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Canucks' Morrison could miss up to 12 weeks after wrist surgery


VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Vancouver Canucks center
Brendan Morrison could be out up to 12 weeks after surgery on his
right wrist Monday.

He showed up at G.M. Place on Monday in a cast that ran from his
right finger, past his elbow to his upper arm. He's expected to
remain in a cast at least six weeks.

Morrison, who jammed his wrist into the boards during an
exhibition game on Sept. 26, learned he needed surgery Thursday.
Morrison's 542-game playing streak, the longest current run in the
NHL, ended Wednesday night when he was forced out of the lineup
because of the injury.

Morrison missed his third game Sunday, a 2-1 shootout loss to
Edmonton Oilers.

Morrison, who has eight goals and 12 assists, is hopeful he will
be back with the Canucks for the playoffs.