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Vancouver Canucks forward Phil Kessel gassed during practice
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Phil Kessel's Ability To Play In The NHL In Doubt Following First Practice

Published February 16, 2024 at 12:44
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Phil Kessel's first practice with the Vancouver Canucks didn't quite go as expected, raising concerns about his current conditioning level and readiness for NHL action.

Phil Kessel's First Practice In Vancouver Raises Questions About His Ability To Play In The NHL



Observers noted Kessel appeared visibly fatigued during his initial skate with the Abbotsford Canucks, prompting discussions about whether he is still capable of competing in the NHL.

Phil Kessel looking absolutely gassed at times during his first skate with the Abbotsford #Canucks. A conditioning stint is clearly warranted for the 36-year-old if he's going to play in the #NHL this year. More tonight at 6 on
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The Canucks, who are enjoying a breakout season, now face the question of whether Kessel's addition would truly benefit their team. While his Stanley Cup experience could bring valuable leadership to the locker room, it remains to be seen if he offers what the Canucks need at this point in their season.


Despite the potential benefits, the Canucks must weigh the risks of adding Kessel to their roster, considering the need for roster adjustments and the team's current momentum. Their decision on Kessel's role will be closely watched in the coming days.


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