From The Ice

Baertschi suffers injury as Canucks end slide

(Michael Tureski/Icon Sportswire)

The Vancouver Canucks ended their nine-game winless streak on Thursday but lost Sven Baertschi to an upper-body injury in their 4-2 road triumph over the San Jose Sharks.

Baertschi took only five shifts before departing, recording one shot on goal in 4 minutes, 51 seconds of ice time. He ranks third on the Canucks with a career-high 15 goals and also has notched a personal-best 13 assists in 69 games this season.

Selected by Calgary with the 13th overall pick in the 2011 draft, Baertschi made his debut with the Flames in 2011-12, recording three tallies in five games. The 23-year-old left wing matched that goal total and added seven assists in 20 contests the following season before scoring only twice over 26 games in 2013-14.

Baertschi, who was acquired by the Canucks on March 2, 2015, has collected 25 goals and 33 assists in 137 regular-season games with Calgary and Vancouver while appearing in two contests with the Canucks last postseason. A native of Bern, Switzerland, the 5-foot-11, 190-pounder represented his country at two IIHF World Junior Championships as well as the World Championship in 2014.

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