Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is flying back to Vancouver to get an MRI done so the team will get a better idea about the extent of his lower body injury.

Miller left during the second period of Sunday's 4-0 win against the New York Islanders with an apparent leg injury and did not return. Miller, who signed a three-year contract with the Canucks during the offseason, was injured after Vancouver forward Jannik Hansen slid into the net and collided with the veteran netminder.

The 2010 Vezina Trophy winner stayed down momentarily, but gingerly skated off the ice under his own power and was replaced by backup Eddie Lack.

Miller stopped all 10 shots he faced.

The Canucks will call up Jacob Markstrom from Utica of the American Hockey League to take Miller's spot.