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Chris Tanev (thumb) could return to action this week.

Tanev injured his thumb earlier in the month and will travel with the Canucks on their current road trip. He is Vancouver's best blueliner defensively and has a couple of goals and five points in 15 games. Stay tuned.
Nov 19 - 9:32 AM

Anders Nilsson stopped 27 of 31 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Midway through the third period, Tarasenko made a great move to go around the defenseman but Anders Nilsson pulled off the best save of the game to keep the score tied at three. The 27-year-old netminder's heroics salvaged a point for the Canucks who were up 3-1 midway through the second frame. The Swede's record drops to 4-1-1 with a 2.30 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.
Nov 19 - 1:04 AM

Sven Baertschi picked up a goal and an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Baertschi picked up Loui Eriksson's rebound and slid home his seventh goal of the season. He's up to 15 points in 20 games, putting him on a 62 point pace. He's turned into quite a steal for the Canucks considering they only gave up a 2nd round pick to acquire the talented forward back in 2015.
Nov 19 - 1:00 AM

It appears Alex Burmistrov will be a healthy scratch tonight.

Burmistrov, a former eighth overall pick has just five points in 15 games this season. He will sit for the third straight game. Patrick Wiercioch and Brendan Gaunce will be joining him in the press box.
Nov 18 - 10:00 PM

Jake Virtanen is projected to draw into the Canucks' lineup on Saturday.

Virtanen was a healthy scratch Thursday night. He's averaging just 9:44 minutes per game when he is in the lineup so even though he'll be playing, his role might be minimal. The former sixth overall pick has two goals and four points in 15 games this season.
Nov 18 - 2:37 PM

Troy Stecher participated in the Canucks' optional skate Saturday morning.

Although he is making progress from a knee injury, the fact that he was one of five players at the optional workout, indicates he will not be playing Saturday night against St. Louis.
Source: Canucks.com
Nov 18 - 2:29 PM

Chris Tanev was one of five Canuck players out for an optional skate Saturday morning.

Although that sounds like a positive thing, it likely means Tanev will not be playing in Saturday night's contest against the Blues. He is still recovering from a thumb injury.
Source: Canucks.com
Nov 18 - 2:27 PM

Anders Nilsson has been named as the Canucks' starting goalie for Saturday night's game against the Blues.

Nilsson is coming off a 30-save win over Los Angeles on Tuesday, his first start since October 26th. Despite that outing, we would stay away from Nilsson in this matchup.
Nov 18 - 1:58 PM

Chris Tanev (thumb) might be able to return on Saturday.

The fact that it's even a possibility is pretty impressive given that he wasn't projected to return until early December. He has two goals and five points in 15 games in 2017-18.
Nov 17 - 5:03 PM

Jacob Markstrom stopped 25 of 29 shots in a 5-2 loss to Vegas Thursday night.

Markstrom has allowed at least three goals in five straight games. He has a 5-7-2 record, 2.63 GAA, and .910 save percentage in 15 games. Given that backup goaltender Anders Nilsson has gotten off to an amazing start, Markstrom's slump might end up costing him some playing time.
Nov 17 - 10:10 AM

Jake Virtanen was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

Even in the 15 games Virtanen has played in this season, he's averaged just 9:44 minutes. There are concerns about how that might impact the 21-year-old's development, but that doesn't seem to be Canucks coach Travis Green's focus. "I’m not going to put Jake in for the better of Jake," Green said. "It’s a fine line between developing and doing what’s right for an individual and doing what’s right for the team." Virtanen has two goals and four points in 15 contests.
Nov 17 - 8:50 AM

Jacob Markstrom will play between the pipes Thursday night.

Markstrom got a breather on Tuesday, so his last start was on Saturday. He has a 5-6-2 record, 2.53 GAA, and .913 save percentage in 14 contests this season.
Nov 16 - 2:13 PM

Troy Stecher (knee) should be back in the near future.

Canucks coach Travis Green predicted that Stecher is just three or four days away from being ready. In other words, consider Stecher questionable for Saturday's game.
Nov 16 - 2:10 PM

Loui Eriksson registered an assist in Vancouver's 3-2 win against Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Eriksson was playing in his second game since returning from a knee injury. He has two assists in six contests in 2017-18.
Nov 15 - 5:24 AM

Sven Baertschi scored a power-play goal in the third period Tuesday in Los Angeles and it stood up as the game-winning tally.

It was Baertschi's first game-winner of the season, but he has been pretty productive in most other situations. The Swiss-born winger has posted six goals with 10 points over his past 11 games, emerging as a decent depth forward for fantasy owners in pools with 12 or more teams.
Nov 15 - 2:13 AM


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