Vancouver Canucks forward Markus Granlund's ankle injury is severe enough to warrant surgery to repair it, head coach Travis Green said Tuesday.

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Granlund was injured last week during Vancouver's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning when he landed awkwardly on his ankle after getting hit along the boards by Ryan Callahan.

The Finnish centerman hasn't played since last Thursday against Tampa, and despite the severity of the injury and pending surgery, Green isn't ready to rule out Granlund for the remainder of the season.

Granlund has registered eight goals and four assists in 53 games played.

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