Canucks’ Jacob Markstrom out with knee injury, Demko to start in place

Canucks GM Jim Benning updates the media on the status of Jacob Markstrom’s lower body injury.

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom will miss time with a knee injury, general manager Jim Benning announced Monday.

The Canucks goalie suffered the injury during Saturday’s win over the Boston Bruins and had an MRI in Montreal. He’ll return to Vancouver to meet with team doctors.

Thatcher Demko will take over as the team’s starter with Louis Domingue, acquired earlier Monday from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for Zane McIntyre, as the backup.

In 43 games this season, Markstrom has a 23-16-4 record with a 2.75 GAA and a .918 save percentage. Demko has a 10-6-2 record in 20 games this season with a 3.03 GAA and a .905 save percentage.

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