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Luca Sbisa | Defenseman

Team: Vancouver Canucks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 198
Contract: view contract details

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Luca Sbisa (hand) is good to play on Saturday.
Sbisa sustained the injury during Wednesday's contest. He has a goal and three assists in 12 games this season. Nov 20 - 4:05 PM

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Luca Sbisa left Wednesday night's game against the Jets in the second period according to the Canucks twitter account and will not return

Sbisa had played six minutes in his return to the lineup from a foot injury, but also took on Anthony Peluso in a first period scrap as a retaliation for an illegal hit to the head of the Jets Nikolai Ehlers earlier in the period. No word has been given as to the specifics of his injury. More to come.
Nov 18 - 9:40 PM

Luca Sbisa appears as though he will be back in the lineup Wednesday from a foot/ankle injury.

He has missed the last eight games, but received clearance to play against Winnipeg in the morning.
Nov 18 - 6:16 PM

Luca Sbisa (foot) is getting close to returning to action.

It likely won't be on the current road trip as Sbisa has yet to practice with the team. He has been out of action since October 30 when he managed two helpers. Sbisa has a goal and three assists in 11 games this season but his value to the Canucks is his toughness on the blueline.
Nov 14 - 7:52 AM

Luca Sbisa has an undisclosed injury that is considered to be longer than "day-to-day."

He has been moved to injured reserve. Sbisa was just starting to produce before the injury. He had one goal and two assists in his last three games.
Nov 2 - 2:33 PM

Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning sees a lot of value in what Luca Sbisa has brought to the team.

Benning signed Sbisa to a three-year, $10.8 million contract extension on Wednesday. "In this division, L.A., San Jose and Anaheim are big, heavy teams and he plays his best in those heavy games," Benning said of Sbisa. "He separates forwards from puck and has the strength. And we burned two years of him being a UFA. I feel it's a good deal for him and the team. He's kind of an old, throwback defenseman and he's showing more confidence with the puck skating out of his zone and is making good decisions with the puck. He's getting good confidence." Sbisa doesn't do much offensively, but he does have 149 hits and 127 blocked shots in 2014-15. It's worth noting that he looks bad from an analytics perspective as the Canucks tend to do significantly better when it comes to possessing the puck when he's off the ice.
Apr 9 - 11:38 AM

Luca Sbisa has agreed to a three-year, $10.8 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks.

Sbisa was eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer. He has three goals and 11 points in 74 contests in 2014-15. He has also recorded 149 hits and 127 blocked shots while averaging 18:46 minutes per game. His new $3.6 million cap hit represents a significant increase over his current hit of $2.175 million.
Apr 8 - 5:00 PM

Luca Sbisa missed practice on Sunday after falling heavily into the boards Saturday when the Canucks took on Winnipeg.

Sbisa was replaced in practice by Ryan Stanton who played alongside Kevin Bieksa on Sunday. He is questionable for Monday's game so stay tuned.
Apr 6 - 9:04 AM

Luca Sbisa recorded two assists in Vancouver's 5-4 overtime win against Chicago on Wednesday.

Sbisa has three goals and seven points in 47 contests in 2014-15. This was his first multi-point game since Feb. 2, 2013.
Feb 12 - 9:59 AM

Luca Sbisa scored the overtime winner in Vancouver's 3-2 victory against Winnipeg.

Sbisa has only scored three goals all season, but remarkably two of them have been game-winning markers. He also has two assists in 43 games.
Feb 4 - 6:31 AM

Luca Sbisa has not picked up a point in his last 16 games.

The defenseman has two goals and four points this season. He has no fantasy value.
Jan 10 - 12:12 PM

Luca Sbisa was a minus-four on Saturday.

He was only slightly worse than defensive partner Kevin Bieksa who was a minus-three. Sbisa has two goals and four points this season and is a minus-seven this season. There is not a good reason to have him on your fantasy squad in traditional pools.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Luca Sbisa (ankle) will be back in the lineup on Thursday night.

He sat out four games with an ankle injury. Sbisa missed Vancouver's visit to Anaheim on Nov. 9, but he'll get to play against his former teammates in Vancouver on Thursday. He's projected to replace Ryan Stanton in the lineup.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 02:26:00 PM

Luca Sbisa (ankle) will miss his fourth straight game Wednesday.

He is still nursing an ankle injury, but he could be ready to return on Thursday.
Wed, Nov 19, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Luca Sbisa (lower body) might be able to return Wednesday.

Sbisa was stiff on Monday, but felt the pain was manageable. He's missed three straight contests. He has two goals and three points in 14 contests in 2014-15.
Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:21:00 AM

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