Canucks Rumors & News

  • Alex Burrows well enough to travel with Vancouver Canucks

    MetroNews Canada "Canucks forward Alex Burrows is healthy enough to return to Vancouver with the team after his extended stay in Calgary. Head coach Willie Desjardins said prior to Saturday’s Game 6 of the team’s playoff series against the Flames that the injured Burrows was well enough to fly." April 25

  • Ryan Miller braces for thriller in Red Hell

    Vancouver Sun "It looked for a short time like Ryan Miller’s sole contribution to this playoff series would be chirping Michael Ferland as the Calgary Flames’ wrecking ball was escorted past the Vancouver Canuck bench after the brawl near the end of Game 2 last Friday. Even doing that, Miller surprised us. I..." April 25

  • Longtime NHL d-man Jiri Slegr calls it a career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Journeyman blueliner Jiri Slegr, who appeared in over 600 NHL contests with six different organizations, announced his retirement from professional hockey after a final season with HC Litvinov of the Czech League. Slegr, 43, broke into the NHL with Vancouver during the 1992-93 season and went..." April 24

  • Canucks beat Flames, still down in series 3-2

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks did something they haven’t in three years: they won an elimination game Thursday against the Calgary Flames. Now, they need to win another. Actually, they need to win two more elimination games, but that sounds a little daunting, so we’re going to stick with one. That’s..." April 24

  • Canucks' Burrows out for rest of first round "Vancouver Canucks forward Alexandre Burrows will miss the remainder of the team's first-round series against the Calgary Flames. Burrows was assisted off the ice during practice on Tuesday afternoon in Calgary. It was later revealed that Burrows suffered a rib injury. EMTs attended to the..." April 23

  • Canucks' Miller will start Game 5 against Flames

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks are turning to Ryan Miller with their season on the line. Miller began the playoffs backing up Eddie Lack, but stopped all 15 shots he faced when called upon to replace Lack after one period of Tuesday's Game 4 against the Calgary Flames. The Canucks have decided to stick..." April 23

  • First line comes out firing as Flames send Canucks to the brink with 3-1 Game 4 win

    Calgary Herald "His first goal arrived little more than a year ago, Game 82 of the regular season. His first playoff goal arrived Tuesday evening, Game 4 of the playoffs. Both goals against the Vancouver Canucks. So comparable feats? Uh, not really, according to Johnny Gaudreau. “My first NHL goal?..." April 22

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Desjardins said Burrows is still in Calgary and won't be available for the rest of the series. "It's nothing serious." #Canucks

  • Report: Burrows suffers broken rib at practice "Alex Burrows has a broken rib, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, after a scary incident at the Scotiabank Saddledome earlier in the day. A concerned looking Burrows was wheeled out of the Canucks dressing room on a stretcher after the morning skate, and was loaded into an ambulance. The..." April 22

  • Alex Burrows leaves Canucks practice on stretcher; will miss Game 4

    Vancouver Sun "Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows suffered an unknown injury during the team’s morning skate in Calgary and was carried out of the Saddledome on a stretcher. The Canucks have announced that the 34-year-old winger “sustained an upper body injury and was taken to hospital after practice this morning..." April 21

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Alex Burrows' Game 3 instigator is likely to be rescinded -- making him eligible for Game 4.

  • Choke hold nearly sent Eddie Lack over ledge

    Vancouver Sun "There is choking in sports and then there is being choked, which Vancouver Canuck goalie Eddie Lack explained happened to him Friday in Vancouver’s 4-1 playoff win over the Calgary Flames. Flames winger Brandon Bollig managed to land on top of Lack during a second period skirmish and he didn’t..." April 19

  • Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley fined $50,000 by the NHL "The NHL has fined Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley $50,000 for his role in the brawl that occurred late in Game 2 against the Vancouver Canucks Friday. The fine was issued in accordance with By-Law 17.3 (a) for “conduct prejudicial to or against the welfare of the league,” according to an..." April 19

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Flames have asked NHL to review Engelland instigator. If rescinded, he is clear for Game 3

