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  • Canucks rule Elias Pettersson out for game vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Elias Pettersson will miss at least one more game with a knee injury as he has been ruled out for Wednesday’s contest against the Edmonton Oilers. “I’m feeling better every day,” the rookie phenom said after he took the ice before Canucks practice. " January 16

  • Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson ‘day-to-day’ with knee injury

    NHL.com "Elias Pettersson could return for the Vancouver Canucks when they host the Edmonton Oilers at Rogers Arena on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET; SNP, SNW, NHL.TV). "He had a good skate today," Canucks coach Travis Green said Tuesday. "I think it was about 40 minutes. He'll..." January 15

  • Vancouver Finds Short-Term Solution With Michael Leighton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have had a goaltending problem since trading Anders Nilsson. No, it’s certainly not the play of Jacob Markstrom who was remarkable earlier this week in a win over the Florida Panthers, stopping 23 of 24 shots. It’s not with Thatcher Demko either, who has still..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • How Jake Virtanen embraced physical play way back in minor hockey

    Sportsnet "It’s hard to recognize the bustling Walnut Grove neighborhood of Langley from the time when Jake Virtanen was little. But he hasn’t changed. He still loves to launch opponents into the boards, which are more resistant in the National Hockey League than they were in the..." January 13

  • Canucks’ Pettersson resumes skating as return to lineup nears

    Sportsnet "Nine days after a sprained knee took him out of the Vancouver Canucks’ lineup, outstanding rookie Elias Pettersson looked excellent Saturday on his return to the ice. Unfortunately, the only guy skating with him was Canucks skills coach Glen Carnegie. Pettersson’s..." January 12

  • Will the Blue Jackets trade Sergei Bobrovsky? Here are six potential landing spots for the veteran goalie

    CBS Sports "Some surprising news came out Columbus on Thursday afternoon when the Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky would be absent from the team during their game against the Nashville Predators. There wasn't a lot of information given with that announcement, but the language of..." January 10

  • The Vancouver Canucks Have To Do Something With Alexander Edler

    Last Word On Hockey "As we inch closer to the National Hockey League trade deadline, many teams will have to make a decision on whether they will be buyers or sellers. For the Vancouver Canucks, the answer is obvious. How much do they want to sell off a roster which has exceeded expectations due to the arrival..." January 10

  • Canucks' Elias Pettersson: Lands on IR

    CBS Sports "The Canucks placed Petterson (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports. Considering Pettersson is dealing with an MCL sprain and is expected to miss a week or two, it makes sense that the Canucks have opened another roster spot by placing him on..." January 08

  • Canucks' Pettersson diagnosed with slight knee sprain

    The Province "Elias Pettersson will miss something along the lines of one or two weeks of action after an MRI revealed a slight sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his right knee. The Vancouver Canucks rookie missed Saturday’s 5-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs and is likely to also..." January 06

  • Canucks considered asking Quinn Hughes to join them this season

    Sportsnet "Blessed with dynamic young talent in Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser, the Vancouver Canucks could’ve also had a blue-chipper on their blue line as well this season. With his University of Michigan team not doing so hot, Canucks management entertained the idea of calling Quinn..." January 06

  • Blue-collar Canucks in tough without Elias Pettersson

    Sportsnet "Brock Boeser said bluntly what everyone else was thinking about Elias Pettersson — the NHL’s Calder Trophy frontrunner by 100 miles, a young talent so otherworldly they call him Alien: “It sucks having him out of the lineup tonight.” Saturday evening..." January 05

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson says Kotkaniemi play ‘wasn’t a dirty play’

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks rookie sensation Elias Pettersson says the awkward collision between him and Jesperi Kotkaniemi was an honest accident and that there was no malicious intent behind the way the Montreal Canadiens forward hauled him down. “He hooked my leg a little bit – I..." January 05

  • NHL rookie leader Elias Pettersson suffers injury in awkward collision

    USA Today "Vancouver Canucks runaway rookie leader Elias Pettersson scored a hat trick the night that he learned he would be heading to the NHL All-Star Game. His second night didn't go so well. Pettersson left the ice in pain in the second period after getting..." January 04

  • Canucks in a goalie bind as McKenna claimed on waivers by Philadelphia

    Vancouver Sun "All of the sudden, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in an injury crisis. Mike McKenna, who the team had added in a trade from the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday and placed on waivers on Thursday with the intention or re-assigning him to the American Hockey..." January 04

  • Canucks waive goalie Mike McKenna, paving the path for Thatcher Demko

    The Province "As expected the Canucks are looking to send McKenna to the Utica Comets. Mike, we barely knew ye. Mike McKenna, the well-travelled 35-year-old netminder, was placed on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, a day after he was acquired in a trade from the Ottawa..." January 03

  • Senators acquire Anders Nilsson and Darren Archibald from Vancouver

    NHL.com "The Ottawa Senators (@Senators) announced today that the club has acquired goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Darren Archibald from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for goaltender Mike McKenna, forward Tom Pyatt and Ottawa's sixth-round selection in the 2019 NHL..." January 02

