Canucks Rumors & News

  • Canucks acquire Adam Clendening from Blackhawks "Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Adam Clendening from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for Gustav Forsling. Clendening, 22, has split the 2014.15 season with the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs. He collected two..." January 30

  • NHL teams can expect salary cap woes if Canadian dollar keeps falling "On a day when one of the game’s all-time greats formally announced his retirement, the plummeting exchange rate for the Canadian dollar probably isn’t the sexiest topic to tackle. But just like Martin Brodeur, who is staying on in a management role with the Blues, this situation isn’t going..." January 30

  • Ducks Dominance Of Canucks Is Complete In 4-0 Win

    Anaheim Calling "Anaheim takes advantage of an early softie, shuts Vancouver down defensively the rest of the way in sixth straight win. First Period As may be expected following a multi-day break from action for all but Ryan Getzlaf and Radim Vrbata between the two teams, the opening minutes were as much a..." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Canucks aim to improve poor home record, with ‘tired’ teams on the way

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have a good opportunity to improve their disappointing record at Rogers Arena, even as they kick off a six-game home stand against some pretty good teams. That’s because of the six teams coming into Vancouver over the next 12 days, four will have played the night before...." January 27

  • Canucks' Bieksa undergoes hand surgery, out 6-8 weeks

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks will attempt to hold a playoff spot without one of their top defensemen. Kevin Bieksa underwent surgery on his fractured hand and is expected to be out of the lineup for six-to-eight-weeks, according to Dan Murphy of Sportsnet. Injured during a game against the Tampa..." January 26

  • Enforcers’ era may be ending, but Tom Sestito not giving up

    Vancouver Province "The statistics can be as numbing as a punch to the head. For those known better for piling up fighting majors than playing meaningful minutes, this is worse than the plummeting price of oil on global stock markets. Oil will rebound. But with the number of fights down — depending on what..." January 25

  • Canucks won’t sacrifice the future to make team better today, says Linden

    Vancouver Sun "Trevor Linden likes his hockey team and his job, although he could use some thermal underwear. Out of the game for six years before Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini hired him last April to be the team’s president of hockey operations, Linden spent the week leading up to the National..." January 24

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    Iain MacIntyre @imacVanSun

    With Frankie Corrado impressive, GM Benning says #Canucks "not going to go out and get anybody" after Bieksa surgery. #6weeks?

  • Crosby, Stamkos top picks in All-Star draft "The stars of the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus will conduct a fantasy draft Friday to create teams for a real game to be played Sunday. We here at decided to get into the spirit by conducting our own All-Star fantasy draft. Dan Rosen played the role of Jonathan Toews; Corey..." January 22

  • Lightning win eighth straight at home, 4-1 over Canucks

    Tampa Tribune "Before Tampa Bay Lightning players and staff scattered and hit the road for a five-day break, they made sure to tidy things up at home. Tampa Bay heads into the All-Star break with a franchise record-tying eight-game home winning streak after knocking off Vancouver 4-1 in front of an..." January 21

  • Bieksa requires surgery, out indefinitely after being struck on wrist by Hedman shot

    Vancouver Province "Frank Corrado had a relaxing day off Wednesday instead of playing three AHL games in four nights with the Utica Comets. It was a sign that the blueliner may have finally arrived as a Vancouver Canucks mainstay and his outlook couldn’t be brighter. The same couldn’t be said for Kevin Bieksa, who..." January 21

  • Canucks keep rolling on the road, down Panthers 2-1

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks’ latest road trip is almost over, which is really kind of a shame. After all, they seem to be playing their best hockey in rinks not called Rogers Arena. The Canucks further enhanced their reputation as road warriors with a 2-1 win Monday night over old friend Roberto..." January 20

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Warm-up is underway in Florida. No Richardson, Weber or Corrado on the ice for the #Canucks.

  • Kassian on potential trade: ‘If it happens, it happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zack Kassian was once again a healthy scratch last night for the Vancouver Canucks. And once again his absence from the lineup, this time in Philadelphia, had people buzzing about a possible trade of the 23-year-old winger. So, how did Kassian, who vowed a couple of weeks ago that he wouldn’t..." January 16

  • Canucks shut out Flyers, 4-0

    Vancouver Sun "It was just one win and two points in the standings. But after beating the Philadelphia Flyers 4-0 Thursday night, the Vancouver Canucks must have felt like running to the top of those famous steps Rocky Balboa climbed just down the street from the Wells Fargo Center. This was a win the..." January 16

  • No panic in this room’ as Canucks try to bust slump

    Vancouver Sun "It seems everyone is worrying about another second-half slide, except the Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks head into Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers (4 p.m. Pacific, Sportsnet Pacific, TSN 1040) riding a three-game losing streak and starved for goals. And that, of course, has..." January 15

