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Philip Larsen | Defenseman | #63

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/7/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 5 (149) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Philip Larsen (upper body) has been cleared to return to Vancouver.
He was discharged from the hospital Wednesday and was in good spirits, according to coach Willie Desjardins. It's uncertain when he will be ready to return to the lineup, though. Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:39:00 PM

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Philip Larsen is "awake and responsive", according to the Vancouver Canucks.

Considering how it looked, this is great news. Larsen has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation. We'll keep you posted on his status as it develops.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 09:37:00 PM

After receiving a thunderous hit by Taylor Hall, Philip Larsen was stretchered off the ice.

Larsen played just 6:56 before departing. Hopefully the Canucks were just being cautious, and the next report will be that he's okay. But it did look like Larsen took Hall's shoulder flush to the jaw. Check out the highlight below. We'll keep you posted as his status develops.
Tue, Dec 6, 2016 08:41:00 PM

Philip Larsen (illness) was activated from the IL on Tuesday November 29.

Larsen played for the first time since Nov. 7. He had no points in 15:39 minutes in his return.
Wed, Nov 30, 2016 02:29:00 AM

Philip Larsen (illness) is feeling better.

He skated with some teammates on Thursday. Larsen could be back in the lineup soon, but an exact timetable appears to be uncertain.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 06:31:00 PM

Philip Larsen (virus) sits out his seventh straight game.

Larsen had dressed in the Canucks first 13 games, earning four assists before this extended absence. He is likely to return to the ice with the team soon, but for now he is listed on injured reserve. Alex Biega will be the healthy scratch.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 09:18:00 PM

Once again, Philip Larsen and Alex Biega will be scratched by Vancouver.

Mark it six games in a row now that Larsen has been scratched, including tonight's match with Chicago. Considering how much time he was getting before, it's difficult to understand why he's made his press box seat so warm. Larsen posted four helpers with 12 blocks in 13 games.
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 09:43:00 PM

Philip Larsen and Alex Biega will be scratched against Arizona on Thursday.

With four helpers and 12 blocks through 13 games thus far, Larsen makes for a fine depth contributor on any team. However he hasn't played in 10 days now, a span of five games.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 09:41:00 PM

Philip Larsen and Alex Biega will be scratched against Dallas on Sunday.

Biega has seen just a single game of action this season. Larsen meanwhile has four helpers with eight PIMs and a dozen blocks through 13 games. He hasn't been why Vancouver is struggling, so expect him back in the lineup before long.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016 02:59:00 PM

Philip Larsen and Alex Biega will be out against Detroit on Thursday.

With four helpers and 12 blocks through 13 games thus far, Larsen makes for a fine depth contributor on any time.
Source: Dave Hogg
Thu, Nov 10, 2016 06:46:00 PM

Philip Larsen picked up his first two points of the season Saturday.

Larsen had a pair of power play assists but was also a minus-two on the evening. The defenseman has been the quarterback on the first power play and it looked like it finally began to click on Saturday. He is worth taking because of his offensive capabilities as he had 11 goals and 36 points in 52 KHL games with Jokerit last season.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016 10:37:00 AM

Philip Larsen is having plenty of trouble in five-on-five situations.

Larsen is gifted offensively and could quarterback the Canucks power play this season but his five-on-five play could also put him in the minors as he is not NHL ready. Larsen had 11 goals and 36 points in 52 KHL games with Jokerit last season so he has the offensive capabilities to perform in the NHL.
Sun, Oct 9, 2016 10:32:00 AM

It looks like the Vancouver Canucks will give Philip Larsen the first crack at running their power play from the back end.

"They say his ability to carry the puck up ice and walk the line and get pucks through is excellent," Benning told reporters, as per TSN 1040 radio. "When we made the trade, we were kind of trying to figure out a right-shot defenseman that could run the power play, so we’re going to give him that opportunity." It looks like the Canucks will entrust Larsen with improving their 27th ranked power play next season. Keep your eye on him during training camp and preseason.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 12:03:00 AM

Philip Larsen has inked a one-year, $1.025 million deal with Vancouver.

He picked up 11 goals and 36 points in 52 games with Jokiret of the KHL last year. Larsen hasn't played in the NHL since the 2013-14 campaign when he put up 12 points in 30 matches for Edmonton.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Philip Larsen has announced that he'll play for the KHL's Jokerit in 2015-16.

Larsen had six goals and 25 points in 56 KHL contests with HC Yugra this season. The 25-year-old is also the veteran of 125 career NHL games.
Mon, May 25, 2015 12:20:00 PM

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2Ben Hutton
3Chris Tanev
4Luca Sbisa
5Troy Stecher
6Alex Biega
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