Nucks-4-Life Posted September 9, 2015 Share Posted September 9, 2015 As reported by the Score: http://www.thescore.com/nhl/news/826726 Vancouver Canucks head coach Willie Desjardins underwent hip surgery and will miss training camp, the team announced Wednesday. Desjardins had the surgery to address a pre-existing hip condition. The 58-year-old is expected to miss the Young Stars tournament and training camp, but should return in time for opening night. "Willie has been dealing with the chronic discomfort for a long time and our medical staff has been monitoring it since he joined us last year. Unfortunately his hip deteriorated rapidly in recent weeks and it required immediate attention," general manager Jim Benning said. "Willie's expected to recover quickly and will be connected every day until he's ready to be back in person." Canucks assistant coaches Doug Lidster, Glen Gulutzan, and Perry Pearn will share coaching duties in Desjardin's absence. Thoughts on how this will affect the season? (Get well soon Willie!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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