  • Canucks bounce back with clutch 4-1 win to even series against Flames

    Vancouver Sun "It is a best-of-five series now, one that suddenly has some real feeling. These are the playoffs, after all. In desperate need of a bounce-back game after dropping the series opener, the Vancouver Canucks delivered just that in textbook fashion Friday night, defeating the Calgary Flames 4-1..." April 18

  • Flames skate away with 2-1 Game 1 win after late Kris Russell goal

    Calgary Herald "No matter which way you cut it, rookies ruled this night. From the dash of Ronalds Kenins to the scoring of Bo Horvat. From the jam of teenager Sam Bennett to the smash-happy Michael Ferland. But it was left to veteran Kris Russell to play hero. With 29.6 seconds remaining in the third..." April 16

  • Canucks 6 Oilers 5 (OT): A night of comebacks as Miller returns, and Edler caps the rally

    Vancouver Province "Henrik Lundqvist is a pretty good goalie. He missed seven weeks this season. Upon his return, he have up four goals on the first 14 shots. It happens. Lundqvist went on to win the next four, giving up more than two goals once. Saturday was Ryan Miller’s turn. The Canucks starter for the..." April 12

  • Canucks lineup questions abound, but most of all, how much will Yannick Weber sign for?

    Vancouver Province "Before the ink was dry on the Luca Sbisa contract some of the difficulties in paying the fellow that much money came to light. If Sbisa is worth a cap hit of $3.6 million, what number is appropriate for Yannick Weber, who has been a solid No. 4 defenceman and a clear catalyst for the improving..." April 11

  • Canucks howling after dumping Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "The nearest team to the Vancouver Canucks was the farthest thing on anyone’s mind last September when people discussed playoff projections. Of course, the Canucks weren’t in most of those conversations, either. But here they are, getting ready to face the Lazarus-like Calgary Flames in a..." April 10

  • Canucks' Ryan Miller will back up Eddie Lack vs. Coyotes

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller will dress for Thursday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Eddie Lack will start and Miller will serve as the backup in the Canucks' penultimate game of the regular season. Goalie Jacob Markstrom was reassigned to Vancouver's AHL affiliate, the Utica..." April 09

  • Dorsett & Sbisa signed to multi-year contracts "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed forward Derek Dorsett to a four-year contract and defenceman Luca Sbisa to three-year contract. “Derek has been an incredibly valuable member of the Canucks roster, both on and off the ice this year,”..." April 08

  • Canucks crown Kings, move closer to clinching playoff spot

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks made a point in addition to earning two very big ones in the standings on Monday night. The Canucks came from behind to beat the Los Angeles Kings 2-1 in a shootout in what was a wildly entertaining game, delighting a sellout crowd at Rogers Arena that can taste the..." April 07

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Blackhawks clinch playoff berth with win over Canucks

    CSN Chicago "Another year, another playoff berth clinched. It’s become a habit for these Blackhawks, who secured a playoff berth for the seventh consecutive season on Thursday night. But just as important as gaining that postseason spot is how the Blackhawks are playing right now – and that’s pretty darn..." April 03

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Coach confirms Miller is not ready to play, he's joining the team to practice. Next step in his recovery. #Canucks

  • Canucks weather late short-handed storm, down Predators in shootout

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks were in a little trouble at the start of the game and Alex Burrows was in deep trouble by the end. But along the way the National Hockey League team continued to steam toward the National Hockey League playoffs by doing just enough to beat the Nashville Predators 5-4 in a..." April 01

  • Report: No suspension for Burrows after Gaustad hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver’s Alex Burrows won’t face any supplemental discipline for his hit on Nashville’s Paul Gaustad on Tuesday night, per TVA’s Renaud Lavoie. Burrows, who has been suspended once already this season, was given a game misconduct for this late in the third period of the Canucks’ 5-4 shootout..." April 01

  • Canucks 4 Blues 1: Second line carries Canucks to crucial win

    Vancouver Province "At least now we know where the Canucks second line went for months. It didn't disappear, it was just waiting for the games to matter a little more. Better late, than never. To start the most critical road trip Vancouver has had in years, and that's not hyperbole, the Canucks were carried..." March 31

  • Avs Dominate Early and Hold on Late. Beat Canucks 4-1

    Mile High Hockey "Gabe Landeskog and a big 2nd period performance led the Avalanche to a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks First Period: Moments before puck drop, there was no question which team looked better, as the Vancouver Canuck's donned their beautiful Vancouver Millionaires throwback jerseys...." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Canucks ground Jets, 5-2, to win fifth in six games

    Vancouver Sun "The last time a team called the Winnipeg Jets won a game in Vancouver, it was 1995 and it took 78 points to make the playoffs in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference. Tuesday, four years since the NHL returned to Winnipeg, the Jets came here on pace for a 98-point season and still..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Canucks announce Chris Tanev five year extension. AAV $4.45M.

