Casey DeSmith injury: Insider shares big blow regarding Canucks goaltender's availability for Game 4

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Vancouver Canucks at Nashville Predators
Casey DeSmith is hurt and he will be a game time decision

With starting netminder Thatcher Demko already sidelined, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves facing a potential goaltending dilemma ahead of Game 4 against the Nashville Predators.

According to NHL insider Frank Seravalli, Casey DeSmith is not going to start.

"Sources say Arturs Silovs starts Game 4 for #Canucks. Casey DeSmith is injured. Can’t make it up for Vancouver. Three different starting goalies in four games," he tweeted.

According to Rick Dhaliwal, an NHL insider, the injury is not related to the hit with McCarron in Game 3.

"Silovs is starting tonight. DeSmith is hurt and his injury is not related to McCarron hit in game 3." Dhaliwal tweeted.

The Vancouver Canucks lead the series 2-1.

Canucks' Casey DeSmith registered first win in the playoffs against Nashville Predators

Backup goalie Casey DeSmith secured his first postseason victory, aiding the Vancouver Canucks in reclaiming home-ice advantage with a 2-1 win against the Nashville Predators on Friday. DeSmith's 29 saves anchored the victory, marking a pivotal moment for him and the team.

Casey DeSmith expressed gratitude for the timely win, acknowledging the disappointment from previous games.

"Couldn't come at a better time," DeSmith said (via "I was really disappointed with the result the other night. I thought the team played great the other night and didn't get the result they deserved. Tonight, I thought we really brought it and we earned that one. So, it means a lot."

Key contributions came from J.T. Miller, who netted a power-play goal and assisted, alongside Brock Boeser's game-winning power-play goal. Quinn Hughes provided two crucial assists. Despite Luke Evangelista's late goal for Nashville, DeSmith stood firm, denying further scoring opportunities.

Vancouver's resilience was evident as it capitalized on limited shots, going two for three on the power play while nullifying Nashville's five advantages.

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