Canucks' Hronek done for season due to shoulder injury
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Filip Hronek is done for the season due to a shoulder injury, head coach Rick Tocchet confirmed, according to The Athletic's Thomas Drance.
"There's really no reason for him to come back," Tocchet said, according to The Vancouver Sun's Patrick Johnston. The coach added, "He's going to have a long time to make his shoulder perfect."
Tocchet said there is no concern that he needs surgery and Hronek would be able to play if it were the playoffs, according to Johnston.
The Canucks acquired Hronek prior to the trade deadline along with a 2023 fourth-round pick in exchange for the Islanders' 2023 first-round pick and a 2023 second-round pick.
The 25-year-old made his Vancouver debut on March 23. He played four games with the Canucks prior to being shut down, tallying one assist and averaging 24:17.
Hronek was recovering from a shoulder injury when the Detroit Red Wings traded him. The ailment forced him to miss nearly one month and delayed his Canucks' debut after being acquired by the team on March 1.
Vancouver is sixth in the Pacific Division with a 34-34-6 record.