Canucks' Carson Soucy To Miss Significant Time

The Vancouver Canucks have received some tough news, as they've announced that second-pairing defenseman Carson Soucy will be lost to the team for six-to-eight weeks due to a lower-body injury suffered on Sunday.

The injury occured in Sunday’s 5-2 win over the Montreal Canadiens after Soucy blocked a shot. He exited the game in the 2nd period and didn't return. 

The Canucks have been mentioned as suitors for two of the Calgary Flames' blueliners currently on the trade block, Chris Tanev and Nikita Zadorov. Their interest just might be spiked after the Soucy news. 

Soucy, 29, signed a 3-year, $9.75M contract with the Canucks this past summer ($3.25M AAV) after spending the past two seasons with the Seattle Kraken. He was a 5th-round pick of the Minnesota Wild in 2013 and spent the first three years of his career there. 

In 13 games thus far this season, he was on a career-high pace with five points, while registering a plus-6. He's averaged nearly 17 minutes of ice-time per game. 

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