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Canucks C Horvat fractures foot

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(TSX / STATS) -- Vancouver Canucks center Bo Horvat could be sidelined as many as six weeks with a fractured foot, the team announced Thursday.

The Canucks said a firmer timeline will be available after Horvat visits a specialist.

Horvat sustained the injury after jamming his right foot into the boards with 11:10 remaining in the third period of Tuesday's 3-0 win against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 22-year-old was off to a fast start with 10 goals and as many assists in 28 games this season. His 20 points rank second on the team behind only rookie Brock Boeser (25 points).

Horvat has recorded 59 goals and 78 assists in 259 career contests since being selected by Vancouver with the ninth overall pick of the 2013 NHL draft.

Updated December 7, 2017

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