Kesler, who currently leads the Canucks with 20 goals, is dealing with a hand injury suffered while blocking a shot for Team USA on Feb. 15.
Vancouver hasn’t had it easy. Head coach John Tortorella recently came off a 15-day suspension. Captain Henrik Sedin, formerly working on an ironman streak, had to miss out on an Olympic medal due to injury. And the offence has dried up to the point that GM Mike Gillis hopped on local radio and admitted he’s trying to get Kesler some help on the wing.
NHL exec told me if Kesler becomes available, it could change the entire dynamic of the trade deadline. #Canucks