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Game 3 Loss To Sharks Takes Physical Toll On Canucks

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Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after his first of two first period goals as Christian Ehrhoff #5 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 20, 2011 in San Jose. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Patrick Marleau #12 of the San Jose Sharks reacts after his first of two first period goals as Christian Ehrhoff #5 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs at HP Pavilion on May 20, 2011 in San Jose. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF/AP) — The Vancouver Canucks might have lost more than Game 3 of the Western Conference finals.

They might be without two key defensemen for Game 4 on Sunday after Christian Ehrhoff and Aaron Rome sat out practice Saturday because of injuries. The Canucks lead the series 2-1 over San Jose despite losing 4-3 in Game 3 on Friday night.

Ehrhoff and Rome both were hurt on hits by San Jose’s fourth-line winger Jamie McGinn. McGinn was given a major boarding penalty and game misconduct for his third-period hit on Rome but didn’t receive any additional discipline from the NHL on Saturday.

Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault wouldn’t say if either Ehrhoff and Rome would play Sunday but didn’t sound optimistic.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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