Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat 'day-to-day' with lower-body injury: coach

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Vancouver Canucks coach Travis Green is hopeful some of his ailing centres could soon be back in the lineup.

The Canucks (16-17-3) have been hit hard by injuries in recent weeks, and on Monday, captain Bo Horvat hobbled off the ice after taking a slap shot to the foot or ankle early in the third period of the Canucks 4-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Horvat did not return to the game, but Green says imaging has been done on the injury and he is considered "day-to-day."

Fellow centre Brandon Sutter missed Monday's matchup with an undisclosed injury and the coach says he, too, could be back when Vancouver hosts the Jets (19-11-2) again on Wednesday.

Green ruled out the possibility of fourth-line centre Jay Beagle playing against Winnipeg. The veteran forward has missed six games but took part in morning skate Monday wearing a non-contract jersey.

Vancouver is also without top-line centre Elias Pettersson, who has been placed on the long-term injured reserve list with an undisclosed upper-body injury. He has not played since March 2.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 23, 2021.

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