Vancouver Canucks forward Tanner Pearson (lower body) out four weeks

Feb 15, 2021; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Tanner Pearson (70) skates against the Calgary Flames in the third period period at Rogers Arena. Flames won 4-3 in Overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks forward Tanner Pearson will miss at least four weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday.

Pearson sustained the injury during the third period of Vancouver’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.

Pearson, 28, has recorded 11 points (six goals, five assists) in 33 games this season.

Pearson made an impact in his first full season with the Canucks after they acquired him from the Pittsburgh Penguins in February 2019. He had a career-high 45 points (21 goals, 24 assists) in 69 games in 2019-20.

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Pearson has 226 points (114 goals, 112 assists) in 490 career games with the Los Angeles Kings, Penguins and Canucks. He was selected by the Kings with the 30th overall pick of the 2012 NHL Draft and was part of Los Angeles’ Stanley Cup-winning team in 2013-14.

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–Field Level Media