Canucks Face More Accusations of Providing Shady Medical Care, Agent Speaks Out

Published October 10, 2023 at 11:26

When the Vancouver Canucks shut down Ilya Mikheyev in Jnauary of last year, General Manager Patrik Allvin said he would be ready to go when training camp opened for the 2023-24 season. Mikheyev left camp after a couple of days for 'personal reasons' and it's not official that he'll start the season on injured reserve. That left many fans asking questions, with so many coming that Mikheyev's agent has now issued a statement.

Fans started to express concern that the Canucks didn't stop Mikheyev from playing soon enough last season, and that is what had led to Mikheyev not being ready.

You may recall that just days before Mikheyev was shut down last season, the Canucks and the NHLPA announced an investigation had been launched into the handling of Tanner Pearson's injury. It seems that situation, combined with the new one prompted Dan Milstein, Mikheyev's agent, to release a statement.

"Re: Ilya Mikheyev #Canucks

Good evening, I wanted to clear up Ilya Mikheyev's injury situation in Vancouver. Every player heals differently. He's been working very hard to get ready, just needs a bit more time and then will be back in the lineup. The Canucks have been great in working with Ilya during his surgery and rehabilitation. I know he soon will be ready and hungry to play. #WeAreGoldStar!

It's hard not to wonder whether the Canucks organization asked for this statement to be released. Either way, should Mikheyev miss more than another week or two, the questions will likely start again.

October 10   |   19 answers
Canucks Face More Accusations of Providing Shady Medical Care, Agent Speaks Out

Do you think Mikheyev should have been shut down sooner last season?

Yes, absolutely1157.9 %
No, the team did what it could315.8 %
I'm not sure526.3 %
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