  • After lengthy absence, Hamhuis back for Canucks tomorrow

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver will get back a key piece of its defensive core on Friday in Carolina. Dan Hamhuis, who’s missed the last 21 games with a groin tear, will draw back into the lineup tomorrow when the Canucks take on the ‘Canes at PNC. (Note: Technically, Hamhuis will miss a 22nd game tonight, as he..." January 15

  • Predators beat Canucks; Pekka Rinne injured

    Tennessean "The Predators defeated Vancouver 5-1 on Tuesday night at Bridgestone Arena to reach a four-game winning streak for the second time this season. But the loss of goaltender Pekka Rinne overshadowed the streak and the Predators' move into sole possession of first place in the overall NHL..." January 14

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    No Chris Higgins tonight, he's out with the flu. #Canucks

  • No sniff of a Canucks goalie controversy this season

    Vancouver Province "Roberto Luongo has been gone for eight months. It feels more like eight years. Seeing him glad-handing in the Rogers Arena hallways for two days is some throwback. Sure, it stirs memories of the Canucks dominating the hapless Northwest Division. And along with all those wins comes images..." January 08

  • Canucks hold off Islanders

    Vancouver Sun "Nick Bonino bumped a slump. So did Linden Vey. Ryan Stanton? He doesn’t quite know how to describe the dry spell that he finally snapped Tuesday night when the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 at Rogers Arena. Stanton went 0-for-2014. Didn’t score a goal the entire calendar..." January 07

  • Panthers' Luongo back in Vancouver to face Canucks "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo isn't sure what to expect from Vancouver Canucks fans when he returns for the first time to play his old team on Thursday. With Luongo, it's often hard to tell the cheers from jeers anyway. "Loos and boos all sound the same, so I won't be able to..." January 07

  • NHL to unveil player-tracking for All-Star Game "The NHL is preparing to take a glimpse into the future by using player-tracking technology at the upcoming all-star game. Officials from the league and NHL Players’ Association will be in Columbus for testing early next week, according to two sources, with the goal of employing the Sportvision..." January 06

  • Canucks’ Benning on Kassian: ‘He’s got the physicality and size to be a power forward for us’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Zack Kassian is expected to be in the lineup tonight when the Vancouver Canucks play host to the Detroit Red Wings. It’ll be Kassian’s first game since Nov. 25. The 23-year-old was originally out with a broken finger, but was a healthy scratch for the Canucks 3-2 to loss to the L.A. Kings on..." January 03

  • Kings start new year with a road win over Canucks

    Los Angeles Times "eave it to Mr. Game 7 and a man who has created his own past playoff magic in this arena to lead the Kings out of their road abyss. It was right wing Justin Williams and center Jarret Stoll scoring goals 53 seconds apart, late in the third period to push the Kings to a come-from-behind 3-2..." January 02

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    Dan Murphy @sportsnetmurph

    #Canucks Hamhuis update (sort of) : has been skating and "pushing" his lower body injury. Still hopes to play before NHL all star break.

  • Canucks Zack Kassian remains out of line-up, but promises big things once he gets back in

    Vancouver Province "In our New Year’s Day haze, here are five things we’re pondering heading into the Kings invading Rogers this evening. 1. The Canucks have points in four straight (3-0-1) and are coming off that impressive 3-1 road win over the San Jose Sharks. That said, isn’t a match-up with a physical Kings..." January 02

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    NHL Player Safety @NHLPlayerSafety

    Vancouver's Jannik Hansen has been fined $5,000 for an illegal check to the head of San Jose's Tommy Wingels.

  • Canucks handle Sharks 3-1 to improve on impressive divisional record

    Vancouver Sun "Apparently, this Pacific Division isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. The Vancouver Canucks don’t seem to be having much trouble, anyway. In their last game of 2014, the Canucks skated into the Shark Tank and emerged with two points. That’s four in two trips this season. The Canucks got goals..." December 31

  • Ducks Top Canucks in OT, 2-1

    Anaheim Calling "Started out a little slow, but once the Ducks got rolling they would not be stopped. Minor change in the forward lines from last night in Arizona, Max Frieberg was brought up from Norfolk for his first career NHL game and inserted in place of Dany Heatley on the fourth line. Also the..." December 29

  • Canucks recall defenseman Sanguinetti from Utica

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti from the American Hockey League’s Utica Comets. Sanguinetti, 26, has eight goals and 17 points in 27 AHL games this season. According to Steve Ewen of The Vancouver Province, Sanguinetti isn’t expected to play tonight when the..." December 28

  • Canucks storm past Coyotes, 7-1

    Vancouver Sun "Turns out the gift that keeps on giving is Mike Smith. At least until he is hooked. The Arizona Coyotes’ goalie allowed four goals on 11 shots Monday – three of them awful – as the Vancouver Canucks surged into the Christmas break with a 7-1 win and the cheer of a two-game National Hockey..." December 23

  • Canucks announce Jannik Hansen cleared to play

    The Score "Forward Jannik Hansen has been cleared to resume play after his latest round of tests confirmed the positive results he received over the weekend, the Vancouver Canucks have announced. Hansen was hospitalized after collapsing on the bench during Saturday's game against the Calgary Flames." December 23

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Morning practice. Kassian is back from injury, skating with the team. Hansen, Hamhuis & Sestito are not. #Canucks

  • Jannik Hansen OK after mid-game collapse

    Yahoo! Sports "There was quite the scary scene at Rogers Arena on Saturday night. Canucks forward Jannik Hansen collapsed on the Vancouver bench following a big hit by Calgary defenseman Dennis Wideman. The above photo is of Hansen collapsing via HockeyWays on Twitter. It appears that Wideman slammed in..." December 21

  • Report: Kassian a trade possiblity for Bruins?

