The Canucks released the following statement on Rodin this afternoon: “On January 6th vs. Calgary, [Rodin] fell on and re-aggravated the same knee he rehabilitated from surgery (skate cut) in January 2016. After a period of observation, his knee hasn’t returned to the same level of fitness as before the fall. Our [medical team] and [Rodin] have determined it is in his best interest to undergo a period of rest, followed by rehab, until his knee strength and function return. [Rodin] will undergo an MRI and orthopaedic consult this week.”
Rodin (knee) will be shutdown and placed on long-term injured reserve.
Rodin is dealing with swelling and strength issues in his knee that required surgery back in January. Rodin had a strong preseason, scoring two goals with three assists (five points) but the Canucks feel he would benefit from being placed on LTIR and getting to 100 percent.
"With his shoulders, he gets a little bit sore and it affects his shot and passing and things like that," Gagner said. "We just have to see how this summer progresses for him. The plan is for him to be over here and play in our American League team this year."