Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom could miss three-to-four weeks with a lower-body injury he suffered in Saturday's clash with the Boston Bruins, general manager Jim Benning announced Monday, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Markstrom underwent an MRI on Monday and will meet with team doctors Wednesday, which will provide the Canucks with a clearer timeline of his return, Benning said.
Thatcher Demko will take over as the starter with Markstrom sidelined, and the club added some insurance in goal ahead of the trade deadline Monday by acquiring Louis Domingue from the New Jersey Devils.
Markstrom has arguably been Vancouver's most important player this season, posting a 23-16-4 record in 43 games along with a .918 save percentage. The 30-year-old is a pending unrestricted free agent this summer.