Player News - Canucks

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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.
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.
Feb 24 - 6:17 PM

Eddie Lack will get the start against the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

The time is right for Lack to shine as Vancouver's primary goaltender for the foreseeable future. He's running a 6-7-2 record with a .917 save percentage and a 2.47 GAA through 15 starts and 20 games this season. He also has one shutout, two Really Bad Starts, and six Quality Starts on the season.
Source: Daniel Fung
Feb 24 - 5:18 PM

Nick Bonino (lower body) is regarded as a game-time decision on Tuesday.

Bonino has been out since Feb. 9 due to the injury. He has 11 goals and 25 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 24 - 12:15 PM

Ryan Miller (leg) might be out for four-to-six weeks.

We don't have an official timetable yet, so take that with a grain of salt. Miller sustained the injury during Sunday's game. While he's absent, Eddie Lack and Jacob Markstrom will compete for playing time, with Lack possessing the inside track.
Feb 23 - 5:12 PM

Jacob Markstrom probably won't need to clear waivers to be return to the minors once Ryan Miller (leg) is healthy.

Which is important for the Canucks because it's unlikely Markstrom would clear waivers given his superb play in the minors this season. Markstrom's up on an emergency basis and can consequently be returned without the need for waivers as long as he plays in less than 10 games. That's worth keeping in mind because it makes it more likely that Vancouver will lean on Eddie Lack if Miller's injury proves to be long term. Of course, it doesn't guarantee anything as the Canucks might simply resort to carrying three goaltenders for what little is left of the season and then playoffs if it comes to that.
Feb 23 - 4:22 PM

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