Quinn Hughes is absent from Canucks practice again

Hughes also missed Monday’s practice and Tuesday’s game.

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Defense star Quinn Hughes is again absent from the Vancouver Canucks field.

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Hughes, who signed a six-year contract at the end of the preseason, was not seen at the NHL team’s practice in Chicago on Wednesday, the day before their game against the Blackhawks.

After logging in 27, 26 and 29 minutes In his first three games this season, he was absent from Monday’s practice at Buffalo. One day of maintenance, head coach Travis Green called him.

Hughes participated in an optional morning skating on Tuesday before his game that night against the Sabers, but did not participate in the game.

Green said after the game that Hughes was close to playing and the coach seemed to suggest he would play Thursday.

His absence Wednesday is surprising, given what Green said Tuesday.

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