Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen will miss about a month with a fractured rib, head coach Travis Green announced Monday.
In 58 games so far this season, he has 12 goals and 10 assists but is pointless in his last three games.
The 22-year-old was placed on the injured reserve list Sunday after being hurt earlier in the week in a matchup with the Anaheim Ducks. It happened on a first period collision with Ryan Getzlaf, who received a minor penalty for interference. Virtanen missed Thursday's game against the Los Angeles Kings and had an MRI over the weekend.
Green also provided updates on a few other injured Canucks Monday while speaking to reporters. Green revealed that both Alex Edler (concussion) and Thatcher Demko (knee) are skating on their own, while Chris Tanev (ankle) will see a doctor Monday.
Vancouver will be back in action Thursday night when they take on the Arizona Coyotes. Ryan Spooner, who was acquired over the weekend in exchange for Sam Gagner, is expected to see time with the Canucks while they deal with their recent onslaught of injuries.