Canucks’ Quinn Hughes day-to-day with a lower-body injury

Vancouver Canucks' Quinn Hughes (43) is checked by Seattle Kraken's Joonas Donskoi (72), of Finland, as he skates with the puck during the second period of a pre-season NHL hockey game in Vancouver, on Thursday, September 29, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Vancouver Canucks star defenceman Quinn Hughes is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, head coach Bruce Boudreau announced after the game on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old missed the home opener against the Buffalo Sabres after being listed as a game-time decision ahead of the tilt. The Canucks went on to lose the game 5-1 and remain the only team left in the NHL without a win.

When asked for a timeline on Hughes’ return, Boudreau said it was “not a long-term thing.”

Hughes is currently second in the NHL for time-on-ice per game at 27:13, second only to the Los Angeles Kings’ Drew Doughty.

The Canucks play again on Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes, who come to Vancouver with a 3-1-1 record following a loss against the Calgary Flames on Saturday.

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