Canucks' Elias Pettersson leaves game with leg injury

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Elias pettersson goal canucks

Vancouver Canucks rookie sensation Elias Pettersson says the awkward collision between him and Jesperi Kotkaniemi was an honest accident and that there was no malicious intent behind the way the Montreal Canadiens forward hauled him down.

They separated briefly before Kotkaniemi moved to impede Pettersson, pulling him back with his stick and hand.

Canucks coach Travis Green said afterwards that Pettersson would travel with the team to Toronto and would be re-evaluated on Friday.

After a few minutes, the young Swedish star got to his feet and was able to skate off to the Canucks' dressing room under his own power. He added there now is no timeline for Pettersson's return, but that he will remain with the team on its current road trip, which finishes Saturday against the Maple Leafs. "And two young guys fall to the ice". I've watched it a lot of times.

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"It's not a dirty play by their player at all", said Green.

"He hooked my leg a little bit - I was going to reverse him or stop him - and it was an accident", Pettersson told Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos as part of a wider-ranging one-on-one interview. "It's not a penalty".

Named to the NHL All-Star Game on Wednesday, Pettersson leads rookies with 42 points (22 goals, 20 assists) in 38 games. He explained,"We both fell down".

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