Canucks' Ferland ruled unfit to play for rest of series

Arun Srinivasan
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Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland will not return for the remainder of the series against the Minnesota Wild. (Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland will not return for the remainder of the series against the Minnesota Wild. (Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Vancouver Canucks forward Micheal Ferland has been ruled “unfit to play” for the remainder of his team’s playoff qualifier series against the Minnesota Wild due to an undisclosed injury.

Ferland left the Edmonton bubble to return home and will be re-evaluated after the series ends.

The 28-year-old played just under three minutes during Game 2 against the Wild over the course of four shifts.

Ferland was fined $5,000 for spearing Wild forward Ryan Hartman, the maximum amount allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. He also fought Wild forward Marcus Foligno during his first shift in Game 1.

Concussion issues have plagued Ferland during his career, and he was limited to only 14 regular-season contests in 2019-20 because of his latest head injury, before he returned to the lineup for the postseason.

During the regular campaign, Ferland registered a goal and five points in those 14 games — but was held scoreless in both playoff qualifying games.

He signed a four-year, $14-million contract with the Canucks last summer.

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