undergo Surgery for Facial Fracture

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Canucks' Hamhuis to undergo surgery Friday

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VANCOUVER - Vancouver Canucks defenceman Dan Hamhuis will undergo surgery for a facial fracture after taking a slapshot to the face in Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers.

The 32-year-old was hit by a puck off the stick of New York's Dan Boyle from close range with under eight minutes remaining in the third period and Vancouver clinging to a one-goal lead.

Hamhuis laid on the ice for a few seconds before leaving a trail of blood as he was helped to the locker-room.

The Canucks announced the surgery set for Friday in a message posted to the team's official Twitter feed on Thursday afternoon, adding that there's no timetable for Hamhuis' return to the lineup. …

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