Thatcher Demko before a game starts.
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Tocchet confirms Thatcher Demko's status ahead of game 1 vs Oilers

Published May 7, 2024 at 10:40

Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet confirmed the status of the teams' starting goaltender Thatcher Demko ahead of their Stanley Cup Playoffs game one battle against the Edmonton Oilers.

Tocchet officially ruled out Demko for game one on Sunday, May 5th as the initial thoughts on Demko's injury are clearly worse.

Arturs Silovs and Casey DeSmith have anchored the net against the Nashville Predators, but they face an incredibly tall task against the firepower the Edmonton Oilers possess.

Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Zach Hyman, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are just a few names on the Oilers roster that the Canucks will have to face.

Without Demko in the second round, the Canucks will rely on the stability Silovs and DeSmith have presented so far. If the Canucks want to win this Canadian playoff battle, stability between Silovs and DeSmith before Demko's triumphant return is necessary.

While the Canucks goalie has been expected to miss more time with injury, some fans have hoped he's return to action sooner as he was seen skating before game six against the Predators.

Without a set date on when game two between the Oilers and Canucks will be played, the hope is Thatcher Demko can return sometime in the series. For now, Canucks fans will have to make do with Arturs Silovs and Casey DeSmith.

As read on: CanucksDaily
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Tocchet confirms Thatcher Demko's status ahead of game 1 vs Oilers

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