Canucks Rumors & News

  • Dorsett leaves Canucks to be examined for neck stiffness "Vancouver Canucks forward Derek Dorsett left the team Tuesday and returned to Vancouver to see a specialist after experiencing stiffness in his neck and back. Dorsett had cervical spine fusion surgery on Dec. 5 after a neck injury that left his arms numb and threatened to end his playing..." November 21

  • Mentally tougher Canucks aren’t interested in ‘moral victories’

    Sportsnet "It was a single point and a moral victory, and maybe last year that would have been enough for the Vancouver Canucks. But having shown in the first quarter of this National Hockey League season that they are a better team than they were last year – and better than anyone expected – the Canucks..." November 19

  • Canucks' Sven Baertschi to donate $500 to HEROS for every goal scored

    CBS Sports "The Canucks' Sven Baertschi has pledged a $500 donation to Hockey Education Reaching Out Society for every goal he scores this year. The Switzerland native has been working with HEROS since 2014 when he played for the Calgary Flames, and is now an ambassador for the program. Called Sven Scores..." November 14

  • Sharks’ Meier could face suspension for cheap shot on Canucks’ Del Zotto

    San Jose Mercury News "Timo Meier could be hearing from the NHL Department of Player Safety Sunday. Meier received an elbowing major and a game misconduct penalty at 18:37 of the third period for jabbing the butt end of his stick into the chin of Canucks defenseman Michael Del Zotto, dropping him to the ice." November 12

  • Sedin, Thornton share mutual respect in ‘fraternity of passers’

    Sportsnet "Henrik Sedin has a favourite player and he isn’t his brother Danny. He isn’t Alex Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid nor any of the many Swedes in the National Hockey League. He’s Joe Thornton. Since the summer after their 1999 draft by the Vancouver Canucks when Henrik and Daniel Sedin..." November 12

  • Sharks’ Timo Meier fined for incident involving Canucks’ Del Zotto

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,403.67 for an incident involving Vancouver Canucks defender Michael Del Zotto, the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday. The play in question occurred in the final minutes of San Jose’s 5-0 win over Vancouver on Saturday." November 12

  • Eriksson returns to Canucks lineup against Sharks, Virtanen sits

    Sportsnet "Veteran winger Loui Eriksson will rejoin the Vancouver Canucks lineup for their game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, the club announced. The 32-year-old has been sidelined since mid-October while dealing with a knee injury, but will make his return Saturday to appear in his fifth game..." November 11

  • Canucks owner 'optimistic' about extension for GM Benning

    The Province "In the ongoing debate over Jim Benning’s managerial acumen, there’s really only one opinion that counts, and if the Vancouver Canucks’ general manager was concerned about his job security, that matter was laid to rest this week. “I am pleased with how Jim has performed,” Canucks owner Francesco..." November 11

  • Canucks trying to figure out if they’re real as a playoff contender

    Sportsnet "It’s proof how much the Vancouver Canucks have improved and raised expectations since last season that a week in which the team has gone 2-2 is considered a dip in form. Last season, going 2-2 over six days, with one win against the Stanley Cup champion and another on the road against a..." November 11

  • Canucks’ Tanev out with upper-body injury; Edler expected to return

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks’ top defensive pairing of Alexander Edler and Chris Tanev is so cohesive and in-tune that, apparently, the players can even synchronize their injuries. Excitement about the expected return from injury by Edler on Thursday night is mitigated by the absence of Tanev, who is..." November 09

  • Brock Boeser belongs in conversation with NHL’s young stars

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser has a ceiling he hasn’t even begun to test yet, according to Todd Bertuzzi who appeared on the Starting Lineup Tuesday with Sportsnet 650. “What if this Brock is actually a player like Auston Matthews? What if he’s a player like Patrik Laine? What if he’s a player like Dylan..." November 07

  • Best NHL trade targets with Duchene off the market

    Pro Hockey Talk "Fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes, and other teams must feel a little left out after this weekend. While those GMs either were afraid to pay the sticker price or weren’t in the conversation, the bottom line is that the Ottawa Senators got Matt Duchene,..." November 07

