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Ryan Kesler isn't looking for a trade | 04/16/2014 11:06 AM
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Ryan Kesler doesn't want to be traded over the summer.
Vancouver Sun

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"This has been my home since my adulthood," Kesler said. "This is really the only city I know besides Michigan. I love it here and hopefully I can stay." The Canucks shopped Kesler before the trade deadline, but ultimately weren't satisfied with the offers they got. Despite Kesler's wishes to the contrary, the team might end up moving him as they shift their gaze more towards the future.
Daniel Sedin was 'scared' but he's OK now | 04/14/2014 6:07 PM
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Daniel Sedin spoke to the media on Monday and said he was fine after he was stretchered off the ice Sunday night.
Vancouver Sun

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He was checked out at the hospital and released late Sunday night after he was hit into the end boards by Calgary's Paul Byron. "I was scared because I felt something wasn't right," he said. "I hit my head into the glass and fell down and when I tried to lift my head I couldn't get it off the ice. It was scary, but I went to the hospital and everything looked good. So it feels okay today." He isn't expecting any lingering issues.
Alex Burrows ends the season with 15 points | 04/14/2014 10:19 AM
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Alex Burrows finished the 2013-14 season with only 15 points.
Vancouver Sun

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It was a poor season for Burrows as he had four seasons of over 25 goals before the shortened 2012-13 season. He found the back of the net only five times this season. Burrows turned 33 on Friday and his best seasons could be behind him.
Henrik Sedin ends season with 50 points | 04/14/2014 10:16 AM
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Henrik Sedin ended the season with 50 points while twin brother Daniel had 47.
Vancouver Sun

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The Sedins were thought to each have a shot at 100 points before the start of the season so needless to say, the combined total of 97 is very disappointing to fantasy owners and their lack of production was a big reason why the Canucks are on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Look for a comeback season from the twins in 2014-15.
Daniel Sedin released from hospital | 04/14/2014 6:48 AM
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Daniel Sedin was released from hospital after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher due to a hit into the boards on Sunday.
Calgary Herald

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Paul Byron hit Sedin from behind and there was some concern that he was injured severely as he was seen moving his fingers but nothing else at the time. The good news is that he was stable in hospital and then released. The Canucks season is over so Sedin will have all of the off-season to recover.
G Jacob Markstrom finishes season with win | 04/13/2014 11:42 PM
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Goalie Jacob Markstrom had a decent night Sunday to help the Vancouver Canucks trounce the visiting Calgary Flames 5-1 in the season finale for both teams.
Rotoworld.com

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Markstrom stopped 22 shots in the lopsided contest. This came after a forgettable night Saturday in which he could only make 17 saves in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton. Markstrom, obtained by the Canucks earlier in the season from the Florida Panthers, finishes the season with a record of 2-8-3.
Canucks' Daniel Sedin taken off on stretcher | 04/13/2014 11:35 PM
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Vancouver forward Daniel Sedin was taken off the ice on a stretcher after an awkward hit into the side boards late in the second period in the Canucks' 5-1 rout of the visiting Calgary Flames Sunday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Sedin's head hit the glass after he was hit from behind by Flames forward Paul Byron, and he never got up on the ice. Sedin was moving his fingers but nothing else as medical trainer Mike Burnstein came off the bench and quickly called for a stretcher to take Sedin off the ice. Byron was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding. Sedin scored twice in the first period, his 15th and 16th goals of the season. Frank Corrado (first), Ryan Kesler (25th) and Yannick Weber (sixth) also scored for the Canucks, who ended their regular season with a nice win after a poor season in which they did not qualify for the playoffs.
Kevin Bieksa a healthy scratch Saturday | 04/13/2014 9:52 AM
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Kevin Bieksa was a healthy scratch Saturday.
Vancouver Sun

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Bieksa was replaced on the blueline by Frank Corrado. Bieksa has four goals and 24 points with 107 penalty minutes in 75 games this season.
Alexander Edler a minus-two Saturday | 04/13/2014 9:50 AM
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Alexander Edler was a minus-two on Saturday and is now a minus-38 on the season.
Vancouver Sun

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Edler is tied for the worst mark in the league with Steve Ott of the Blues who spent most of the season with Buffalo. Edler has a chance to move either way as the Canucks take on Calgary on Sunday in the final game of the season.
Christopher Higgins sits out with flu Satur. | 04/13/2014 9:48 AM
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Christopher Higgins missed Saturday's game with the flu.
Vancouver Sun

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Higgins could miss the finale on Sunday as well. Higgins has 17 goals and 39 points this season, one of only a few Canucks who played up to his level.
| 04/13/2014 2:42 AM
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Mike Zalewski was called up from the minors on Saturday April 12.
Rotoworld.com

G Jacob Markstrom has rough night for Canucks | 04/13/2014 2:07 AM
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Goalie Jacob Markstrom, making his second start for the Vancouver Canucks, had a rough outing Saturday night in a 5-2 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton.
Rotoworld.com

