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Markstrom inspires Canucks in return



Back from a personal five day leave of absence for family reasons, Markstrom is keeping private the grave circumstances that took him home to Sweden and whatever emotions they have caused.  After rejoining the Canucks on Friday  Markstrom was able to clear his mind and focus his emotions in a remarkable 38 save performance against the New York Rangers.

“Marky is one of the best guys I’ve ever played with,” Canuck winger Tim Schaller said. “We all have his back. I’ll go to battle for that guy any day. That says a lot about him as a person. It’s pretty inspiring to see what he’s doing.”

“Great, just great,” forward Tyler Motte said. “Coming off his absence and coming right back in and having a night like he had tonight, that provides a lot of energy for our group...

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