Vancouver Canucks forward Bo Horvat is week-to-week after suffering a fractured ankle during Tuesday's win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Canucks announced Horvat will miss up to six weeks, though a firmer timeline will be available after the centre is seen by a specialist.

The 22-year-old left Tuesday’s game against the Hurricanes after appearing to jam his right foot into the boards.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie notes the injury could have a silver lining for the Canucks since fractures can lead to a player missing less time than some sprains or soft tissue damage.

Horvat has 10 goals and 20 points in 28 games this season for the Canucks, sitting second on the team in scoring behind rookie Brock Boeser

Selected ninth overall in 2013, Horvat owns 59 goals and 137 points in 259 games with the Canucks.