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Markstrom could make only 17 saves. His season numbers don't look so hot, either. Markstrom, who was traded to the Oilers in March from the Florida Panthers, is 1-8-3, with a GAA of 3.58 and a save percentage of .867. He's likely done for the regular season now as Eddie Lack likely will draw the assignment of tending net for the Canucks in their regular-season finale against the Flames in Vancouver Sunday. This has, of course, been a terrible season for the Canucks in general. They were eliminated from playoff contention a while ago and there's strong speculation that John Tortorella will be fired as coach as early as Monday after only one year with the Canucks.
Zack Kassian picks up two points in defeat | 04/13/2014 1:29 AM
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Zack Kassian continued his hot pace for the Vancouver Canucks Saturday night, scoring a goal and adding an assist in his team's 5-2 loss in Edmonton.
Rotoworld.com

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With one game left in the Canucks' regular season, Sunday against Calgary in Vancouver, Kassian has 14 goals and 15 assists. He's been the Canucks' leading scorer in 16 games since the Olympic break with 12 points. The Canucks have not had a good season and won't be in the playoffs, but Kassian gives them some optimism for the future. The same is true for Shawn Matthias, who also had a goal (his 12th) and an assist (11th) for the Canucks in Edmonton.
Jacob Markstrom gets the nod against Edmonton | 04/12/2014 2:32 PM
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Jacob Markstrom will get his second start with Vancouver on Saturday.
Vancouver Canucks on Twitter

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He permitted three goals in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday in his last outing. The Canucks conclude a disappointing regular season with a game Sunday night against Calgary and Eddie Lack could be between the pipes for that contest.
David Booth scores ninth goal of 2013-14 | 04/11/2014 10:36 AM
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David Booth found the back of the net in Vancouver's 4-2 loss on Thursday.
Vancouver Province

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Booth has just nine goals and 18 points in 64 games this season. It wouldn't be shocking if Vancouver opted to buy out the final season of his contract.
Dan Hamhuis gets two assists in losing effort | 04/11/2014 10:34 AM
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Dan Hamhuis had two assists in a 4-2 loss to Colorado on Thursday.
Vancouver Province

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Hamhuis has five goals and 22 points in 78 games this season. He has recorded at least 20 points in all 10 of his NHL campaigns.
Markstrom and the Canucks lose | 04/11/2014 4:48 AM
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Jacob Markstrom allowed three goals on 27 shots in Vancouver's 4-2 loss to Colorado Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Markstrom's first NHL start since Dec. 20, but the promising 6-foot-6 Swedish goaltender is still looking for his first NHL win since Oct. 11. It was his first start for the Canucks also. The Canucks have two games left and it is probable that Markstrom will start one of those games at least.
H. Sedin scores in loss | 04/11/2014 4:44 AM
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Henrik Sedin scored a goal in Vancover's 4-2 loss to Colorado Thursday evening.
Rotoworld.com

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It has been a difficult season for the veteran center with his injuries and he now has 11 goals with 37 assists in 68 games. David Booth scored the other goal for the Canucks, while defenseman Dan Hamhuis assisted two goals in the loss.
Frank Corrado will play in last 3 games | 04/10/2014 5:06 PM
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Frank Corrado is projected to play in Vancouver's last three games of the season.
Vancouver Sun

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Coach John Tortorella intends to rest a veteran blueliner in each game to give Corrado an opportunity to play. Jason Garrison will be the first to sit on Thursday night against Colorado.
Canucks will scratch Jason Garrison Thursday | 04/10/2014 5:01 PM
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Jason Garrison will be scratched Thursday when the Canucks host Colorado.
Vancouver Sun

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Frank Corrado will take his place in the lineup, but he'll probably be back in the fold on Saturday. Garrison hasn't picked up a point in his last 11 games, so he's been stuck on a total of 32 since Mar. 12.
Trevor Linden joins Canucks as team president | 04/09/2014 12:12 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have named Trevor Linden as the team's president of hockey operations.
John Shannon on Twitter

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Details to come.
Jacob Markstrom likely to start on Thursday | 04/08/2014 11:21 AM
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Look for Jacob Markstrom to get the start in goal for Vancouver on Thursday.
Vancouver Sun

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It will be Markstrom's first start in goal for Vancouver since he was dealt at the trade deadline on March 4 as the Canucks have been using Eddie Lack. But the Canucks were eliminated from playoff contention Monday and there is no reason to keep Markstrom on the bench. Adjust your lineup accordingly.
Ryan Kesler without an assist in 18 games | 04/08/2014 11:18 AM
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Ryan Kesler has gone the last 18 games without picking up an assist.
Vancouver Sun

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That's a streak expected for a defensive defenseman and not a scorer like Kesler who has 24 goals and 42 points this season. He picked up his last assist on January 31.
Henrik Sedin named Canucks Masterton nominee | 04/08/2014 11:14 AM
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Henrik Sedin has been named the Vancouver Canucks nominee for the Bill Masterton Trophy.
Vancouver Sun

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The Masterton s awarded to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication. Sedin had his 679 games played consecutive streak end this season but also managed to play in his 1,000th game for the Canucks. He has only 10 goals and 47 points, his worst NHL season since 2003-04 when he managed only 42 points in 76 games.
Lack and Canucks lose | 04/08/2014 3:05 AM
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Eddie Lack allowed three goals on 23 shots in Vancouver's 3-0 loss to Anaheim Monday night.
Rotoworld.com

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It was Lack's 19th straight start and his fourth loss in his last five games. The loss ended Vancouver's playoff hopes and maybe the Canucks can now give a chance for Jacob Markstrom to start a game. Lack now has a 16-17-5 record with a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Kassian leads Canucks in points post-break | 04/07/2014 11:05 AM
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Zack Kassian has three goals and a team-leading 10 points in 15 games since the Olympic break.
Vancouver Sun

