Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson is not in the club's lineup Thursday against the Minnesota Wild, the team announced.

Pettersson was bruised by a hit from Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk on Tuesday.

The hit irked Canucks head coach Travis Green.

"I’m so frustrated with it," Green told Sportsnet's Ian MacIntyre postgame. "This guy is one of the best young players in the league. And he gets hit (when) he's totally defenseless.

"Those are hits that the league is trying to get out of the game, especially against top young guys, top players in the league. I think Petey has shown he is one of those guys, and it is frustrating for me as a coach to see some of the abuse he takes where he doesn't get (calls). I know that he's not the biggest guy, but that doesn’t mean you can take advantage of a player that's not ready to be hit. That should be a penalty all day long."