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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Will be ready for 2022-23

Demko's lower-body injury is considered minor and won't impact his availability for Opening Night next year, Rick Dhaliwal of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Demko saw action in 64 games this year in which he posted a 33-22-7 record with one shutout and a career-best 2.72 GAA. Looking ahead to next year, the 26-year-old netminder should once again be expected to play the majority of the Canucks games, making him a top-end fantasy target.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Dealing with lower-body issue

Demko was sidelined with a lower-body injury, but he likely won't need surgery, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Fortunately, it doesn't sound like the injury is very serious and Demko is expected to be fully recovered before training camp. The 26-year-old missed the final three games of the regular season but he was considered day-to-day. He went 33-22-7 but ended the year on a three-game losing skid.
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8 reasons Thatcher Demko should receive a Vezina Trophy nomination

What do the 2022 Vezina Trophy and the cast list for any given Frankenstein movie have in common?. They’re both pretty much guaranteed to have an “Igor” on them. Yes, Igor Shesterkin of the New York Rangers has been the presumptive winner of the 2021/22 award for best goaltender for a few months now. And we’re not here to dispute that. Shesterkin’s season has certainly been worthy of the award, and he might even find his way into the Hart Trophy conversation as league MVP, too.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Will miss regular-season finale

Demko (undisclosed) won't be in the lineup for Friday's regular-season finale versus the Oilers, Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Vancouver reports. Demko will finish the season having gone 33-22-7 while posting a 2.72 GAA and a .915 save percentage through 64 appearances. The 26-year-old netminder is considered day-to-day with his undisclosed injury, so he should be back to 100 percent well ahead of next season's training camp. Demko will continue to serve as Vancouver's No. 1 netminder in 2022-23.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Not available Thursday

Demko (undisclosed) won't play Thursday versus the Kings, per the NHL media site. Unsurprisingly, the Canucks won't risk Demko suffering a more serious injury now that they've been eliminated from playoff contention. The 26-year-old should be considered doubtful for Friday's game versus the Oilers as well.
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Report: “Good chance” Thatcher Demko is done for the season

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Thatcher Demko is injured and could miss the rest of the 2021–22 regular season, according to Sportsnet hockey insider Elliotte Friedman. Demko, 26, has been the Canucks’ workhorse in goal all season long, posting a 33–22–7 record and a .915 save percentage in 64 games with the team.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Considered day-to-day

Demko (undisclosed) is still undergoing evaluation but for now he's considered day-to-day, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports. Depending on the severity of his injury, Demko could be done for the season. With Demko on the shelf, Spencer Martin will start between the pipes in Tuesday's game versus the Kraken.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Skid reaches three games

Demko allowed five goals on 30 shots in Saturday's 6-3 loss to the Flames. The sixth goal was an empty-netter. Demko and the Canucks had no answer for the Flames' ability to provide quick responses and bursts of offense throughout the last two periods. This was the 26-year-old's third straight loss, and it's all but a mathematical reality that the Canucks will miss the playoffs. With that in mind, it remains to be seen how the workload will be divided between Demko and Spencer Martin across the final three contests. Demko has a 33-22-7 record with a 2.72 GAA and a .915 save percentage through 64 appearances.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Starting in Calgary

Demko will guard the road goal Saturday versus the Flames, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. Demko has lost his last two appearances following a five-game winning streak. He'll face a tough matchup Saturday versus the Flames, though they've clinched the Pacific Division and may not have as much to play for as the Canucks, who remain on the fringe of the playoff race.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Between pipes against Wild

Demko will tend the twine on the road versus Minnesota on Thursday, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports. Demko is undefeated in regulation in his previous seven appearances, sporting a 5-0-2 record, 2.35 GAA and .926 save percentage over that stretch. As long as the Canucks have an outside chance of securing a playoff spot, Demko figures to see the majority of the starts, especially with Jaroslav Halak (hand) sidelined.
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Canucks' Thatcher Demko: Rough night in loss

Demko allowed five goals on 31 shots in Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Wild. Demko blanked the Wild in the first period but couldn't hang on in the final two, allowing five goals in the eventual loss. The defeat snapped a streak of seven-strait games for Demko without a regulation loss. The 26-year-old goaltender now has a 33-21-7 record for the season with a .916 save percentage.
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