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Kassian isn't known for his offensive abilities, but he's giving the Canucks a glimmer of hope that he might develop into a more well-rounded forward. "His whole game, with and without the puck, has been more consistent," Tortorella said. "And I think he has the puck more because he's been more consistent away from the puck." He has 13 goals and 27 points in 69 games this season.
Eddie Lack to start in 19th consecutive game | 04/07/2014 11:00 AM
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Eddie Lack will get the nod on Monday.
Vancouver Province

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It will be Lack's 19th straight start. While Vancouver hasn't been mathematically eliminated yet, they have been essentially out of the playoff race for a while now. Even if that wasn't the case, it's telling that Jacob Markstrom hasn't started in a single game since the Canucks acquired him from Florida.
Gillis wants Canucks to revert to old style | 04/04/2014 11:19 AM
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Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis has decided that his team needs to return to the style of hockey they were playing before John Tortorella was hired.
Vancouver Sun

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"I want us to play an upbeat, puck-possession, move the puck quickly, force teams into mistakes, high-transition game," Gillis said. "And I think we have the personnel to do it and if we don't have the personnel to do it they will be changed." In other words, while Tortorella hasn't been fired - at least not yet - he will have to change the way he runs the team to accommodate Gillis' marching orders. That being said, Gillis might end up being the one that gets fired and he admitted as much when asked about the bench boss' future. This has been a disastrous season for Vancouver and it would not be surprising if one or both of Gillis and Tortorella lose their jobs over it.
Lack and Canucks lose | 04/02/2014 3:13 AM
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Eddie Lack blocked 28 of 31 shots in Vancouver's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Lack gave up one soft goal and he lost his third straight game for the Canucks. He now has a 15-16-5 record with a 2.43 goals-against average and .911 save percentage. He is still the number one goalie in Vancouver.
Kesler scores in loss | 04/02/2014 3:09 AM
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Ryan Kesler scored a lone goal in Vancouver's 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers Tuesday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Kesler now has 24 goals and 18 assists with an awful minus-15 rating in 72 games this season. Daniel Sedin assisted the lone goal.
Semyon Varlamov backstops Avs to OT win | 04/01/2014 10:09 PM
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Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves on 26 shots in guiding the Avalanche to a 3-2 overtime victory over Columbus.
Rotoworld.com

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Varlamov played a solid game, as the first Jackets' goal came from point-blank range after a giveaway, while the second was on an odd man rush for Columbus. Varlamov has been instrumental in the Avs' success this season, carrying a 38-14-5 record with a .925 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average.
Burrows mentions differences between coaches | 04/01/2014 10:37 AM
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Alex Burrows feels that former Canucks coach Alain Vigneault was more rationale while their current bench boss, John Tortorella, relies on gut feelings.
Vancouver Province

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"For the most part, Alain let us decide how we wanted to play as a team," Burrows said. "He manages his bench well and they (Rangers) seem to be rolling four lines, and they'll be a dangerous team in the playoffs." Burrows still thinks very highly of Vigneault. Burrows enjoyed four straight campaigns of at least 25 goals, but he has just 14 points in 43 contests in 2013-14.
Jannik Hansen slumping for the Canucks | 03/31/2014 10:43 AM
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Jannik Hansen has only one goal in his last 15 games.
Vancouver Sun

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Hansen, like most Canucks is having a poor season and has 11 goals and 20 points in 66 games with a minus-seven rating. His only goal in the streak was a shorthanded effort on the 17th of March in a win over Tampa Bay.
Zack Kassian on four game scoring streak | 03/31/2014 10:39 AM
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Zack Kassian had an assist on Saturday to boost his scoring streak to four games.
Vancouver Sun

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Kassian has two goals and seven points in the four game streak to give him 13 goals and 26 points this season with 124 penalty minutes which is ninth best in the NHL.
Alexander Edler heading in wrong direction | 03/30/2014 8:28 AM
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Alexander was minus-two on Saturday and is now at minus-32 for the season.
Vancouver Sun

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Edler is now tied for the second worst plus/minus in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin, just one ahead of Nail Yakupov of the Edmonton Oilers. Edler is having a dreadful fantasy season with his plus/minus but his lack of scoring as he has only six goals and 19 points in 57 games, gives him negative value in traditional pools.
Frank Corrado sent back to the minors | 03/30/2014 8:24 AM
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The Vancouver Canucks sent defenseman Frank Corrado back to the minors after Saturday's game.
Vancouver Sun

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The Canucks recalled Corrado on Friday when it was learned that Kevin Bieksa would be questionable for Saturday's contest against the Ducks. But Bieksa was able to play so Corrado, who has five goals and 14 points with Utica of the AHL, was sent back.
Shawn Matthias playing second line center | 03/30/2014 8:14 AM
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Shawn Matthias centered Daniel Sedin and Nicklas Jensen on the second line Saturday.
Vancouver Province

