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Canucks C Santorelli has shoulder surgery

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 30, 2014 at 6:47 pm •  Published: January 30, 2014
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Defenseman Kevin Bieksa will miss Vancouver's five-game road trip leading into the Olympic break, adding another name to a long list of injuries for the Canucks.

The team also announced Thursday that center Mike Santorelli is expected to miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery to repair a torn labrum.

Bieksa played 23 minutes in Vancouver's 5-2 loss to Chicago on Wednesday night, and then missed practice on Thursday. Assistant coach Mike Sullivan said it's more than just a maintenance day and he would provide an update on Bieksa when he had more information.

Fellow defenseman Christopher Tanev also is out with what's believed to be a broken hand. Captain Henrik Sedin has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury, but Sullivan thinks he will be back soon.