Canucks forward Markus Granlund to have wrist surgery

Markus Granlund's breakout season will be shut down so the forward can undergo wrist surgery, the Vancouver Canucks announced on Monday.

The 23-year-old has a career high 19 goals and 13 assists in 69 games. He had 22 goals total in parts of three seasons before this.

All-Star Bo Horvat will lose one of his linemates.

"Losing a guy like him is going to be tough for us," Horvat said, according to The Province. "He was a huge part of our team and had a pretty impressive year. It just shows his character. It [the wrist] has been pretty much been bugging him all year -- and even for the last couple of years -- and for him to play through that is impressive."

Granlund had 10 shot attempts on Saturday.

"I talked to him after the [Edmonton] game and said: 'At least you went down swinging.' He had all those shot attempts trying to get his 20th goal and you can't ask for anything more than that," Horvat said.

"He's a professional. His play speaks for itself and his improvement this year has been second to none, and it's been awesome to see."