  • Canucks have something special in young Brock Boeser

    Sportsnet "It’s not true that the Vancouver Canucks do not have a 30- or 40-goal scorer in their lineup. Brock Boeser just hasn’t gotten there yet. This season or next, he will. The “Brocket’s” hat trick Saturday in a 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins demonstrated again the special talent the..." November 05

  • Canucks Reassign Jayson Megna "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has assigned centre Jayson Megna to the Utica Comets. Megna, 27, played one game with the Canucks and has collected one assist and four penalty minutes in four games with the Comets this season. He split last season..." November 05

  • Derek Dorsett’s inspiring comeback at heart of upstart Canucks

    Sportsnet "One of Allison Dorsett’s favourite stories about her husband is one of her first. She was studying childhood education at Ohio State University when this guy she had just met invited her to a hockey game. So Allison took a friend to watch Derek Dorsett play a pre-season game for the Columbus..." November 04

  • Canucks recall goaltender Thatcher Demko from AHL Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled goaltender Thatcher Demko from the AHL’s Utica Comets. Demko is one of the brightest goaltending prospects in the game today, having broken Cory Schneider’s shutout record at Boston College in 2015-16. He’s off to a very strong start with Utica, posting a..." November 04

  • Canucks’ Troy Stecher out 4-6 weeks with knee injury

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher will miss the next four to six weeks with a knee injury, the team announced Tuesday." October 24

  • Canucks’ Troy Stecher leaves game vs. Red Wings with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher exited Sunday’s game against with a lower-body injury. Stecher was tangled up in a knee-on-knee collision with Detroit’s Tomas Tatar in the final minutes of the second period, after which he limped down the tunnel favouring his left leg. Stecher..." October 22

  • Canucks' Gudbranson suspended 1 game for boarding Bruins' Vatrano

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano. Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver's game at Boston on Thursday night. The Canucks blueliner also received a..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Canucks’ Loui Eriksson out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson will miss the next four to six weeks with a knee sprain. The 32-year-old was hurt during Saturday’s loss to the Calgary Flames." October 17

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Canucks recall centre Michael Chaput from Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled centre Michael Chaput from the Utica Comets ahead of the Canucks’ game against the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday. " October 17

  • Canucks sign 55th overall pick Jonah Gadjovich to an entry-level contract

    Vancouver Courier "He may look like a grizzled veteran already, but Jonah Gadjovich just turned 19 last week. The 55th-overall pick in the 2017 NHL draft is off to a strong start in his fourth OHL season and the Canucks have apparently seen enough to get him inked to his first professional contract. The sizeable..." October 17

  • Canucks’ Edler out 4-6 weeks with MCL Sprain

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Alex Edler will miss 4-6 weeks due to a sprained knee ligament. Head coach Travis Green confirmed the news Saturday after the team’s morning skate. Edler, who has one assist in three games this season, sprained his medial collateral ligament in Thursday’s game..." October 14

  • Derek Dorsett's pride, pace, pesky play spark shutdown winger

    The Province "Derek Dorsett seemed stunned by the summation. Reminded that his projected role with the Vancouver Canucks has been widely scrutinized — he may not be an every day player because of what the 30-year-old winger has endured with his health and the taxing game he must play — he paused for a moment..." October 09

  • Canucks' Darren Archibald being considered by Hockey Canada for Olympics

    Sporting News "Earning an NHL contract is the top priority for Utica Comets’ Darren Archibald this season; however, while at Vancouver Canucks training camp in September the undrafted forward received an unexpected phone call. The 27-year-old was notified by Hockey Canada that he is being considered for a..." October 09

  • Canucks coach Green might limit Boeser, Virtanen to 50-60 games

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jake Virtanen and Brock Boeser are the Vancouver Canucks’ future, but fans might not see nearly as much of them as they’d like this season. Per the Vancouver Province: Green has already acknowledged that in a tough division and conference and with a brutal travel schedule, Virtanen and..." October 09

