Canucks' Demko to miss about 6 weeks with lower-body injury

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko will miss approximately six weeks after leaving Thursday's game against the Florida Panthers due to a lower-body injury, Canucks general manager Patrik Allvin announced Saturday.

Demko appeared to favor his right leg and had to be helped off the ice.

It's been a season to forget for Demko, who's posted a 3-10-2 record with an .883 save percentage.

Demko was one of the top netminders in the league last season, finishing seventh in Vezina Trophy voting after registering a .915 save percentage in 65 appearances.

In the meantime, Spencer Martin will likely handle the bulk of the starts. The 27-year-old journeyman owns a .900 save percentage across 10 games in 2022-23.

Vancouver recalled Collin Delia, a veteran of 32 career NHL games, from the AHL in Demko's absence.

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Canucks' Demko to miss about 6 weeks with lower-body injury
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