Player News - Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks placed Brandon McMillan on waivers on Saturday.

The 24-year-old has zero points in three games with the Canucks after generating three in 50 games with the Arizona Coyotes.
Feb 28 - 12:44 PM

Jacob Markstrom should get a start shortly for the Vancouver Canucks.

With Ryan Miller out of action for another three-five weeks, the Canucks have to get Markstrom some playing time. Eddie Lack gave up five goals on only 23 shots to lowly Buffalo on Thursday but coach Willie Desjardins may want to go back to Lack on Sunday to give him a boost of confidence. Markstrom was outstanding in the minors with a 1.95 GAA and a .932 save percentage 17-7-2 record with Utica.
Feb 28 - 10:04 AM

Do not expect the Vancouver Canucks to do a lot at the trade deadline.

The Canucks GM Jim Benning is not willing to give up prospects or draft picks so Vancouver will go into the final six weeks of the season without a change. They will get Alexander Edler, Chris Tanev and Brad Richardson back from injuries in the next couple of weeks and that should help the team in its drive to the playoffs.
Feb 28 - 9:45 AM

Jannik Hansen scored a goal in a 6-3 loss to Buffalo on Thursday.

Hansen is on a three-game point streak and has recorded at least a point in seven of his last eight contests. He has 12 goals and 26 points in 60 contests this season.
Feb 27 - 11:42 AM

Bobby Sanguinetti was reassigned to AHL Utica after Vancouver's loss in Buffalo on Thursday night.

The former NY Rangers first round draft pick in 2006 has not played in the NHL since April of 2013 with Carolina.
Feb 26 - 10:20 PM

Eddie Lack had an off night on Thursday, allowing five goals on 23 shots to the lowest scoring team in the league during a 6-3 loss to Buffalo.

After two strong appearances in place for the injured Ryan Miller, Lack posted one of his worst starts of the season. Everyone has a down game once in a while, but the Canucks won't stick with Lack if Jacob Markstrom runs with his chance to steal the show. Lack falls to 7-8-2 with a .916 save percentage and 2.63 goals against average.
Feb 26 - 10:12 PM

Dan Hamhuis provided two assists for the Canucks on Thursday night, but Vancouver came up well short in a 6-3 loss to Buffalo.

The veteran blueliner now has 14 assists through 39 games this season, a minus-five rating and 25 penalty minutes. Unfortunately, his shutdown capabilities don't translate well into fantasy value, so the 32-year-old is best left alone in leagues.
Feb 26 - 10:02 PM

Brandon McMillan and Bobby Sanguinetti will be scratched on Thursday night against the Buffalo Sabres.

Of the two, only McMillan has even a modicum of fantasy value with 81 hits in 53 games this season with Arizona and Vancouver. However, he has just one hit in three games thus far with the Canucks.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 26 - 6:37 PM

Eddie Lack will get the start against the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

Lack owns a 7-7-2 record to go along with a 2.40 GAA and a .921 save percentage through 21 games this season. He also won 4-2 his lone career start against the Sabres, stopping 16 of 18 shots.
Feb 26 - 5:17 PM

Canucks GM Jim Benning has confirmed that Ryan Miller will be sidelined for four-to-six weeks with a sprained knee.

He was injured in Sunday's game against the New York Islanders. Eddie Lack is expected to shoulder the load in Miller's absence, but Jacob Markstrom should get some looks as well.
Feb 25 - 4:48 PM

Jannik Hansen had an assist in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday.

Hansen has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last seven games. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 59 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 25 - 11:29 AM

Zack Kassian potted his ninth goal of the season to lift the Canucks to a 2-1 win over Boston Tuesday night.

Kassian has now found the back of the net four times in his last three games, thanks to the fact he's been paired with Daniel and Henrik Sedin on Vancouver's top line. The offense isn't likely to last, but he may score to enough to be worth owning for his meaty penalty minute totals. Ryan Stanton also scored for the Canucks in the win.
Feb 24 - 10:06 PM

Vancouver's Eddie Lack was exceptional Tuesday in his first start as the number one netminder for the Canucks, blocking 40 of 41 shots to earn a 2-1 win over the Bruins.

Lack will be Vancouver's main man for the foreseeable future as Ryan Miller nurses a knee injury that will keep him sidelined for more than a month and his track record suggests he'll be up to the task. He now owns a 7-7-2 record to go along with a 2.40 GAA and a .921 save percentage. He should be owned in all leagues.
Feb 24 - 10:04 PM

Nick Bonino returned to the Vancouver Canucks lineup on Tuesday night against Boston.

Bonino had been out since Feb. 9th due to a lower body injury, a span of seven games. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 games thus far.
Feb 24 - 8:35 PM

Bobby Sanguinetti will be scratched on Tuesday night against the Boston Bruins.

Sanguinetti has yet to skate for the Canucks despite being called up nearly a week ago. It seems as though he's merely an extra body. He has just 45 career NHL since being a first round draft pick in 2006.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 24 - 6:17 PM


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