Dan Hamhuis didn't make it to the Canucks' Dice & Ice Benefit fundraiser on Thursday night and you can bet the NHL club won't be gambling on his health, either.

Hamhuis was hit in what some Canucks players were calling a reckless hit by Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf during the third period of Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Ducks. Hamhuis had just passed the puck and was in a vulnerable position when Getzlaf hit him on the back of his left shoulder and spun him face-first into the end plexi-glass.

The Canucks defenceman, appearing dazed, lay on the ice for about two minutes before skating slowly to the bench with the team's training staff. He went straight to the dressing room and didn't return.

Canucks assistant GM Laurence Gilman said there won't be a medical update on Hamhuis until he's examined by the team's medical staff on this morning. He'll go through baseline concussion testing.

"He'll come in tomorrow with the rest of the guys and be re-evaluated," said Gilman. "Dan's obviously a very important part of our team and we're going to take whatever steps necessary to ensure that's he's as healthy as possible."