Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Thatcher Demko to miss Game 2 of playoffs

The Vancouver Canucks will play Game 2 of their first-round NHL playoff series against the Nashville Predators without All-Star netminder Thatcher Demko.

Coach Rick Tocchet confirmed Tuesday that Demko would miss Tuesday’s matchup.

“He’s not going to play tonight. We’re going to evaluate him today on something. It wasn’t the old injury and that’s all I really got for you guys,” Tocchet said.

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Demko will be treated as day-to-day going forward, Tocchet told media. Demko was absent from the Canucks morning skate on Tuesday. Backup goalie Casey DeSmith is expected to start and was on the ice with Arturs Silovs.

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Several insiders have reported that Demko could be questionable for the remainder of the series against the Predators.

The Canucks executed a thrilling comeback in Game 1 to down the Predators 4-2 at Rogers Arena on Sunday.

Tuesday’s game kicks off at 7 p.m.

More to come…