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What's amazing is that Matthias was the fourth line center on Florida, the second worst team in the NHL while on a playoff contender, he is now seeing second line minutes. Matthias has two goals and five points in 12 games since his trade from Florida. He has little fantasy value at this time.
Brad Richardson showing rare offensive side | 03/30/2014 12:59 AM
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Brad Richardson got the lone goal for the Canucks in their 5-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Richardson has four of his 21 points over his last five games. He's never eclipsed 11 goals and 27 points in his career, so he's not worth paying attention to in fantasy leagues. Ryan Stanton and Zack Kassian picked up the helpers.
Lack won't keep this one in highlight-reel | 03/30/2014 12:59 AM
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Eddie Lack would probably like to throw out the game tape from the Canucks' 5-1 loss to the Ducks on Saturday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Lack gave up five goals on 21 shots in a night he'd easily like to forget. Despite his worst performance of the season, Lack has put together a decent season with a 2.41 goals-against average and .912 save percentage.
Kevin Bieksa (leg) should play Saturday | 03/29/2014 4:48 PM
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Kevin Bieksa (leg) participated in Saturday's morning skate and it looks like he'll play against Anaheim.
Vancouver Sun

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He hurt his right leg Thursday in a collision with Colorado's Gabriel Landeskog, but he made it through that session. "We'll see how it feels later but obviously I got through the skate okay," Bieksa said. "At this time of year, there are a lot of guys playing injured. So if you can play, you play."
Writer rips coach for benching Nicklas Jensen | 03/29/2014 11:15 AM
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John Tortorella's decision to bench Canucks winger Nicklas Jensen has produced criticisms from Vancouver Province columnist Tony Gallagher.
Vancouver Province

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Gallagher asks, "What's the deal with benching Nicklas Jensen? A week ago he was the second coming of Rocket Richard, and we presume a mistake somewhere along the way got him bumped to the fourth line on Wednesday. Further, we presume something else he did Thursday got him put on the bench for the last 25 minutes of the game. For the past two games he hasn't played a moment with Alex Burrows, with whom he had developed considerable chemistry along with Henrik Sedin. With the captain injured, you would think Burrows and Jensen might still play together, but you'd be wrong with this staff. And here we thought Tortorella was good with young players. We were wrong. Putting a player like Jensen on the fourth line is just plain setting up the kid for failure. It's goofy stupid. Hate to break the news to these guys, but the season is over and you need to get some youth into this lineup if you want any fans coming to these games next season. . ."
Frank Corrado joins the Vancouver Canucks | 03/28/2014 4:25 PM
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Frank Corrado has been called up by the Vancouver Canucks.
Canucks.nhl.com

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Corrado has five goals and 14 points in 54 AHL games this season. The 21-year-old defenseman hasn't recorded a point in 14 career NHL contests.
Yannick Weber nets second goal in three games | 03/28/2014 10:56 AM
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Yannick Weber scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado.
Vancouver Province

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Weber isn't known for his offensive contributions and has just nine points in 43 games this season. That being said, he has now found the back of the net twice in his last three games.
Lack and Canucks lose | 03/28/2014 3:42 AM
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Eddie Lack allowed three goals on 28 shots in Vancouver's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Lack's three-game winning streak came to an end, but you can't blame Lack for that. He now has a 15-14-5 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. He is the probable starter for the Canucks on Saturday when they play against the Anaheim Ducks.
Kassian scores in OT loss | 03/28/2014 3:38 AM
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Zach Kassian scored a goal in Vancouver's 3-2 overtime loss to Colorado Thursday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Kassian is now in a three-game point streak with two goals and four assists in those games. He has 13 goals and 12 assists with 122 penalty minutes in 66 games this season. Defenseman Yannick Weber scored the other goal for the Canucks.
Daniel Sedin snaps goal scoring drought | 03/27/2014 11:10 AM
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Daniel Sedin scored for the Canucks in their 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild.
Vancouver Province

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Sedin hadn't found the back of the net in his previous 23 games. The 33-year-old has taken a significant step back this season with 14 goals and 41 points in 65 contests.
Ryan Kesler nets a goal Wednesday | 03/27/2014 11:08 AM
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Ryan Kesler scored a goal in the Canucks' 5-2 win on Wednesday.
Vancouver Province

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It was Kesler's second game back from a knee injury. He has 23 goals and 41 points in 69 games this season.
David Booth nets two to power Canucks' rout | 03/26/2014 10:07 PM
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David Booth sniped two goals to lead the Canucks' 5-2 rout over the Wild on Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

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Booth had been mired in a goal slump of epic proportions, not scoring since Dec. 17, 2013, but now he has three goals in his last two games. A threat earlier in his career for 20-plus goals, it's been another disappointing season for the 29-year-old who has eight markers and 16 points this season. Zack Kassian, Daniel Sedin and Ryan Kesler picked up the other goals in the win.
Eddie Lack makes 29 saves in 5-2 win | 03/26/2014 10:06 PM
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Eddie Lack sticked aside 29 shots in the Canucks' 5-2 win over the Wild on Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Vancouver's playoff chances are thin, as it is four points off the wild card with more games played than any other team fighting for a playoff berth. Lack and the Canucks have now won three in a row. He has a 2.33 goals-against average and .915 save percentage this season.
Canucks will start Eddie Lack on Wednesday | 03/26/2014 12:05 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks will continue to lean on Eddie Lack on Wednesday.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
Lack has become Vancouver's clear number one goaltender since the Canucks traded Roberto Luongo. Lack has a 2.33 GAA and .915 save percentage in 35 games this season.
Alex Burrows (hand) is back Wednesday | 03/26/2014 12:04 PM
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Alex Burrows (hand) will return to the Canucks' lineup on Wednesday.
Canucks.nhl.com on Twitter

