Player News - Canucks

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Frank Corrado left Monday's game against Arizona due to an upper-body injury.

Corrado suffered the ailment in the second period. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 30 - 7:17 AM

Bo Horvat's chances of making the team have improved since Vancouver decided to waive Jakob Markstrom.

The Canucks are now committed to carrying two goaltenders instead of three, which naturally opens up another roster spot for a different position. Horvat isn't the only candidate to fill that spot, but this is arguably a bigger opportunity for him than some of the other candidates, because Horvat is only eligible to play in Vancouver or the Ontario Hockey League.
Sep 29 - 11:03 AM

Kevin Bieksa thinks that Chris Tanev is the most underrated defenseman in the NHL.

Tanev is a solid defensive defenseman who is not going to win you any fantasy pools as he will get 15-20 points this season and a decent plus-minus.
Sep 28 - 11:49 AM

The Vancouver Canucks waived another set of players on Saturday.

The list includes Bobby Sanguinetti, Alex Biega, Peter Andrersson, Dustin Jeffrey, Brandon Defazio and Darren Archibald. Jeffrey and Sanguinetti are probably the most noteworthy names as far as players who could make minor impacts at the NHL level.
Sep 27 - 12:51 PM

Despite reported interest in the big goaltender, it appears that Jacob Markstrom is still in the Vancouver Canucks system after clearing waivers.

It's too early to give up on Markstrom at just 24, but his fantasy value is obviously pretty questionable right now. He's only played 47 games at the NHL level, with four of them coming in unimpressive showings with Vancouver after being moved there last season. He'd need an injury or trade to prove himself as a capable NHL goalie.
Sep 27 - 12:26 PM

Carter Bancks will play in Utica this season.

Bancks has played the last five seasons in the Calgary Flames organization, getting a two game call up in 2011-12 with nary a point. Just an FYI in case you were wondering what happened to Carter Bancks.
Sep 27 - 11:47 AM

Forward J.T. Wyman will attend training camp with Utica this season.

Wyman spent the entire 2013-14 season with the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL where he had seven goals and 22 points in 66 games. He has no fantasy value.
Sep 27 - 11:45 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have sent former first round pick Brendan Gaunce to Utica of the AHL.

The Canucks selected Gaunce with the 26th pick of the 2012 Draft. He had 31 goals and 72 points in 65 games split between Belleville and Erie of the OHL and then managed five goals and 16 points in 14 playoff games for the Otters. He needs at least a season of seasoning in the minors but could contend for a job with the Canucks as early as next year.
Sep 27 - 11:42 AM

The Vancouver Canucks have sent Kent Huskins and six others to Utica of the AHL.

Huskins spent last season with Utica after spending the previous seven seasons in the NHL with Anaheim, San Jose, St. Louis, Detroit and Philadelphia. Also going to Utica are: Henrik Tommernes, John Negrin, Kane Lafranchise, Ronald Kenins, Brendan Gaunce and Joe Cannata.
Sep 27 - 11:38 AM

Hockey fights are down from 734 to 469 over the last five years.

Canucks winger Tom Sestito thinks that fighting still has a part in the game of hockey and he certainly hopes so as he led the NHL in penalty minutes last season with 213. "I don't think it's being phased out," Sestito said. "It's something that polices the game. You don't want to see people fighting for no reason. But if there's a bad hit or people are getting run, it's a lot tougher when you know you're going to have to pay for something you did." Look for Sestito, who led the NHL in majors with 19 and was tied for the lead in misconducts with seven, to be at or near the top of the NHL in penalty minutes in 2014-15 and get 10-15 points as well. Draft him accordingly.
Sep 27 - 11:28 AM

Linden Vey pounded in a rebound for a powerplay goal to put the Canucks up 1-0 midway through the game, Friday night. They went on to win 3-0 over Calgary.

The Sedins controlled play by the Flames goal line until the cycled the puck back to Chris Tanev at the point who one-timed it on net, where Vey then put in the rebound. He finished the game with 16:22 of ice time, including 5:24 with the man advantage and 1:48 on the kill. Vey now has a goal and two assists this preseason.
Sep 27 - 1:42 AM

Jannik Hansen has a lot to prove this season, his powerplay goal to put Vancouver up 2-0 in the second Friday night is a fine way to start the process with.

The Sedins held court by Calgary's goal line until Hansen came on off of a partial line change. Henrik looked off Hansen's defender and then laid it on a tee for the one-timer. Hansen finished with 13:49 of ice time including 3:06 on the powerplay.
Sep 27 - 1:38 AM

Radim Vrbata's primary objective is to establish chemistry with the Sedin twins as their right winger, and Friday night's powerplay goal is a sign of what's to come in Vancouver.

Though it took until the third period to tally, there were no shortage of opportunities as the Canucks received seven powerplays and Vrbata played 6:47 with the man advantage. In just their first game together, the trio already looks telepathic.
Sep 27 - 1:29 AM

Henrik Sedin had no trouble finding his teammates Friday night, as the Canucks took it to the Flames.

Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata couldn't have it easier as they one-timed Sedin's strong-to-weakside feed past Douglas Carr. If nothing else, he and his teammates had over seven minutes of power-play time to get in sync.
Sep 27 - 1:19 AM

Daniel Sedin picked up two assists Friday night, both on the powerplay.

The Sedin chemistry was in mid-season form as he and his brother Henrik weaved through Calgary's penalty kill. In 22:00 minutes of ice time and 7:11 on the PP, Jannik Hansen and Radim Vrbata were the beneficiaries.
Sep 27 - 1:16 AM

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