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Canucks send Gaudette to AHL

    TSN "The Canucks have sent forward Adam Gaudette to the AHL's Utica Comets. He has six points (two goals, four assists) in 31 games with Vancouver this season. Forward Sven Baertschi will make his return to the Canucks' line-up for the first time since Oct. 24 when Vacouver takes..." December 29

  • Canucks’ Sven Baertschi, Troy Stecher expected back vs. Flames

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks players Sven Baertschi and Troy Stecher are both expected to return from injuries Saturday night against the Calgary Flames. To make room on the roster, Adam Gaudette has been reassigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL. Baertschi has been out of the lineup..." December 29

  • Canucks' Stecher in concussion protocol

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks forward Troy Stecher is in concussion protocol according to head coach Travis Green. There is no timeline for his return.  Stecher was injured during last night's matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning on a hit from Danick Martel. The league announced..." December 19

  • No hearing for Bolts' Martel after Stecher hit

    TSN "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Danick Martel will not face supplemental discipline for his high hit on Vancouver Canucks defenceman Troy Stecher Tuesday night.  Martel's shoulder appeared to make contact with the head of Stecher, who was bent over attempting..." December 19

  • Vancouver Canucks Prospect Olli Juolevi To Miss The Rest Of The Season

    Last Word On Hockey "The Vancouver Canucks announced that defensemen Olli Juolevi is sidelined for the rest of the season due to a successful knee surgery. Although the top-prospect originally thought to avoid surgery, it was deemed a necessary measure. In the Canucks press..." December 19

  • Boeser healthy, thriving again for Canucks

    NHL.com "It had been a frustrating night for Brock Boeser and the Vancouver Canucks. For the first 55 minutes Thursday, the Nashville Predators gave the Canucks little room to skate and create offense. Despite coach Travis Green moving Boeser around on different lines to try to get him some..." December 15

  • Vancouver Canucks Sign Mitch Eliot To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have signed undrafted free agent defenseman Mitch Eliot to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will kick in for this season given Eliot is already 20 years old, and expire after the 2020-21 season. He will also take up one of Vancouver’s 50 contract..." December 14

  • Why Ottawa could be the best fit for Vancouver's Sam Gagner

    Yardbarker "Canucks center Sam Gagner is known to be available after he was sent back to the AHL earlier this month. In an appearance on TSN 1040 (audio link), TSN’s Darren Dreger suggested that Ottawa could make sense as a fit for the 29-year-old given their rash of injuries up front. He..." December 14

  • Canucks prospect Quinn Hughes: ‘The plan is definitely to sign’ this season

    Sportsnet "When the Canucks nabbed Quinn Hughes seventh overall in the 2018 NHL Draft it was a bit of a surprise to most onlookers. With the likes of Noah Dobson and Evan Bouchard projected by many to be the second and third defencemen taken behind Rasmus Dahlin, Vancouver didn’t hesitate to jump on..." December 12

  • Canucks feel closer to progress this season, even amid recent collapse

    Sportsnet "As he talks about last season, Vancouver Canucks goalie Anders Nilsson extends one hand, points to the ground and slowly starts a circle with his finger. It is unclear if he is imagining a toilet or a sink, but it’s obvious that water is spiralling down a..." December 08

  • Canucks Continue To Look For NHL Fit For Sam Gagner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the more surprising decisions this season has come from the Vancouver Canucks, who found themselves with too many forwards to start the year. Because of that, the team waived and assigned veteran Sam Gagner to the minor leagues, loaning him to the Toronto Marlies so that he..." December 06

  • Michael DiPietro traded from junior squad for a boatload of draft picks

    Nucks Misconduct "It’s been a hectic 24 hours for one of the Canucks top goaltending prospects. On Monday, goaltender Michael DiPietro was unsurprisingly named to Team Canada’s World Junior Camp. While he isn’t a lock to be the starter, DiPietro is certainly..." December 06

  • Blackhawks interested in Sam Gagner again, per report

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks are interested in acquiring Sam Gagner, a source tells Jay Zawaski of 670 The Score. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman first reported Chicago’s interest in his 31 Thoughts column. As a free agent, Gagner chose the Canucks over..." December 05

  • Maple Leafs trade Josh Leivo to Vancouver to make roster room

    Pension Plan Puppets "The Toronto Maple Leafs entered today with 24 players on their roster. Amid reports, unconfirmed by the AHL transactions list, that they’d “papered down” the waiver exempt Travis Dermott to get to 23 so William Nylander would fit on the roster, we now have news that it..." December 03

  • Brendan Leipsic Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to CapFriendly, the Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Brendan Leipsic on waivers. Leipsic didn’t play in the Canucks most recent game and likely will be sent to the minor leagues if he clears. " December 02