    CSN New England "Another Bruins trade target name to consider, courtesy of Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, is underachieving Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian. He’s 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and still young at 23, with the pedigree of a former first-round pick who was tapped to be a “future..." December 19

  • Kari Lehtonen, Dallas Stars Shut Out Vancouver Canucks 2-0

    Defending Big D "Lehtonen came up huge early and came up huge often, stopping all 27 shots that he faced along the way It wasn't always pretty, but in a lot of ways it was exactly the type of win that the Dallas Stars needed. Kari Lehtonen recorded a 27-save shutout, Colton Sceviour and Antoine Roussel..." December 18

  • Bo won’t go: Canucks not lending Horvat for World Juniors

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shortly after Washington announced it wouldn’t be sending Andre Burkovsky to the World Junior championships, the Canucks did the same with their budding young talent. Bo Horvat, the ninth overall pick at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, won’t be released to Team Canada for the Worlds, to be played in..." December 15

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    #Canucks recall @TomSestito23 from the @UticaComets. Release -

  • Canadiens opened a five-game homestand with a 3-1 win over the Canucks

    Montreal Gazette "The skinny: Rookie Sven Andrighetto is making an immediate impact on the National Hockey League. Andrighetto scored a goal in his NHL debut on Saturday in Dallas and he assisted on Tomas Plekanec’s winner as the Canadiens opened a five-game homestand Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over the Vancouver..." December 10

  • Ottawa Senators snap skid with OT win over Vancouver Canucks

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators may have given coach Paul MacLean a lifeline. First, they made him sweat. The Senators halted their five-game losing skid in the nick of time with a heroic comeback in a dramatic 4-3 OT victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday night in front of 16,870 at the Canadian Tire..." December 08

  • ‘I don’t try to hurt people,’ says Robidas after catching Matthias with elbow to the head

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday, and they also face the possibility of losing forward Shawn Matthias to injury. Maple Leafs defenseman Stephane Robidas caught Matthias with an elbow to the head late in the second period, knocking Matthias out of the game. He..." December 07

  • Goalie Eddie Lack perfect as Canucks down Penguins, 3-0

    Vancouver Sun "Don’t fear the Penguin. Even if his name is Sidney or Evgeni. That was the message Eddie Lack got from his mom before the Vancouver Canucks faced the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night. Lack was making his first start in two weeks and his mom sent out a good-luck tweet from Sweden that..." December 05

  • Canucks power past Capitals, 4-3

    Vancouver Sun "In case you hadn’t noticed, Daniel Sedin hasn’t been scoring as much. He entered Tuesday night’s game at the Verizon Center with just four goals. Only three Canuck forwards -- Zack Kassian, Derek Dorsett and Bo Horvat -- had fewer. He had scored just two power-play goals in his last 63..." December 03

  • Datsyuk nets two as Red Wings beat Canucks 5-3

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings increased their season-high win streak to four games today after waiting out a 34-minute power outage at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings scored two power plays goals against the Vancouver Canucks and went on to win, 5-3. It was the fourth time in their past seven games that..." December 01

  • Canucks forward Alex Burrows takes skate to face, returns to game

    Fox Sports "Alex Burrows is looking a little tougher after Sunday's game against the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. The Vancouver Canucks forward found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when he took a skate to the face in the second period. Burrows fell down in front of Vancouver's net,..." December 01

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    Jon Abbott @HockeyAbbs

    Jensen(healthy) Sestito/Kassian/Hamhuis/Corrado(healthy) are not in lineup for #Canucks 22-33-17 23-8 starting 5 vs #Wings #TSN1040

  • Canucks’ Hamhuis expected to be out till after Christmas

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sources have indicated to ProHockeyTalk that Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis will be out of the Vancouver lineup until after Christmas. Hamhuis suffered a lower body injury on Nov. 20 and will miss his fourth game when the Canucks visit the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. PHT has learned that..." November 30

  • Canucks grab top spot in NHL with 5-0 win over Blue Jackets

    Vancouver Sun "Two straight shutouts. One goal surrendered in the last three games. Wasn’t it only yesterday that Ryan Miller was expressing concern about the state of his game? OK, it was 10 days ago. It was after a 5-4 National Hockey League win in Edmonton on Nov. 19 that Miller acknowledged he was..." November 29