Player News - Canucks

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Alexander Edler had an assist in a 4-1 loss to Colorado on Thursday.

Edler extended his point streak to four contests. He has seven goals and 23 points in 66 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 27 - 11:50 AM

Derek Dorsett fought Cody McLeod and added a tripping minor for seven penalty minutes during Thursday night's 4-1 loss to Colorado.

Dorsett continues to lead the Canucks with 162 PIMs, owning twice as many PIMs as Zack Kassian, the second place holder. For the season, Dorsett has six goals and 23 points through 71 games to go along with the third most PIMs in the NHL.
Mar 27 - 1:38 AM

Henrik Sedin extended his points streak to three games with an assist on Yannick Weber's tally on Thursday night. However the Avalanche would go on to win the game 4-1.

Sedin is now tied once again with his brother Daniel Sedin for the team lead in points with 66, however Daniel Sedin leads the team in assists (50) while Henrik leads in goals (17). Henrik Sedin has been hot of late, scoring six points in his last five games.
Mar 27 - 1:33 AM

Yannick Weber, yes, Yannick Weber, is now the proud owner of a three-game goal scoring streak, as well as a four-game point scoring streak with his goal on Thursday night. However it would be Vancouver's only tally during Thursdays' 4-1 loss to Colorado.

After taking a lead pass from Henrik Sedin, Weber simply entered the zone on the right wing and blast one past Reto Berra just 15 seconds into the third period. The point pushed Weber to a new career high in points with 19. Weber has been quite productive during point streak, tallying three goals, five points, three blocks, and 11 hits while skating over 18 minutes a night on average during his streak. If you need some depth on the blue line, consider Weber while he's hot. He now has nine goals and 19 points through 57 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:28 AM

Eddie Lack was unable to withstand the avalanche of shots sent his way, falling to Colorado 4-1 on Thursday night.

Lack turned away 34 shots in the effort, including nine while on special teams. The loss helps bring the Kings (who beat the Islanders in regulation) to within a pair of points of the Canucks in the Pacific. While both teams have eight games remaining, the Canucks have four regulation and overtime wins over the Kings. Lack's record drops to 14-11-3 with a .920 save percentage and a 2.44 GAA over 34 games this season.
Mar 27 - 1:21 AM

Adam Clendening has been returned to the AHL.

Clendening has a goal and four points in 21 games with Chicago and Vancouver this season. The Canucks acquired Clendening from the Blackhawks in January in exchange for Gustav Forsling.
Mar 25 - 3:46 PM

Dan Hamhuis registered an assist in a 5-2 victory over Winnipeg Tuesday night.

Hamhuis snapped a six-game point drought. He has no goals and 18 assists in 51 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 25 - 11:39 AM

Alexander Edler recorded an assist in a 5-2 victory against Winnipeg on Tuesday.

Edler is on a three-game point streak and has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five contests. He has seven goals and 22 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 25 - 11:38 AM

Eddie Lack was outstanding again for the Canucks in making 26 saves to backstop the Canucks to a 5-2 win.

Lack allowed the Jets to score the first two goals of the game but shut the door from then on to help fuel the Canucks furious rally in the latter periods. He has six wins in his last eight starts and has shined as the starter since Ryan Miller went down with a long term injury. His numbers continue to improve along with his fantasy value. Lack is 14-10-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .920 save percentage in 33 games played this season.
Mar 25 - 1:09 AM

Radim Vrbata scored twice and added an assist to lead the Canucks to a 5-2 win over Winnipeg on Tuesday.

The goals were number 28 and 29 for the Canucks leading goal scorer. He added seven shots and was a plus-2 in a monster fantasy night. Vrbata is on fire at the right time for the Canucks who are battling for playoff positioning in the tight West. He has eight points (4G,4A) in the last five games and now has 56 points in 70 games in his first season in Vancouver. Henrik Sedin also added three points while brother Daniel had two assists and Chris Higgins recorded two points as well.
Mar 25 - 1:01 AM

Ryan Stanton, Adam Clendening and Brandon McMillan will be scratched against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Of the three only Stanton has much of any fantasy value, though this will be his sixth straight game in the stands. Stanton has posted 11 points, 33 PIMs, 93 hits, and 106 blocks over 53 games this season.
Mar 24 - 8:21 PM

Eddie Lack will get the start against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

Lack has put together a solid season, going 13-10-3 record with a .920 save percentage and a 2.43 GAA over 32 games and 25 starts this season. Lack has beaten the Jets three times in four career tries with just nine goals against in that time.
Mar 24 - 8:12 PM

Chris Tanev has agreed to a five-year, $22.25 million contract extension.

Tanev was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. He has two goals and 16 points in 60 contests in 2014-15. The Canucks have been leaning heavily on him this season, giving him 21:02 minutes of ice time per game, including an average of 2:46 minutes in shorthanded situations.
Mar 24 - 12:42 PM

Radim Vrbata had two assists in Vancouver's 3-1 win over Arizona Sunday night.

Vrbata has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has 27 goals and 53 points in 69 contests in 2014-15.
Mar 23 - 10:37 AM

Jacob Markstrom stopped 26 of 27 shots in Sunday's 3-1 win over Arizona.

This is Markstrom's first win of the 2014-15 season. The 25-year-old was once regarded as one of the best goaltending prospects in the game when he was with Florida, but his stock has fallen significantly. Markstrom has posted some good numbers in the AHL, but he has struggled to find his game in the NHL. He is still young enough that he can develop into the goaltender many expected him to be, but that doesn't seem likely to happen. Markstrom will probably be returned to the AHL when Ryan Miller (lower-body) is ready to return to action. Markstrom has a 1-1-0 record with a 3.08 goals-against-average and a .879 save percentage in three games this season.
Mar 22 - 11:05 PM


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