  • Pettersson staying levelheaded amid Canucks’ rough stretch

    Sportsnet "In all of last season, when Elias Pettersson was the greatest teenager in Swedish hockey since Peter Forsberg, his Vaxjo Lakers’ team lost 11 games in regulation. Total. Led by the Swedish Hockey League’s most valuable player and scoring champion, Vaxjo went 40-10-2 in the..." December 01

  • No captain, my captain: Tradition-rich NHL teams are no longer giving players the ‘C’

    Washington Post "Henrik and Daniel Sedin were Vancouver mainstays for 18 years, and while it was Henrik who formally wore the ‘C' on his chest as the team captain for eight seasons, the two shared the privilege and the burden of being the twin faces of the Canucks. In a first season without them,..." November 27

  • Canucks’ Brock Boeser expected to return from injury Tuesday

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser is expected to make his return from a groin injury on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. " November 27

  • Canucks' Boeser could return Tuesday

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser is likely to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Los Angeles Kings. Boeser has been skating for about a week while the Canucks were on their California road trip and finally took part in a full practice on Monday. " November 26

  • Vancouver’s Darren Archibald Placed On Waivers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As many expected after the Vancouver Canucks activated defenseman Alexander Edler Saturday but didn’t make a corresponding move, the team has now placed Darren Archibald on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The Canucks designated Archibald as a..." November 25

  • Did Canucks’ Roussel bite Sharks’ Vlasic?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Antoine Roussel might find himself in a pickle after this one. If what Marc-Edouard Vlasic is saying is true, it would seem Roussel mistook Vlasic’s hand for the pickles who share the same name. I mean, what other reason might and NHL player have to chomp on another man’s..." November 24

  • Canucks' Antoine Roussel fined $5,000 for biting Sharks' Marc-Edouard Vlasic

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks lost their eighth straight game Friday night, getting shut out by the San Jose Sharks 4-0. It’s bad for this team right now. I don’t even want to talk about it. Fortunately, winger Antoine Roussel gave us something else to talk about when he bit..." November 24

  • Canucks assign Richard Bachman to AHL Utica

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have assigned goaltender Richard Bachman to AHL Utica. November 21

  • Concussion suits against NHL face headwinds

    Detroit News "The legal strategy of the NHL to defeat a class-action suit by players concerned about brain injuries might prove successful, but the issue of legal responsibility for potential long-term effects of brain trauma remains at issue, according to legal experts. In attempting to settle..." November 20

  • Canucks’ Sam Gagner looking to resurrect NHL career once again

    Sportsnet "It was highly unlikely but never impossible for Sam Gagner to work his way back to the Vancouver Canucks. In the end, all it took were six injuries, including the long-term absences of half the National Hockey League team’s centres and both first-line wingers, five straight..." November 19

  • The NHL is doing everything it can to avoid another lockout

    New York Post "The Canceler-in-Chief’s collective bargaining history precedes him, so buyer beware, but it is a fact that all precincts are reporting reason for optimism as the NHL and the NHLPA continue a series of preliminary talks aimed at extending the CBA before either party can exercise its..." November 19

  • Canucks recall Sam Gagner from Toronto Marlies

    Regina Leader Post "Sam Gagner’s time in the American Hockey League is up. The Canucks announced Sunday the forward has been recalled from the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League, where he’d been assigned prior to the start of the 2018-19 National Hockey League..." November 18

  • Adam Gaudette finding ways to be useful to Canucks during scoring slump

    Sportsnet "Somewhere in upstate New York, there’s a car sitting on a dealer’s lot with Adam Gaudette’s name on it. Actually, we don’t think Gaudette has ordered vanity plates, so his name isn’t literally on the car. But it’s his: a brand new Dodge Challenger,..." November 17

  • Boeser week to week after seeing specialist for groin injury

    The Score "Vancouver Canucks forward Brock Boeser is week to week after being sent home to see a specialist for his recurring groin injury, head coach Travis Green announced Saturday. Boeser was sent back to the West coast in the midst of the Canucks' six-game road trip after missing..." November 10

  • Brock Boeser leaves Canucks’ road trip to see specialist

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser is being sent home from Boston to see a specialist about a lingering groin injury, and general manager Jim Benning said last season’s Calder Trophy finalist won’t play again until he is "100 per cent." Boeser missed..." November 08

  • Vancouver Canucks Not Closing Door On Nikita Tryamkin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In the spring of 2017, just after the Vancouver Canucks finished a disappointing season at 30-43-9 and had fired their head coach Willie Desjardins. The team had plenty to be excited about though, as they’d flipped some assets at the deadline for young forwards Nikolay..." November 07

  • Pettersson working magic for Canucks, draws comparison to Datsyuk

    NHL.com "There is something magical about Elias Pettersson. Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill could see it on video. Here was this rookie center for the Vancouver Canucks, 6 feet 2, 176 pounds, pulling rabbits out of hats at both ends of the ice with hands, edges and hockey..." November 07