The New York Islanders have signed Kevin Czuczman to a two-year, entry-level deal.
Czuczman had 10 goals, 11 assists, and 73 penalty minutes in 36 NCAA games this season with Lake Superior State University. He will head straight to the Islanders and might make his NHL debut as early as Friday.
Daniel Sedin (hamstring) isn't close to returning.
"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.
Eddie Lack will play between the pipes on Wednesday.
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.
Daniel Paille's upper-body injury is a minor concussion.
Paille is expected to miss the next two games, but a recovery from a concussion typically doesn't conform to a timetable. He has nine goals and 16 points in 57 games this season.
Paul Carey has been called up by the Colorado Avalanche.
Carey has 21 points and 42 penalty minutes in 54 AHL games this season. The 25-year-old might make his NHL debut on Wednesday.
The Colorado Avalanche have promoted Brad Malone.
Malone has 15 points and 75 penalty minutes in 35 AHL games this season. He also has two points in 15 contests with Colorado in 2013-14.
Paul Stastny (back) will miss Wednesday's game against Chicago.
It will be Stastny's second straight contest on the sidelines. He should be regarded as day-to-day beyond that.
The Chicago Blackhawks will go with Antti Raanta on Wednesday.
Raanta has a 2.40 GAA and .904 save percentage in 19 games this season. He hasn't played since Jan. 28, but he might get a bit more ice time going forward in the interests of keeping Corey Crawford fresh for the playoffs.