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Bieksa’s eye injury not ‘as serious as what people think it is’

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VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 2: Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks grabs his face after he was struck during their NHL game against the Nashville Predators at Rogers Arena November 2, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

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From the Vancouver Sun’s Elliott Pap, after Canucks defensemen Kevin Bieksa left last night’s game versus Nashville with an apparent eye injury:

You’ll forgive Canucks fans for fearing the worst. This is an organization, after all, that’s had to deal with two serious eye injuries, to Mattias Ohlund in 1999 and to Manny Malhotra in 2011.

Bieksa will apparently join the Canucks on their upcoming road trip, though he’s questionable for Tuesday’s game in Denver. If he can’t play, expect Ryan Stanton to take his spot.

Also expect rookie Bo Horvat to make his NHL debut versus the Avs, in place of injured forward Tom Sestito.