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Canucks goalie Ryan Miller has a sprained knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks after leaving Sunday's game following a collision with teammate Jannik Hansen.

By SI Wire
February 23, 2015

Canucks goalie Ryan Miller has a sprained knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks after leaving Sunday's game following a collision with teammate Jannik Hansen, reports Jeff Paterson of TSN 1040 Radio.

The Canucks called up goalie Jacob Markstrom from the AHL's Utica Comets on Monday to replace Miller.

Sportsnet's Dan Murphy initially reported that Miller could miss a minimum of four to six weeks due to the injury. Vancouver general manager Jim Benning told Murphy that the team is prepared to go with Eddie Lack and Markstrom in goal "for weeks."

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The collision occurred early in the second period of Sunday's game. 

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Miller, 34, is 28-15-1 this season with a 2.47 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. He signed a three-year, $18 million deal with the Canucks last July.

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