  • Penguins send D Pouliot to Canucks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have acquried Derrick Pouliot from the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick. Pouliot, 23, appeared in 11 games with the Penguins last season, failing to post a point. He scored seven goals and added 16 assists in 46 games at the AHL..." October 03

  • Virtanen rests his case to crack Canucks’ roster

    Sportsnet "When looking at Jake Virtanen’s individual stat line Saturday night, it was impossible to ignore two numbers. The 21-year-old Vancouver Canuck, trying to reset his National Hockey League career after a false start that sent him to the minors last season, scored his fourth goal in his sixth..." October 01

  • Virtanen proving he’s up to the challenge of cracking Canucks roster

    Pro Hockey Talk "Will Jake Virtanen begin the year in the American Hockey League? Or has the 2014 sixth-overall pick done enough this preseason to crack the Canucks’ opening night roster? The 21-year-old forward has 65 games worth of NHL experience since he was selected, but with the number of forwards in camp..." September 30

  • Alexander Burmistrov trying to define role with Canucks

    Sporting News "Don't let Alexander Burmistrov's standing in the Canucks' depth chart fool you. There aren't many more compelling tales than the one he's scribed since first making the jump to the NHL as an 18-year-old eight seasons ago. At one point, it looked Burmistrov might be the type of building block..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Report | Blues expected to sign Scottie Upshall

    Fanrag Sports "Forward Scottie Upshall has spent the preseason on a professional tryout with the Vancouver Canucks, but he will now reportedly be heading to the St. Louis Blues to sign a deal for the 2017-18 season, according to Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet. He is expected to sign a new deal on Friday. For..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Canucks assign Jordan Subban, six others to AHL camp

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have assigned seven players, including defenceman Jordan Subban, to training camp with the AHL’s Utica Comets. Subban, the younger brother of Nashville’s P.K. Subban, has spent that last two seasons with Utica after being drafted in the fourth round by Vancouver in 2013." September 23

  • Canucks’ Horvat out a week with upper-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Canucks will resume their preseason schedule on Thursday, although it appears right now that Bo Horvat will likely not be in the lineup. Just prior to puck drop against the L.A. Kings on Saturday, the Canucks announced that Horvat is expected to be out a week with an upper-body..." September 23

  • Canucks could be in tricky situation with defenceman Erik Gudbranson

    The Athletic "The first three months of the 2017-18 season may very well determine Erik Gudbranson's future with the Vancouver Canucks. If he plays well, a long-term contract extension could be signed early in the new year. If, on the other hand, he doesn't play well, Canucks management could be facing..." September 21

  • Eriksson looks to bounce back after ‘tough start’ with Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Canucks signed Loui Eriksson last summer, with the hopes he’d help give them a boost in scoring. It didn’t quite turn out that way — at least not during Eriksson’s first year of a lucrative six-year, $36 million contract with the Canucks. He scored only 11 times with 24 points in 65..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Report: Anton Rodin can head back to Sweden if he doesn’t make Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks drafted Anton Rodin in the second round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. That’s a long time ago. But the 26-year-old has yet to establish himself as a regular in their lineup. Last season, he was limited to just three games because of a significant knee injury. This year,..." September 15

  • Green’s NHL experiences can help Virtanen flourish with Canucks

    Sportsnet "Travis Green was going to be a star. Anyone who remembers him piling up points for the Spokane Chiefs at the end of the 1980s would have sworn it. Green was a strong, rangy centre. Besides his size, the boy from Castlegar, B.C., had terrific hands and enough toughness to survive. It was only..." September 15

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Green on Virtanen: Time in AHL a ‘great learning situation’

    Sportsnet "There are few prospects more polarizing in the NHL than Vancouver’s Jake Virtanen. Whatever your opinion, what’ll matter to Virtanen is that of his coach. And Travis Green sounds pretty confident that Virtanen can still grow into a solid NHL player. “Some people think being sent down to the..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11