Monday , August 2 2021

Elias Peterson has an MRI on his injured leg

It is no surprise that Elias Petterson will have an MR at the injured right knee.

The Swedish super-rookie appeared to hurt his right leg on Thursday night in Montreal, after being entangled by Canadiens ahead of Jespers Kotkaniemi at the start of the second period.

Montreal Canadiens "Jesperi Kotkaniemi (15) talks with Vancouver Canucks" Elias Pettersson (40) after taking it down in the second period.

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After laying down the ice at the Bell Center for several minutes, Petterson managed to scan under his own power. He will not come back.

After the match, he was spotted walking normally.

He is expected to have an MRI for some time on Friday.

On Friday, Petterson visited the Hokey Night in Canada to record an interview with Nick Kypreos at Sportsnet.

He told Cyprus that he hurt his knee, but did not know how serious the problem was until he took his exam for MRI.

"I'm fine. Today I feel better than yesterday, so it's good," he said.

If, for example, he sustained his medial collateral ligament – and at least one sports medicine expert suggested for social media – he could stay for a few days, for several weeks.

More to come.

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