Player News - Canucks

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Jannik Hansen scored his second of the season, an empty-netter to make it 4-1 over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Statistically speaking, he had an otherwise quiet night. Playing 12:46 with three hits and forty seconds on the penalty kill.
Oct 24 - 12:12 AM

Linden Vey scored his second of the season in St. Louis on Thursday night, helping Vancouver to a 4-1 win.

Vey has been seeing first unit powerplay time and made great use of it by staying in the slot and ripping home a one-timer, making it 3-1 in the third. He played nearly 13:34 with 1:26 on the PP. The Canucks only had two extra-man advantages. He also won 56% of his faceoffs.
Oct 24 - 12:11 AM

Alex Burrows was a force to be reckoned with in St. Louis on Thursday night.

In the game's opening minute he intercepted an Alex Pietrangelo touch-pass to TJ Oshie and was in 2-on-1 with Chris Higgins who would eventually put it home. Later in the third, he'd begin another rush that finished with Nick Bonino giving the Canucks a 2-1 lead, they'd go on to win 4-1.
Oct 23 - 11:49 PM

Chris Higgins got the party started in St. Louis Thursday night, cleaning up the garbage Alex Burrows set for him.

Burrows picked off an Alex Pietrangelo touch-pass to TJ Oshie at the red line and rushed in on Jaken Allen in the game's opening minute. Higgins was there to tap in the rebound. He'd later assist on Nick Bonino's go-ahead goal. Higgy also contributed six hits and two takeaways in his 14:02 of playing time with over three minutes on special teams. The Canucks would go on to win 4-1.
Oct 23 - 11:45 PM

Ryan Miller was tested well on Thursday night in St. Louis, stopping 31-32 shots against in the 4-1 victory over his former teammates.

After getting yanked in the first period on Tuesday night, Miller was out to prove the doubters wrong on every side of the proverbial fence - and he did. At least for this night. Only Kevin Shattenkirk's twisted wrister on the powerplay to tie the game at one in the second period beat Miller.
Oct 23 - 11:21 PM

Nick Bonino notched a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 4-1 win over St. Louis on Thursday night.

Bonino has fared quite well for his new team in the early goings of this season with four points in six games. The 26-year-old is building off a breakout 49 point campaign with the Ducks last season.
Oct 23 - 11:06 PM

Ryan Miller will face the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

The Vancouver netminder posted pedestrian numbers with the Blues last season after he was acquired from Buffalo and ultimately St. Louis decided to let him walk as an unrestricted free agent. Miller will be looking to bounce back Thursday from a rough outing against Dallas on Tuesday. He was yanked after he allowed five goals on just 13 shots.
Oct 23 - 1:30 PM

Jannik Hansen scored his first goal of the season Tuesday night.

It was also Hansen's first point in five contests. He only had 20 points in 71 contests in 2013-14, but he might reach the 30-point milestone this season.
Oct 22 - 11:02 AM

Radim Vrbata found the back of the net for the Canucks, however the team was beaten handily by a score of 6-3 by Dallas.

Vrbata's arrival in Vancouver has worked exactly as planned so far, as his addition to the team's top line has sparked both Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Sadly, this line can only play so much. The Canucks also received goals from Jannik Hansen and Zack Kassian in the losing effort.
Oct 22 - 12:43 AM

Ryan Miller had a terrible outing against the Stars on Tuesday, lasting just over one period in a 6-3 loss.

Miller was beaten for five goals on 13 shots in 21:17 of playing time before coach Willie Desjardins mercifully removed him in favor of backup Eddie Lack. With this disastrous outing on his resume, Miller's record falls to 3-1-0 while his GAA is 3.20 and his save percentage is .884.
Oct 22 - 12:40 AM

Ryan Stanton (lower body) didn't travel with the Canucks to Dallas for Tuesday's game.

Stanton has been placed on the injured reserve list. He has no points and a neutral plus/minus rating in three games this season.
Oct 21 - 10:54 AM

Vancouver Canucks coach Willie Desjardins is looking forward to Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars.

This will be a special contest for Desjardins as he previously coached Dallas' AHL squad, the Texas Stars. "I have lots of thoughts about going back to Dallas," Desjardins said. "There are lots of great guys on that team that I've coached and I have tons of respect for. I have a lot of respect for the organization and what does that mean? It means I want to win more." His tenure with the Canucks have gotten off on the right foot thanks to a 3-1-0 start.
Oct 21 - 10:52 AM

Shawn Matthias will move up to Vancouver's third line for Tuesday's game in Dallas.

He had been playing center on the fourth line, but now he'll be a left winger. Matthias, who has no points and three shots in four games, will play with Brad Richardson and Zack Kassian.
Oct 20 - 6:27 PM

Nick Bonino has been encouraged by the Vancouver Canucks' play so far this season.

The Canucks acquired Bonino from Anaheim as part of the Ryan Kesler trade. "There's not much I haven't liked," Bonino said. "I think our compete level is just about where it needs to be. We were in the back end of a back-to-back here (against Tampa) and I think we were in the game the whole way. So far we're a pretty close group and being 3-1, we're almost perfect. I think (this road trip) is a good chance to get that much closer, get to know the guys, have dinner together. Usually that translates to the ice." For his part, Bonino has a goal and an assist in four games in 2014-15.
Oct 20 - 10:08 AM

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they have assigned Bo Horvat to the Utica Comets on a conditioning assignment.

Horvat was injured during the preseason and hasn't played a game during the regular season yet. The 19-year-old registered 74 points in 54 games with the London Knights in the OHL last season.
Oct 19 - 1:28 PM

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