Canucks Announce Ilya Mikheyev Out For Season With ACL Injury


Ilya Mikheyev

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have announced that right-winger Ilya Mikheyev is set to undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin says the 28-year-old forward suffered a tear in the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the team’s first pre-season game back on Sept. 25.

Mikheyev will undergo the surgery next week and is expected to be ready for training camp in the fall.

He was originally listed as week-to-week with the injury and played 45 regular-season games, amassing 13 goals and 15 assists.

Mikheyev scored in his final appearance of the campaign Friday, a 5-2 Canucks victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The native of Omsk, Russia, signed a four-year, US$19-million contract with Vancouver as a free agent last summer.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 27, 2023.

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