Impact
It had previously sounded like Burrows wasn't even going to make the trip to Minnesota for this match. He ended up missing just one game due to the ailment.
Alex Burrows out another two games | 03/25/2014 4:02 PM
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Alex Burrows (hand) will not travel with the Vancouver Canucks.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter

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In other words, Burrows will miss Wednesday's game in Minnesota and Thursday's contest in Colorado. He has just five goals and 14 points in 40 games this season.
Henrik Sedin sidelined for at least 2 games | 03/25/2014 4:00 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks will be without the services of Henrik Sedin (leg) for at least two games.
Jim Jamieson on Twitter

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Daniel Sedin only returned on Sunday, making the reunion of the twins was very brief. Henrik has 10 goals and 46 points in 65 games this season.
Henrik Sedin suffers leg injury Sunday | 03/24/2014 9:15 AM
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Henrik Sedin suffered a leg injury during the second period on Sunday and did not return.
Vancouver Province

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Sedin had been honored before the game for playing his 1,000th NHL game on March 12 and just got back his brother Daniel in Sunday's game before leaving with the injury. Consider him day-to-day for now. He has only 10 goals and 46 points in 65 games this season, a far cry from what was predicted for him before the season began.
| 03/24/2014 1:30 AM
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Ryan Kesler returned to action on Sunday March 23.
Rotoworld.com

Eddie Lack cruises to easy win vs. Buffalo | 03/23/2014 11:01 PM
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Eddie Lack wasn't tested much in Sunday's 4-2 victory over the Sabres.
Rotoworld.com

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Lack faced just 18 shots in the contest, stopping 16 of them, and although he got off to a shaky start in the first period he eventually settled in to earn a win. His record is now 14-14-4 while his GAA is now 2.33 while his save percentage is .915.
Zack Kassian racks up 4 assists vs. Sabres | 03/23/2014 10:59 PM
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Zack Kassian enjoyed an exceptional night against his former team as he registered four assists in a 4-2 win over Buffalo.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
If you saw this outburst coming you might have a future as a psychic as Kassian entered the game with just eight helpers in 63 contests. Shawn Matthias also had a big night, recording a goal and two assists in the win while Brad Richardson, Yannick Weber and David Booth all tallied for the Canucks.
Kesler a game-time decision Sunday | 03/23/2014 1:46 PM
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Ryan Kesler will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's contest against Buffalo.
Vancouver Sun

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He had two successful practices on Friday and Saturday and seems to moving around without a limp or any visible signs of the knee injury that sidelined him for the Canucks' last four games. Check back with us just before game time for updates as to Kesler's status.
Burrows out for Sunday's game v Buffalo | 03/23/2014 1:38 PM
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Alex Burrows will not play in Sunday evening's game against Buffalo.
Vancouver Canucks.com

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He did not practice Saturday and will not suit up Sunday due to a left hand injury he sustained against the Predators Wednesday night. Is this guy snake bitten or what? He has missed 32 games this season with a laundry list of injuries including: a broken foot, a broken jaw, a sprained hand and now this hand injury. Maybe Burrows should just sit out the last 10 games as it is obviously not his year.
Daniel Sedin will play Sunday v Buffalo | 03/23/2014 1:33 PM
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Daniel Sedin got through Saturday's practice and Sunday's skate without any setbacks and he will play Sunday night against the Sabres.
Vancouver Canucks.com

Impact
No last minute problems so far. Activate Daniel immediately.
Lack to start against Sabres Sunday night | 03/23/2014 1:28 PM
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Eddie Lack will get the start against Buffalo Sunday night.
Vancouver Canucks.com

Impact
He is coming off a 30-save shutout win over Nashville on Wednesday and looks to be a good bet against the offensively-challenged Sabres. Make sure you have Lack in your lineup Sunday evening.
Daniel Sedin appears ready to return | 03/23/2014 1:25 PM
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Vancouver Canucks head coach John Tortorella indicated that Daniel Sedin will return from his lower-body injury on Sunday.
Vancouver Canucks

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The Canucks face the Buffalo Sabres in a game they need to win, so getting their key winger back for the first time since March 2 is a big boost, even if the 33-year-old hadn't scored a point since Jan. 23. He has 40 points in 63 games played so far this season.
Burrows (hand) stays out of Friday's practice | 03/21/2014 6:32 PM
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Alex Burrows didn't skate on Friday due to a hand injury.
NHL.com

Impact
Burrows was slashed by Shea Weber during Wednesday's game versus the Nashville Predators. Burrows stayed in the contest, but we'll err on the side of caution by listing him as day-to-day.
Canucks might get Daniel Sedin back Sunday | 03/21/2014 6:29 PM
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Daniel Sedin (hamstring) was on the ice with the Canucks for Friday's practice.
NHL.com

Impact
Sedin has missed nine straight games, but he might be back on Sunday. He'll wait to see how he does on Saturday before coming to a decision though. "If I didn't feel good enough to play I would never play, but I was excited about [Friday]," said Sedin. "I knew right away something happened, but it's been three weeks so hopefully [Saturday] is another good day." The Canucks still have an outside chance of making the playoffs with 10 games left on their schedule.
Ryan Kesler takes part in Friday's practice | 03/21/2014 6:19 PM
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Ryan Kesler (knee) participates in Friday's practice.
NHL.com

