Canucks forward Bo Horvat out up to six weeks with right foot fracture

Horvat was injured in the third period of Vancouver’s 3-0 win over Carolina this week

Vancouver forward Bo Horvat will miss up to six weeks with a right foot fracture, the Canucks announced Thursday.

The team said a more concrete timeline for Horvat’s recovery will be available after he sees a specialist.

Horvat was injured in the third period of Vancouver’s 3-0 win over Carolina on Tuesday when he appeared to jam his foot into the boards after being checked.

Coach Travis Green said during a conference with reporters Thursday that without Horvat, other players will have to fill the holes.

“We’re not talking about who is out, we’re talking about who is in and how we’re going to win,” Green said. “It’s unfortunate, but it gives guys an opportunity to step up.”

This includes players like winger Brock Boeser, who led all players across the league with 11 goals in 15 games in November, earning him the NHL’s rookie of the month.

“We’ll miss him, but that’s hockey,” Canucks winger Brock Boeser said. “Every time someone gets hurt we all have to come together and help. He’s done a lot in helping me produce.”

Horvat, 22, is in his fourth season with the Canucks.

He has 10 goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season and is coming off a 20-goal, 32-assist campaign in 2016-17.

Fans respond to Horvat’s injury

Bo Horvat has been admired both on and off the ice by fans of all ages.

In response to the news, fans took to social media with a mix of sadness and optimism.

With files from The Canadian Press


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

VIDEO: Ucluelet engages at open house

“It’s great to have such a terrific turnout.”

VIDEO: Tofino gets blunt about marijuana legalization

“It’s great to see people engaged.”

UPDATED: Six-hour power outage coming to Ucluelet today

Alcohol not ruled out as a factor in Thursday morning car crash.

Tofino receives $500,000 for housing project

District hopes to add 50 new housing units.

Profits rain over community forest partners Ucluelet and Toquaht First Nation

“We’re excited to think about, along with our community, the many ways we can invest it and spend it.”

VIDEO: Ucluelet engages at open house

“It’s great to have such a terrific turnout.”

How to keep local news visible in your Facebook feed

Facebook has changed the news feed to emphasize personal connections. You might see less news.

Canucks find scoring touch in 5-2 win over Blackhawks

Four Vancouver skaters have two points apiece in victory over Chicago

‘Not well thought out:’ Arizona family slams B.C. speculation tax

American family spends half the year in vacation home on Vancouver Island

Family of B.C. wildfire victim wants better emergency preparedness for vulnerable people

Williams Lake’s David Jeff “fell through the cracks”

Senate backs bill to legalize recreational marijuana

Justin Trudeau reminded senators that his government was elected on a promise to legalize pot

Where Canadians buy real estate abroad: report

Hot Spots: Top 30 home-buying destinations for Canadians in the Americas

Ban on grizzly bear hunt, new rules take effect April 1

Taxidermists, tanners will have to report on any grizzly bears or parts brought to them

BREAKING: Cassie Sharpe adds world championship to Olympic gold

Mount Washington skier defends her crown in France, wins overall halfpipe title

Most Read