2024 NHL Playoffs: Canucks’ Thatcher Demko to Miss Game 2 vs Predators

Thatcher Demko, the Vancouver Canucks’ starting goaltender, will miss Game 2 against the Nashville Predators due to injury, with his status for the rest of the series in question, as the team turns to Casey DeSmith as the likely starting goaltender in his absence.

Big news for the Canucks fans. Their starting goalie’s out for Game 2 against the Predators. Elliotte Friedman from Sportsnet dropped the update. Seems Thatcher Demko’s injured and might not hit the ice for the rest of the series. He did great in Game 1, stopping 20 out of 22 shots. But post-game? Silence. No practice on Monday either.

Demko’s been on a bit of a rollercoaster, coming back from a knee injury just before playoffs. Managed to play a couple of games, letting in four goals. Not bad, but now this.

The guy’s had a killer season, though. With a 35-14-2 record and some impressive stats, he was eyeing the Vezina Trophy. Big shoes to fill with him sidelined.

So, what’s next for the Canucks? Looks like Casey DeSmith and Arturs Silovs are stepping up. DeSmith’s probably taking the lead. He’s got experience, coming over from the Penguins where he spent five seasons. His first year with the Canucks? Mixed bag. A 12-9-6 record. Not stellar, but he’s got chops.

Let’s see how this plays out. Tough break for the Canucks, but hey, that’s hockey.

Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson
Alex Thompson is a Senior Writer for HockeyMonitor. With a background in Sports Media, Alex joined the team in 2022. He focuses on providing the latest hockey news, game scores, and fresh NHL trade rumors.

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