Canucks shut down Sutter, Vrbata, Edler for season

Brian Elliot made 19 saves and the St. Louis Blues blanked the Vancouver Canucks.

The Vancouver Canucks shut down forwards Brandon Sutter and Radim Vrbata, along with defenceman Alexander Edler for the season on Monday.

Sutter has been dealing with a broken jaw, which he suffered on Feb. 9 against the Colorado Avalanche when he was hit by a deflected puck.

The 27-year-old centre struggled to stay healthy in his first season with the Canucks, only playing in 20 games — scoring five goals and four assists.

Edler also suffered his injury against the Avalanche when he fractured his leg blocking a shot. Edler’s injury recovery was originally scheduled to be six weeks.

Vancouver announced on Saturday that Vrbata was out with a lower-body injury.

Edler had six goals and 14 assists in 52 games while Vrbata scored 13 goals and 14 assists in 63 games.