Impact
Kesler has missed four straight games due to the injury. The fact that he's already practicing is encouraging, but we wouldn't count on his return being imminent. "I'm not going to play until I am ready," Kesler said. "There's no sense in going out there and injuring myself again, but I felt good [Friday] and we'll see if I wake up sore [Saturday]."
Alexander Edler finds back of net Wednesday | 03/20/2014 10:54 AM
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Alexander Edler scored a power-play goal in Vancouver's 2-0 victory on Wednesday.
Vancouver Province

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Edler is now on a three-game point streak. He has six goals and 19 points in 53 games this season.
Lack leads Canucks past Predators | 03/20/2014 4:33 AM
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First-year goalie Eddie Lack made 30 saves for his rookie-leading fourth shutout of the season in Vancouver's 2-0 win over Nashville Wednesday night.
Rotoworld.com

Impact
Lack, who was making his 12th straight start, was forced to make his best three saves on Patric Hornqvist, including a couple of great point-blank chances late in the first period. It was a good bounce back performance for Lack, who gave up six third-period goals in a loss against the New York Islanders his last home game, and struggled at times during the recent road trip. He now has a 13-14-4 record with a 2.34 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Jensen scores a game-winning goal | 03/20/2014 4:29 AM
News
Recent call-up Nicklas Jensen snapped a scoreless tie 6:06 into the third period to lead the Canucks to a 2-0 win against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night at Rogers Arena.
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Impact
It was Jensen's third goal in four games, and his fifth point in seven games since being called up from the American Hockey League and put on the top line. Defenseman Alexander Edler scored the other goal for the Canucks, while Henrik Sedin registered two assists in the victory.
Lack will play between the pipes Wednesday | 03/19/2014 3:28 PM
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Eddie Lack will start for Vancouver on Wednesday.
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Impact
No real surprise there. The Canucks have been leaning heavily on Lack since they traded away Roberto Luongo. Lack has a 2.41 GAA and .912 save percentage in 33 games this season.
Chris Tanev probably out for the season | 03/19/2014 1:08 PM
News
Chris Tanev (hand) probably won't return before the end of the 2013-14 campaign.
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Impact
Tanev sustained the injury while blocking a Steve Stamkos shot. He has six goals and 11 assists in 63 games this season.
Chris Tanev injures his right hand | 03/18/2014 10:50 AM
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Chris Tanev hurt his right hand while blocking a shot from Steve Stamkos.
Vancouver Province

Impact
The extent of Tanev's injury isn't clear yet. He has six goals and 17 points in 63 games this season.
Jannik Hansen nets shorthanded goal Monday | 03/18/2014 10:49 AM
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Jannik Hansen scored a shorthanded goal in Vancouver's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.
Vancouver Province

Impact
Hansen has three career shorthanded markers compared to a single power-play goal. He has 11 goals and 19 points in 61 games this season.
Alex Burrows stays hot; scores twice | 03/17/2014 10:38 PM
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Vancouver forward Alex Burrows netted two goals and added an assist for the Canucks Monday night, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 4-3 defeat against the Lightning.
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Impact
We're not sure what has gotten into the gritty forward who went 35 games without a goal, as he has now recorded five goals and three assists in his last four contests. He has shown a propensity to contribute offensively in the past so he's worth a claim in fantasy leagues while he's hot. Jannik Hansen was the other goal scorer for Vancouver in the loss.
Eddie Lack loses to Tampa Bay | 03/17/2014 10:34 PM
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Eddie Lack and the Canucks dropped a 4-3 decision in Tampa Bay Monday night.
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Impact
The last man standing in the Vancouver crease has struggled of late, but his early-season success make his statistics decent. His record of 12-14-4 is nothing to get excited over, but a 2.41 GAA and a .912 GAA are perfectly reasonable.
Nicklas Jensen scores in win over Panthers | 03/17/2014 11:49 AM
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Nicklas Jensen produced a goal in Sunday's 4-3 shootout win over Florida.
Vancouver Sun

Impact
He has scored in consecutive games and has three points in five NHL outings this campaign. He is currently playing on a line with Henrik Sedin and Alex Burrows.
Henrik Sedin registers 2 helpers Sunday | 03/17/2014 11:46 AM
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Henrik Sedin earned two assists in Vancouver's shootout win over Florida on Sunday.
Vancouver Sun

Impact
He has a goal and two helpers in his last four games after going 12 contests without a point. Sedin is having a disappointing season with 10 goals and 43 points in 62 matches.
Eddie Lack will start again on Monday night | 03/17/2014 11:42 AM
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Eddie Lack will get the nod again for Vancouver on Monday night.
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Impact
He made 26 stops in a 4-3 shootout win over Florida on Sunday. Lack is still searching for some consistency, as the Canucks learn if he has what it takes to be a starting goaltender in the NHL.
Eddie Lack wins against Roberto Luongo | 03/16/2014 7:11 PM
News
It's probably a relief more than anything else that the Vancouver Canucks (and Eddie Lack) beat the Florida Panthers (and Roberto Luongo) on Sunday 4-3 via a shootout.
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Impact
He's now 12-13-4 with a .914 save percentage this season. While he's up-and-down, he should get plenty of starts, so he's a solid second and strong third goalie option.
Alex Burrows, Henrik Sedin show some life | 03/16/2014 7:06 PM
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Alexandre Burrows has been a huge disappointment this season, but he might be heating up when the Vancouver Canucks need him the most.
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Impact
Burrows scored a goal and collected two assists as he might be showing some rekindled chemistry with Henrik Sedin (two assists). Burrows now has six of his 11 points from this season in the last four games. He's only owned in nine percent of Yahoo leagues so at least add him to your watch list.
Tortorella: 'Too late for moral victories' | 03/15/2014 10:49 AM
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On the outside of a playoff position, Canucks coach John Tortorella said that it is "too late for moral victories."
Vancouver Sun

