Separated: Canucks lose Chouinard to shoulder injury
Head coach Alain Vigneault said Monday that Chouinard sustained a first-degree separation Saturday night during the preseason finale against Edmonton, and would be out for seven to 10 days.
Chouinard, a 6-foot-4 faceoff specialist, signed a two-year, $2.2 million contract with the Canucks this summer after spending the last two seasons in Minnesota, finishing with a career-high 14 goals and 30 points in 2005-06.
Tommi Santa la is expected to take his place Thursday night in the opener in Detroit.
Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press
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