Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev Being Shut Down For Season

General manager Patrik Allvin released a statement on Ilya Mikheyev, stating that the Vancouver Canucks are shutting him down for the season. He said the winger initially hurt his ALC back on September 25 and will be heading to surgery.

Allvin noted that credit should be given to the Canucks' medical staff for preparing Mikheyev for each game and credit to the player for playing on basically one knee. This is just another example of how poor the organization has handled injuries this season. They have already forced Tanner Pearson to be shut down for the season after multiple surgeries to repair his hand.

The Canucks GM said the surgery for Mikheyev will be next week and they will know more about a timetable once it has been completed, but also stated that he will be ready for training camp. Even though Mikheyev wanted to continue to play, the medical staff felt this would be the timeline to finally shut him down so he would be ready for the start of training camp in 2023-24.

Mikheyev signed a four-year, $4.75 million deal with the Canucks this past offseason and has 13 goals and 28 points in 46 games. He appears to be part of the Canucks' plans moving forward as they change around some of their personnel at the trade deadline and in the offseason.

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