Canucks’ Troy Stecher leaves game vs. Red Wings with lower-body injury

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Troy Stecher heads to the dressing room and appears to be in some discomfort after a hard working shift against the Detroit Red Wings.

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher exited Sunday’s game against with a lower-body injury.

Stecher was tangled up in a knee-on-knee collision with Detroit’s Tomas Tatar in the final minutes of the second period, after which he limped down the tunnel favouring his left leg.

Stecher wasn’t on the bench to start the third period and the Canucks announced that he won’t be returning for the rest of the game.

Vancouver is already without veteran defender Alexander Edler on the blue line, as he’s sidelined with a knee injury suffered earlier this month.

Stecher has one point through seven appearances this season after breaking out with a 24-point performance as a rookie last year.

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