Impact
The 4-3 loss to the Capitals, after pulling even from a 3-1 deficit, is the latest example that the results have to be there. Vancouver is five points out of a playoff position with 13 games remaining. "Too late," Tortorella said. "We have put ourselves in this spot. It's way too late for moral victories. My biggest job right now is making sure we're ready to play the next one. That's a tough (loss) to eat for our guys - how hard they played, a lot of good things they did. (But) we don't even get it to an overtime to get any points. I know it's hard for them right now."
Shawn Matthias scores first with Canucks | 03/15/2014 10:47 AM
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Shawn Matthias scored his first goal since his trade to the Canucks.
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Impact
However, the Canucks' comeback effort against the Capitals fell short. Matthias had five shots on goal as well in 18:32 and continues to be an engaged Canuck, despite not getting the good fortune on the scoresheet.
Jordan Schroeder gets third goal in loss | 03/15/2014 10:46 AM
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Jordan Schroeder potted a goal for Vancouver on Friday night.
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Impact
It was his third goal of the season. The forward played 13:02 and had four shots on goal in the 4-3 loss to the Capitals.
Eddie Lack and Canucks beaten by Caps | 03/14/2014 10:06 PM
News
Eddie Lack allowed four goals on 21 shots, and the struggling Canucks goaltender took the loss as Washington dumped Vancouver 4-3 on Friday night.
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Impact
Lack has just three victories in his past 19 games, dropping his record to 11-13-4 this season with a .915 save percentage and 2.34 goals against average. Lack has lost four of his six starts since the Canucks dealt starting goalie Roberto Luongo to the Panthers right before the trade deadline.
Nicklas Jensen scores first career goal in L | 03/14/2014 9:59 PM
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Nicklas Jensen scored his first NHL goal in the Canucks' 4-3 loss to the Caps on Friday night.
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Impact
The 21 year old first round pick from 2011 has strong offensive ability (he scored 116 points in 122 OHL games). The Canucks hope this is the first of many to come for the young Dane.
Chris Higgins notches two assists in loss | 03/14/2014 9:58 PM
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Chris Higgins fed off the energy from scoring Wednesday night's shootout winner, notching two assists Vancouver's 4-3 loss to Washington on Friday evening.
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Impact
The 30 year old now has 38 points through 67 games this season. One of his assists helped set up new teammate Shawn Matthias for his first goal as a Canuck. His other assist allowed rookie teammate Nicklas Jensen to score his first NHL goal.
Shawn Matthias steps into top-six for Kesler | 03/14/2014 7:25 PM
News
Shawn Matthias will play an increased role in the Canucks' offense going forward now that Ryan Kesler has been ruled out for a couple weeks.
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Impact
Matthias, acquired earlier this month in the Roberto Luongo deal, started off playing more of a checking role on the third line. But due to Kesler's injury, the Canucks will count on Matthias to spur some offense playing a top-six role with Chris Higgins and Jannick Hansen. This is a good a chance as any for Matthias to emerge on the fantasy radar this season.
Mike Zalewski inks an entry-level contract | 03/14/2014 5:44 PM
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The Vancouver Canucks have inked Mike Zalewski to an entry-level contract.
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Impact
Zalewski had nine goals and 26 points in 35 NCAA games this season. The 21-year-old was never drafted by an NHL team and was in his second year with R.P.I.
Ryan Kesler will miss min. of a couple weeks | 03/14/2014 12:07 PM
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Ryan Kesler (sprained knee) will miss "at least a couple of weeks," according to coach John Tortorella.
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Impact
Vancouver's chances of making the playoffs just got significantly slimmer. The Canucks already had an uphill battle ahead of them given that they're four points shy of the Dallas Stars the second Wild Card spot despite the fact that they've played in three more games. With around a month left in the 2013-14 campaign, it wouldn't be shocking if Kesler didn't even return before the end of the season.
Zack Kassian ready to return from suspension | 03/13/2014 6:09 PM
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Zack Kassian has finished serving his three-game suspension.
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Impact
He was banned for a hit-from-behind last Thursday on Dallas' Brenden Dillon. Kassian will be ready to return to the lineup on Friday night against Washington, so get him back in the lineup if you normally would.
Henrik Sedin supports Canucks' coaches | 03/13/2014 6:06 PM
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Vancouver captain Henrik Sedin threw in his support for the Canucks' coaching staff after Wednesday's win over Winnipeg.
Vancouver Sun

