Canucks lose Raymond for four weeks Staff

3/18/2008 2:55:14 AM

The Vancouver Canucks big win over the Phoenix Coyotes Monday night was a costly one.
The Canucks lost winger Mason Raymond mid-way through the third, when he was hit knee-on-knee by Coyotes defenceman Keith Ballard. Early reports have Raymond out of action for four weeks with an MCL sprain.
There was no penalty called on the play, but Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault thinks the league should look into what he called 'a dirty play'.

"In my opinion that was a vicious hit on Mason," said Vigneault. "I didn't like that at all, knee on knee, and I'm really hoping the league is going to review that." 
In his first season with the Canucks, Raymond has appeared in 49 games and has recorded nine goals and 12 assists.