Player News - Canucks

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Ronalds Kenins suffered a sprained knee in Game 5 against the Flames and will not be able to play for Utica of the AHL.

The Canucks were hoping to send Kenins to the minors to get in some playoff action but that will not be the case. "He went and had an MRI the other day and he’s out 4-6 weeks," GM Jim Benning said. "His season is done."
May 2 - 9:05 AM

The Vancouver Canucks are looking to ink Jordan Subban to a contract in the off-season.

Subban was selected in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft and the defenseman led the Belleville Bulls with 25 goals and 52 points.
May 2 - 9:02 AM

Vancouver GM Jim Benning wants to re-sign restricted free agent Yannick Weber.

Weber had a great second half of the season and ended the season with 11 goals and 21 points although he was held pointless in the post-season. "I thought in the second half of the year, Yannick really stepped up for us," said Benning. "He had a really good offensive year. He was a player who got his shot through and he ended up giving us that element of a scoring defenseman. So I know he’s excited about the way the last half of the year ended up for him. We’re going to get him signed and he’s going to come back and, hopefully, he can continue where he left off."
May 2 - 9:00 AM

Expect to see Alex Burrows get a lot more time on the top line with the Sedin twins next season.

Coach Willie Desjardins liked the rugged winger playing alongside Henrik and Daniel Sedin. "I think the way Daniel and Henrik handle the puck, they need a guy who will go to the net," Desjardins explained. "If they have a guy there, they’ll get the puck there. I think they need a guy who is maybe a little bit hard on the forecheck and will get in there and be a little bit of a physical presence. I think they need a guy who is a pretty good skater on the line to come back (defensively)." This could have an effect on Radim Vrbata who spent most of the season on the top line. While Burrows value could go up next season in fantasy pools, Vrbata's value could take a small hit.
May 2 - 8:56 AM

Brandon McMillan opened the scoring for the Canucks Saturday but it was not enough in a 7-4 loss to Calgary.

McMillan took a controversial penalty for interfering with goaltender Karri Ramo when it seemed obvious that he was pushed by Dennis Wideman and was called for interfering. The ensuing power play enabled the Flames to tie the game at four when Jiri Hudler found the back of the net. "Yeah, it’s tough right now," McMillan said after the game. "I’m going to feel like this one is on my shoulders. There is not much to say."
Apr 26 - 8:41 AM

Alex Burrows (ribs) returned to Vancouver with the Canucks on Saturday.

Burrows was forced to stay in Calgary after Game 4 as he suffered a broken rib on Tuesday during practice. He will have until September to recover since the Canucks were eliminated on Saturday in six games.
Apr 26 - 8:35 AM

Bo Horvat was tied for first among Vancouver Canuck players in playoff points.

The talented 20-year-old had a goal and four points which tied him along with the Sedin twins, Radim Vrbata and Jannik Hansen for the team lead. He was also outstanding at the faceoff dot Saturday, winning 11 of 14. He is ready to explode offensively and is worth selecting next season in most pools, especially keeper pools as he can be a force in the years to come.
Apr 26 - 8:30 AM

Vancouver goalie Ryan Miller had a night to forget, allowing five goals on 31 shots in the Canucks' playoff-eliminating, 7-4 loss to the Flames in Calgary Saturday night.

Miller and the Canucks were enjoying a 3-0 lead in the first period before the Canucks tied things up. They also had a 4-3 lead in the second period. But the Flames found the net four times in the third period, although Miller was pulled for an extra attacker for two of those goals. Miller, acquired as a free agent after a long impressive career with the Buffalo Sabres, finished the series with a 1-1 record in three appearances, a goals-against average of 2.31 and a save percentage of .910.
Apr 26 - 12:10 AM

Jannik Hansen scored a goal and added an assist but that wasn't enough as he and the Vancouver Canucks were defeated 7-4 by the Flames in Calgary Saturday night and were eliminated from the playoffs.

Hansen scored his goal on a wrist shot at 7:32 of the first period, giving the Canucks a 2-0 lead after Brandon McMillan's opening goal at 2:36. When Radim Vrbata scored to make it a 3-0 lead for the Canucks at 9:42 of the first, it seemed as though Vancouver was well on its way to tying the series at 3-3 and extending it to a seventh game. But the Flames bounced back with three goals before Luca Sbisa took a Hansen pass and gave Vancouver a 4-3 lead at 10:36 of the second period. The Flames scored four goals in the third period, however, and that was all she wrote for the Canucks.
Apr 26 - 12:06 AM

There will be no line up changes for Vancouver as they head into Saturday night's Game Six against Calgary, who leads the series 3-2.

Linden Vey will be joined by fellow forward Brandon McMillan and defender Ryan Stanton in the press box. It does not appear that Coach Desjardins has any confidence in these three, unfortunately.
Apr 25 - 7:24 PM

There's no word on when, exactly, he's eligible to return (beyond after the first round, if applicable), but it's a good sign that Alex Burrows can at least travel with his Vancouver Canucks teammates.

It appears as if his issue is rib-related. The Canucks face long odds in coming back in this series, but if they can, perhaps Burrows can play in future games.
Apr 25 - 3:43 PM

Chris Tanev is a plus-four through the first five games of the playoffs.

Tanev is a rock-solid blueliner for the Canucks and that has extended into the post-season. The undervalued rearguard is an important part of the Canucks defensive corps. He has two assists in five games.
Apr 25 - 9:20 AM

Vancouver fans should expect to see Ryan Miller between the pipes for Game 6 Saturday.

Miller was in goal Thursday in the Canucks 2-1 win over the Flames to extend the series to a sixth game. It looks like Miller will be the Canucks goalie the rest of the series. Miller was the number one netminder until he was hurt on February 22. Eddie Lack took over and was great until coach Willie Desjardins pulled him during Game 4 and put a now healthy Miller in net. Miller has stopped 35 of 36 Calgary shots in the playoffs.
Apr 25 - 9:16 AM

Radim Vrbata assisted on Nick Bonino's goal in Vancouver's 2-1 win over Calgary Thursday night.

Vrbata has recorded a point in three of his last four contests. Having previously played with the Arizona Coyotes, this is Vrbata's first postseason run since 2012.
Apr 24 - 11:38 AM

Dan Hamhuis recorded an assist in the Canucks' 2-1 win over Calgary in Game 5 of the first round series.

That was Hamhuis' first point of the 2015 playoffs. He also took a minor delay of game penalty for hitting the puck over the glass, but Vancouver successfully killed that shorthanded situation.
Apr 24 - 11:35 AM


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