Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk (27) tries to stop Vancouver Canucks centre Bo Horvat (53) from getting a shot on Hurricanes goalie Scott Darling (33) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canucks' Bo Horvat sidelined by broken foot

December 07, 2017 - 5:23 pm

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat is expected to be sidelined at least six weeks after fracturing a bone in his right foot.

The team said Thursday that a more concrete timeline will be determined after he sees a specialist.

Horvat was injured in the third period of Vancouver's 3-0 victory over Carolina on Tuesday night when he appeared to jam his foot into the boards after being checked. The 22-year-old Horvat has 10 goals and 10 assists in 28 games this season.

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