Good news for the Canucks

Good news for the Canucks

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After starting the 2022-23 season in disastrous fashion, losing each of their first seven games, the Vancouver Canucks finally got to savor victory, twice rather than once, and another good news awaited them on Sunday: their defender Quinn Hughes will be able to return to the training.  

Their star defenseman played the first five games of the campaign, but hasn't laced his skates since Oct. 20 due to a lower-body injury.

Before his absence, he blacked out the scoresheet five times and averaged 27:14 per game, the second-highest total among any National League skater, behind only Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. /p>

“I thought this problem was behind me, but after each game it got worse and worse, until the point where I understood that I had to stop for a moment, explained the back, whose remarks were picked up by the National League website. I'm feeling really good now, hopefully that's behind me forever.”

Hughes will find some familiar faces on his return to action, as he faces the New Jersey Devils, which includes his brother. Jack, Tuesday at Rogers Arena.

“It's not fun being injured, so I'm glad to be back and it should be fun, especially against the Devils, since my brother and my parents will be in town. We need the points, but it should be fun.”

The slow start to the season didn't seem to affect British Columbia too much in the standings, with six points in nine games, just four points shy of a top three finish in the Pacific Division.