Vancouver Canucks’ Elias Pettersson misses practice ahead of Game 1 due to illness

Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson was feeling under the weather and missed the team’s practice Tuesday, as they prepare to host the Edmonton Oilers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Game 1 of the series is set for Wednesday night.

Pettersson played in all 82 games during the regular season and finished third on the team in scoring with 89 points (34 goals and 55 assists).

He also had just 12 penalty minutes and was named a finalist for the Lady Byng Trophy, awarded to “the player adjudged to have exhibited the best type of sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with a high standard of playing ability.”

The 25-year-old Pettersson had zero goals and three assists in six games during the first round against the Nashville Predators.

Watch the Canucks host the Oilers in Game 1 Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. PT on Sportsnet and Sportsnet+. You can also hear the call on Sportsnet 650.