Impact
"We love playing for these coaches, that's the bottom line," said Henrik. "I mean, they put in a system where we know we can win each and every game. What's been missing this year, so far, has been us making mistakes and it's cost us. I think that has been our biggest problem. We have a lot of guys in here who care extremely much about this team." Sedin is a team-first player so his endorsement isn't surprising, but coach John Tortorella is certainly on the hot seat. The Canucks are outside of the playoff picture right now and they have three wins in their last 10 games.
Alex Burrows thinks he could've had 4 goals | 03/13/2014 10:48 AM
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Alex Burrows escaped from his season-long, goalless slump with two tallies in the Vancouver Canucks' 3-2 shootout win over Winnipeg Wednesday night, but the veteran right winger thinks he could have scored four.
Vancouver Sun

Impact
"It was one of those nights where the puck was finding me around the net," said a relieved Burrows. "I had a lot of chances. Honestly, I think I could have had four. The reaction from the guys after the first one was funny. I know they've been pulling for me for a long time and they want the best for me and it was nice to see them react that way. It's always tough when you don't score, especially for that long. I never experienced something like that. It's tough to put into words. You feel like you're letting the guys down and letting the team down. I need to step up my game to help them out. We know these points are important for us."
Ryan Kesler (knee) heads home for evaluation | 03/13/2014 9:45 AM
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Ryan Kesler (knee) won't be available for the rest of Vancouver's road trip.
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Impact
The Canucks have three games remaining on their trip, which ends Monday night in Tampa Bay. He's heading back home to have his knee looked at, but it looks he could be sidelined for a while. Kesler left Wednesday's game after a knee-on-knee collision with Winnipeg's Jim Slater and he was seen wearing a brace after the match.
Eddie Lack helps Canucks slip by Jets | 03/12/2014 10:49 PM
News
Eddie Lack won for the second time in his last seven games on Wednesday night, stopping 32 shots and another three in the shootout to earn the 3-2 win.
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Impact
Lack improves to 11-12-4 this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.28 goals against average this season.
Alex Burrows snaps goal slump in Canucks win | 03/12/2014 10:47 PM
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Alex Burrows shattered his goal-scoring slump in a big way Wednesday night, sniping a pair of goals in the Canucks' 3-2 shootout victory over Winnipeg.
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Impact
These were the struggling winger's first goals in 41 games, and just his seventh and eighth points through 36 games this season. Burrows even came close to completing the hat trick in overtime, nonetheless the Canucks eventually won the game on a Chris Higgins shootout goal.
Gillis avoids questions about Tortorella | 03/12/2014 1:33 PM
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Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis didn't want to speculate about the future of coach John Tortorella.
NHL.com

Impact
Gillis wasn't interested in engaging in "rumour and speculation," but given that general managers usually aren't shy about throwing their support behind their bench boss, his insistence on avoiding the issue is telling. That being said, even if Gillis did firmly state that Tortorella wouldn't be fire, it wouldn't mean much. After all, Gillis might end up getting fired this summer too and at that point, it wouldn't really matter what his opinion of Tortorella's performance was.
Daniel Sedin (hamstring) isn't day-to-day | 03/11/2014 4:19 PM
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Daniel Sedin (hamstring) isn't close to returning.
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Impact
"I can't even call Daniel day-to-day," Canucks coach John Tortorella said. "He's weeks. He's not on the trip with us." At this point it wouldn't be surprising if Sedin doesn't return at all this season. He has 13 goals and 40 points in 63 games this season.
Canucks will stick with Eddie Lack Wednesday | 03/11/2014 4:15 PM
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Eddie Lack will play between the pipes on Wednesday.
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Impact
Lack was great for 40 minutes against the New York Islanders on Monday...then the incident happened. Although he can't be completely blamed for the Islanders' seven-goal third period, he certainly played a large role in it. Canucks coach John Tortorella felt it was important to get Lack back out there following one of the worst 20-minute stretches in the history of the franchise and given that they've traded away Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo, it's not like Vancouver has a particularly appealing alternative goaltender anyways.
Kesler 'blown away' by Vancouver's collapse | 03/11/2014 11:24 AM
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Ryan Kesler was "blown away" by the Canucks' third-period collapse against the New York Islanders on Monday.
Vancouver Province

Impact
Vancouver had a 3-0 lead going into the third period and lost 7-4. "Let's be honest," Kesler said. "That's not one of the best teams in the league and we blow it. It's embarrassing. The story of the past two months. We've got to figure it out quick here or we're going to be packing our bags and going home for the summer really quick." The Canucks shopped Kesler during the trade deadline and might still end up trading him during the offseason. That might be a relief for Kesler after the season Vancouver has endured.
Lack awful in loss | 03/11/2014 4:56 AM
News
Eddie Lack allowed six goals on only 27 shots in the Canucks 7-4 loss to the Islanders Monday night.
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Impact
Lack was perfect after two periods, but in the third he allowed six goals. He has lost four of his last five starts for the Canucks. He now has a 10-12-4 record with a 2.30 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. He'll have to do better if the Canucks want to make it to the playoffs.
Higgins scores in loss | 03/11/2014 4:49 AM
News
Christopher Higgins had a goal and an assist in the Canucks 7-4 loss to the Islanders Monday night.
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Impact
Higgins scored a power play goal in the first period and he now has 17 goals with 19 assists in 65 games this season. Ryan Kesler, Henrik Sedin and Christopher Tanev also scored in the loss.
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