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Chris Higgins | Winger | #20

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/2/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 205
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (14) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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.
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

Chris Higgins (undisclosed) returned to action on Saturday.

Higgins had a poor game as he was a minus-three in a 4-0 loss to Boston. The winger averages close to .5 points per game, or has in three of the last four years but now has only two goals in 14 games in 2015-16. He should pick up his scoring pace but we cannot recommend him at this time.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 02:14:00 AM

Chris Higgins isn't expected to play Tuesday night.

He didn't take part in the morning skate. The Canucks will dress seven defensemen because Higgins and Jake Virtanen won't be available.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 02:54:00 PM

Chris Higgins scored his first goal of the season Saturday in Buffalo.

It was only the second game of the season for the forward who suffered a broken bone in his foot during the preseason. Look for Higgins to end up with 30-35 points this season.
Sun, Nov 8, 2015 09:44:00 AM

Chris Higgins (foot) is expected to return Wednesday night.

He has been sidelined since he fractured a bone in his foot during the preseason. Sven Baertschi will probably be scratched to make room for Higgins' return.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Chris Higgins (foot) will miss about three more weeks of action.

Higgins has already missed three weeks, but doctors determined he will need more time to recover. He should be back in Vancouver's lineup early next month.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:49:00 PM

Chris Higgins suffered a bone fracture in his foot on Monday.

Higgins picked up the injury in Monday's exhibition game against San Jose. The Canucks announced that he will be re-evaluated in three weeks' time. The 32-year-old scored 12 goals and 36 points in 77 games with Vancouver last season.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 09:14:00 PM

Chris Higgins is sporting a walking boot on his right foot.

He blocked a shot in Monday's preseason win over San Jose and didn't play in the third period. There is no timetable yet for him, but this may not bode well for his status entering the regular season. That could open the door for Jake Virtanen and/or Brendan Gaunce.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 03:05:00 PM

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