Player News - Canucks

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The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Sven Baertschi from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second round pick.

Baertschi has eight goals and 21 points in 34 AHL games in 2014-15. He also has four points in 15 games with Calgary. He was taken with the 13th overall pick in 2011 and might benefit from the change of scenery.
Mar 2 - 3:15 PM

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired Cory Conacher from the New York Islanders in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey.

Conacher has five goals and 22 points in 25 AHL games in 2014-15. He is capable of chipping in offensively at the NHL level, but he's been stuck in the minors since mid-December. Perhaps the Canucks will give him a chance to bounce back. He'll be worth keeping an eye on if they do.
Mar 2 - 2:12 PM

Radim Vrbata had two assists in a 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.

Vrbata has 22 goals and 44 points in 59 contests in 2014-15. He's played primarily with the Sedin twins this season, but he skated on a line with Derek Dorsett and Nick Bonino on Sunday. He'll probably end up back on a line with Henrik and Daniel Sedin eventually, but this situation is worth monitoring closely as Vrbata's fantasy worth does take a hit when he's off the top line, even if he had a good game on Sunday.
Mar 2 - 11:07 AM

Eddie Lack allowed five goals on 39 shots in Sunday's 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.

The Canucks held a 5-2 lead with under 14 minutes remaining when the Blues got goals from Dmitrij Jaskin, Petteri Lindbohm and David Backes to tie the game. Lack allowed three goals on 17 shots in the final frame, but he was lucky in overtime as the Blues fired two shots off the goalpost. The 27-year-old improves his record to 8-8-2 on the season.
Mar 2 - 12:39 AM

Yannick Weber scored a goal and an assist in Vancouver's 6-5 shootout win over St. Louis.

This was a wild game. The Canucks were up 5-2 with less than 14 minutes remaining before the Blues scored three unanswered goals to force overtime. Weber had just one point in his last 10 games coming into this game, so the Canucks will appreciate his offensive contribution. Nick Bonino, Radim Vrbata and Chris Higgins all scored in the shootout to give the Canucks the win. Weber has six goals and 14 points in 47 games this season.
Mar 2 - 12:32 AM

Eddie Lack will get the start in Sunday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

The 27-year-old is coming off a loss to Buffalo in which he allowed five goals on 23 shots. He has a 7-8-2 record with a 2.53 goals-against-average and a .916 save percentage.
Mar 1 - 1:10 PM

Brandon McMillan officially cleared waivers on Sunday.

Most players who clear waivers head to the minors, but Canucks' head coach Willie Desjardins said that he will keep McMillan on the roster for now.
Mar 1 - 12:54 PM

Shawn Matthias centered Chris Higgins and Linden Vey at practice.

Coach Willie Desjardins shuffled a couple of his lines on Saturday as Nick Bonino also switched and was between Derek Dorsett and Radim Vrbata. Look for the Canucks to take these lines into Sunday's game against St. Louis.
Mar 1 - 9:35 AM

Chris Tanev (head) practiced for the first time on Saturday but will not play on Sunday.

Tanev did not feel well after practice so he still needs some time before returning to action. "I just didn’t feel good after I skated," Tanev explained. "It was just the usual things (symptoms) for head injuries but it’s something you don’t want to take too lightly so you proceed with caution. "I've felt pretty good since I've started working out and skating. I’ll take it day-by-day here and proceed like the symptoms let me and, hopefully, I keep going symptom free. Obviously I’d like to be back as soon as I can but I’m not going to rush back."
Mar 1 - 9:31 AM

Frank Corrado (upper body) practiced on Saturday and could play on Sunday.

The Canucks would have to send a player to the minors as they have to take Corrado off the injured reserve list. Corrado has missed 13 games with the injury and was paired with Adam Clendening in practice. "When you’re not with the team for a month, you’re a little bit rusty but health-wise, I feel good and ready to help and contribute," said Corrado. "The injury has kind of progressed nicely, it’s healed and it’s as good as it’s going to get. It happened in the first period of that Minnesota game. I felt it big-time. I left after the first TV timeout in the second period to kind of see what it was, we didn’t know and I finished that game. Then I tried to go on for practice the next day and, obviously, couldn’t do it. We had an MRI and it kind of showed some stuff. So that’s how it went."
Mar 1 - 9:28 AM

Jacob Markstrom and Eddie Lack were teammates five years ago with Brynas of the Swedish Elite League.

The duo are very good friends with the difference now being that Markstrom is backing up Lack and Lack was the backup to Markstrom five seasons ago. Markstrom has yet to play in the NHL this season and was recalled when Ryan Miller went down with a leg injury. Markstrom was 17-7-2 with a 1.95 GAA and a .932 save percentage with Utica before his recall.
Mar 1 - 9:14 AM

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


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