  • Canucks sign D Chris Tanev to five-year extension "Defenseman Chris Tanev may not be a big-name player in the league, but he has become an integral part of the Vancouver Canucks blue line over the last three seasons. Tuesday, the Canucks rewarded him with a five-year extension. The deal is worth $22.25 million according to Elliotte Friedman of..." March 24

  • Jacob Markstrom makes most of second chance as Canucks edge Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "Jacob Markstrom insisted his previous start as a Vancouver Canuck had been pretty much erased from his memory. What happened March 3 wasn’t there in the back of his head Sunday night when he finally got his second start of the season. Well, he may have forgotten about that game, but Canuck..." March 23

  • Canucks' Burrows questionable against Coyotes "The Vancouver Canucks could be without forward Alexandre Burrows when they go for a two-game, two-day sweep of a weekend road trip that ends Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Vancouver earned a huge 4-1 win Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. Fomer Coyote Radim Vrbata scored his 27th goal..." March 22

  • Canucks enhance playoff chances with big win over Kings

    Vancouver Sun "It is a game the Vancouver Canucks can stick in their memory bank and use come playoff time. And thanks to Saturday’s huge 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center, there is more than a good chance there will indeed be a playoffs for the Canucks. Vancouver fell behind 1-0,..." March 22

  • NHL will review Toffoli hit on Burrows "As the Los Angeles Kings make a push for one of the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference, the last thing they need is for one of their key players to miss a few games. But the NHL may have no choice but to sit Tyler Toffoli down." March 22

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    The Mayor John Hoven @mayorNHL

    Per #LAKings mgmt, Tyler Toffoli will not be suspended or have any further discipline from NHL for yesterday's hit on #Canucks Alex Burrows.

  • I don't think he's tired,' says Canucks GM Benning of goalie Lack

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brought back into the role of starting goalie since the injury to Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack has now appeared in 13 consecutive games for the Vancouver Canucks. And it’s very likely he’ll continue to see the bulk of the work, as that team fights for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. On..." March 21

  • Canucks, Burrows take down Flyers, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "On a night the Vancouver Canucks honoured Pat Quinn, it was another ‘Irishman’ who helped cap off what was a highly emotional evening in style. You’ve heard of Alex O’Burrows, right? Okay, he’s French-Canadian, but it was St. Patrick’s Day, so technically everyone is Irish. Burrows scored..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

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    Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN

    Ryan Miller will not be back playing for #canucks before the playoffs. More coming up on @TSN1040

  • Canucks continue to cash under tickets "The Vancouver Canucks have gone under in five consecutive games, with the offense faltering and the defense playing well. The Canucks have scored and 11 goals over their past five, for a combined average of 4.4 goals per contest. " March 17

  • Dorsett Having A Career Year

    Nucks Misconduct "When Jim Benning traded a third-round pick to the Rangers (acquired in the Kesler trade) for Derek Dorsett last June he said: "We've been talking about bringing in some good energy guys that are going to work hard and compete hard physically and he's going to do that for us." That is what he..." March 16

  • Canucks sign Ashton Sautner

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly come to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with free agent defenseman Ashton Sautner. The 20-yeat-old was 12th among blue liners in scoring in the Western Hockey League with 12 goals and 48 points in 68 games entering Friday night’s..." March 14

  • Kings Stifle Canucks, Regain Playoff Spot

    Jewels From The Crown "The Kings are back in a playoff spot! They're now an entire point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, so the Kings can pretty much coast through the rest of the regular season. Well, probably not. But the Kings certainly gained a lot of ground today. Let's look at how they overcame the Vancouver..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12