Canucks' Juolevi out for season after knee surgery
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Vancouver Canucks prospect Olli Juolevi underwent knee surgery on Tuesday and will miss the remainder of the 2018-19 season, the team announced.

The defenseman is expected to make a full recovery and be ready for training camp.

The Canucks medical staff determined that surgery was the best option for the 20-year-old's long-term health.

Juolevi was selected fifth overall in the 2016 NHL Draft. He has yet to make his NHL debut, but has 13 points in 18 games with the AHL's Utica Comets this season.

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Canucks' Juolevi out for season after knee surgery
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