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Chris Higgins | Winger | #20

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (14) / MON
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Chris Higgins has cleared waivers, so the Canucks will use a buyout on him.
Higgins will look for another chance elsewhere now after finishing the 2015-16 campaign in the minors. He played in just 33 games with Vancouver last season. Jun 28 - 12:26 PM

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Chris Higgins has been placed on waivers and will be bought out by the Canucks.

Vancouver will save about $1.666 million in 2016-17 and his cap hit will be $833,333 in 2016-17 and 2017-18, according to generalfanager.com. Higgins split time between the Canucks and the AHL's Utica Comets last season. He posted just three goals and one assist in 33 NHL appearances.
Jun 27 - 12:19 PM

The Vancouver Canucks are planning to buy out forward Chris Higgins, according to TSN 1040's Matt Sekeres.

The 33-year-old has really slowed down over the last few seasons and it showed in 2015-16. Higgins finished the year with three goals and four points in 33 games. Higgins cleared waivers in January and was assigned to AHL Utica. He'll likely have to accept a two-way deal or a professional tryout later on in the summer if he wants a chance to play in the NHL next season.
Jun 26 - 3:56 PM

Chris Higgins suffered a lower body injury in Friday's 3-2 win over the Ducks.

The veteran forward picked up a quartet of shots on goal during his 7:29 of work, but did not factor into the scoring sheet. Hopefully this won't be how his miserable season ends.
Apr 2 - 12:45 AM

Chris Higgins scored shorthanded in a 4-1 loss to San Jose.

It was his first goal since getting called back from a lengthy stay in Utica. It had to feel good for the 32 year-old to score a goal in the NHL again. It was big league shot too as he came in on the rush and shot it top corner glove side. He has been a great sport since being sent to the AHL and maybe he can regain some of that zest for the game which he hinted at losing earlier this season.
Mar 30 - 2:08 AM

Chris Higgins finished with a minus-3 rating in Friday's 4-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

The Canucks have really struggled to find the back of the net in the last few games. They managed to score two goals in yesterday's loss to Nashville, but they've been shut out in four of their last five games, and they haven't scored more than two goals in a game since Mar. 12.
Mar 25 - 10:42 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have recalled Chris Higgins from the AHL.

The veteran was assigned to the minors in January because the Canucks couldn't find a taker for his services. The 32-year-old has three points in 25 NHL games and 13 points in 22 AHL games in 2015-16. He shouldn't be on your fantasy radar.
Mar 19 - 5:03 PM

Chris Higgins has been assigned to the minors.

He cleared waivers on Wednesday and will play for the Utica Comets. Higgins produced just two goals and one assist in 25 games with the Canucks prior to being demoted.
Jan 13 - 4:48 PM

As previously reported, Chris Higgins has been placed on waivers.

He will head to the minors if he clears. Higgins has two goals and one assist in 25 games this season after he produced 36 points in 77 contests last year.
Jan 12 - 12:54 PM

Chris Higgins is expected to be placed on waivers this afternoon.

If goes unclaimed by Wednesday afternoon then the Canucks will send him to Utica of the AHL. The team has been unsuccessful in trying to trade Higgins and he was a healthy scratch Monday night.
Jan 12 - 11:16 AM

Chris Higgins will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Florida Panthers.

As was reported on Sunday, Higgins won't suit up for the Canucks because they're openly shopping him around. Andrey Pedan and Adam Cracknell are also expected to watch from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 11 - 8:42 PM

Chris Higgins is not expected to play again for the Vancouver Canucks, per Elliotte Friedman.

Let's be clear, this is subject to change at any time due to a multitude of reasons. But we can take the intent on its face and note that the Canucks have no intention on potentially diminishing what little trade value Higgins currently has. Don't expect him to play while the team explores a trade for him, or, until noted otherwise.
Jan 10 - 2:11 PM

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning acknowledged he's trying to move 32-year-old forward Chris Higgins in a press release on Sunday afternoon.

"As part of our transition to a younger team, I can confirm we’re exploring trade options for Chris Higgins so we can create more roster space for our younger players to develop," Benning said. "Chris is a quality person who has been an important member of our team for nearly five seasons. Our focus has been on finding a positive new situation for him and we will continue to do so." Not much ought to be surprising about any of this, other than Benning felt compelled to acknowledge the situation in this manner. Higgins dings the cap at $2.5M for one more season after this, and owns a limited no-trade clause. It's difficult to imagine who will want the lumbering forward at that price, but as we saw with the LA-Philadelphia deal, sometimes all it takes is a bit of creativity.
Jan 10 - 2:04 PM

Chris Higgins will return to Vancouver's lineup on Monday against the Kings.

Though we wouldn't exactly rush out to pick up the veteran winger. Higgins has but three points and little else to show for his efforts through 21 games this season.
Sun, Dec 27, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Chris Higgins (undisclosed) didn't skate Tuesday morning.

It's unclear if he will play against Tampa Bay. Coach Willie Desjardins said Higgins would be reevaluated before a decision on his status is made.
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 01:04:00 PM

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