Canucks’ Elias Pettersson to undergo MRI, no timetable for return

Elias Pettersson got held up by Jesperi Kotkaniemi, causing his right leg to get tangled up and needing assistance on the ice before skating off on his own power. No penalty was called on the play.

TORONTO — Vancouver Canucks rookie centre Elias Pettersson will undergo an MRI after suffering a right knee injury on Thursday night in Montreal.

The Canucks tweeted there is no timetable for their top scorer’s return.

Pettersson suffered the injury after getting tied up with Montreal rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi in the second period if the Canadiens’ 2-0 win on Thursday night.

The Swedish-born Pettersson easily leads all NHL rookies with 42 points, 17 ahead of Colin White of the Ottawa Senators.

The Canucks conclude a six-game road trip on Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.


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