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Antoine Roussel suffers season-ending knee injury

Antoine Roussel suffers season-ending knee injury
Published On: Thu, Mar 14
Feb 18, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes center Antoine Vermette (50) carries the puck pack Dallas Stars center Cody Eakin (20), left wing Antoine Roussel (21) and defenseman Jason Demers (4) during the third period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The news out of Vancouver Wednesday night was not good following a rough game against the New York Rangers. Canucks head coach Travis Green confirmed that Antoine Roussel suffered a season-ending knee injury when he collided with Brendan Lemieux, while young prospect Quinn Hughes will spend a week in a walking boot after being diagnosed with a a€œpretty good bone bruisea€ from blocking a shot at the end of his college season.

Lemieux ended up with a match penalty for a hit to the head, but Roussela€™s injury occurred because his leg got trapped underneath him as he crumpled to the ice. Teammates needed to help the Canucks forward off the ice, and his season will come to an abrupt end. Roussel was actually having quite the year with a career-high of 31 points in 65 games, putting him fourth on Vancouver in scoring. He also easily leads the team in penalty minutes with 118, coming in only behind Evander Kane for the league lead.

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