Demko, who missed the final three games of the season with an undisclosed injury, confirmed that his ailment actually occurred over a month ago during a game. The 26-year-old tried to play through the discomfort given the team’s playoff push but, after speaking to the medical team, thought it would be best to shut it all down in the last week.
Demko did not confirm if he would require surgery in the offseason, but made sure to note that the injury did not occur from being overplayed.
Pearson, on the other hand, is still week-to-week with a broken thumb that he suffered during Vancouver’s 5-1 road win against Arizona on April 7th.
The 29-year-old winger was also asked about new teammate Vasily Podkolzin, and how the Russian rookie faired in his first NHL season.
Simply put, he’s going to be an “unbelievable player” according to Pearson.
One of the last questions went to Myers, who touched on his newfound chemistry with Ekman-Larsson. The big-bodied blueliner also touched on the young leaders on the roster, such as Hughes and Pettersson, and how they should continue to speak up both on the ice and in the locker room if the team wants to continue their fight towards the playoffs in the future.
Head coach Bruce Boudreau is next up on the docket, and is expected to speak to the media on Monday, May 2nd at 11:00am.
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