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  • 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 "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

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Should you buy the fast starts by Islanders, Canucks?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Two of the biggest surprises in the NHL this season have to be the Vancouver Canucks and New York Islanders. When the season began, nobody had any realistic expectations for these two except for them to lose and probably lose a lot. So far, the opposite has been..." November 04

  • Canucks’ Pettersson finds himself in Sakic territory with goal Friday

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks super rookie Elias Pettersson has found himself in some very elite company. Playing in just his ninth game Friday against the Colorado Avalanche, Pettersson scored his eighth goal of the season, making him the first centre since Joe Sakic in 1988-89 to find the back..." November 03

  • Canucks looking to maintain early formula for success

    Sportsnet "One month ago, the Vancouver Canucks were coming off a 1-6 pre-season in which they were outscored 31-10. Elias Pettersson was only a theory, Jacob Markstrom was their least bad goalie, Shotgun Jake sounded like a character from an NRA cartoon, and winning seemed like a mission to..." November 01

  • Canucks’ Del Zotto getting chance to lead as team works through injuries

    Sportsnet "When he finally made it back into the lineup from the press box, Michael Del Zotto discovered his Vancouver Canucks uniform had been tampered with. Someone had stitched an ‘A’ on to his jersey. “From the outhouse to the penthouse,” Del Zotto..." October 30

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • Report: Canucks' Sutter out at least 4-6 weeks with separated shoulder

    The Score "Bad news for the Vancouver Canucks as forward Brandon Sutter will be out at least four-to-six weeks after injuring his shoulder Monday night, according to TSN's Farhan Lalji. Sutter separated his shoulder after crashing into the boards during a penalty kill in the second..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Vancouver Canucks Place Anders Nilsson On Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks quietly placed goaltender Anders Nilsson on injured reserve Sunday and have recalled Richard Bachman from Utica of the AHL, according to Rick Dhaliwal of Sportsnet. No word yet on the injury to Nilsson. " October 28

  • Pettersson, Boeser back in lineup for Canucks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks will get star rookie Elias Pettersson and Brock Boeser back tonight when they host the Pittsburgh Penguins. October 27

  • Canucks D Edler to have MRI on knee

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are awaiting the results of an MRI to determine the extent of defenceman Alex Edler's knee injury. Edler, 32, exited Wednesday's win over the Vegas Golden Knights in the first period after an awkward tie up Max Pacioretty and did not return. He also..." October 26

  • Canucks lineup riddled with injuries vs. Coyotes

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks will be far from full strength Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes as they deal with a multitude of injuries. Elias Pettersson, Brock Boeser, Sven Baertschi and Alex Edler are all out while Chris Tanev is questionable. " October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Canucks’ Elias Pettersson out, Brock Boeser a game-time decision vs. Vegas

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks aren’t gambling with super rookie Elias Pettersson, although coach Travis Green said winger Brock Broeser will be a game-time lineup decision Wednesday against the Vegas Golden Knights. Pettersson, the 19-year-old who leads the Canucks..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Canucks’ Pettersson skates with team for first time since concussion

    Sportsnet "Leading rookie scorer Elias Pettersson skated with his Vancouver Canucks teammates Monday morning for the first time since suffering a concussion on Oct. 13 and is expected to travel for road games this week in Las Vegas and Phoenix. Pettersson, injured when thrown to the ice by..." October 22

  • Pettersson skates on his own in Vancouver

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson skated on his own Saturday in Vancouver. Pettersson has been out since suffering a concussion last Saturday against the Florida Panthers. The 19-year-old won’t play tonight against the Boston Bruins. " October 20

  • Panthers’ Matheson had death threats after hit on Canucks’ Pettersson

    Sportsnet "Florida Panthers defenceman Michael Matheson says he received death threats and other vile messages on his social media channels in the days following his hit on Vancouver Canucks star rookie Elias Pettersson. Matheson was suspended two games for driving Pettersson into the ice after..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Matheson says he had no intentions of hurting Pettersson

    The Score "Florida Panthers defenseman Mike Matheson has offered his point of view on the hit he delivered to Vancouver Canucks super rookie Elias Pettersson that resulted in a concussion for the 19-year-old and a two-game suspension for himself. "I've watched the clip numerous times..." October 17

  • Linden reflects on Canucks tenure, fallout from Pettersson incident

    Sportsnet "Three months after his shock departure from the Vancouver Canucks due to a clash with ownership, former president Trevor Linden said Monday he’s proud that he left the National Hockey League team better than he found it. In his first public comments since his abrupt exit in July..." October 15

  • Panthers’ Matheson suspended 2 games for hit on Elias Pettersson

    Sportsnet "Florida Panthers defenceman Michael Matheson has been suspended two games for a hit on Vancouver Canucks rookie forward Elias Pettersson Saturday. The play occurred early in the third period of the Canucks’ 3-2 win over the Panthers. Following a skillful showing from Pettersson..." October 15

  • Elias Pettersson Out At Least A Week With Concussion

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not easy being a rookie in the NHL. Vancouver Canucks forward Elias Pettersson will be out at least seven to ten days with a concussion according to Bob McKenzie of TSN, after being thrown forcefully to the ice by Florida Panthers defenseman Michael..." October 15

  • Canucks call up Adam Gaudette as Jay Beagle goes on Injured Reserve

    Vancouver Courier "The Canucks lost two centres to injury on Saturday, though one got a lot more attention than the other. After Elias Pettersson’s night was ended early by Michael Matheson, Jay Beagle left the game after blocking a slap shot by Mike Hoffman. There’s no solid timeline..." October 15

  • Canucks prove winning matters in handling of Pettersson hit

    Sportsnet "An eye for an eye makes everyone blind, but at least in Vancouver there would be a lot of happy people in the dark. Canuck Nation, which is often angry (waiting 49 years for a Stanley Cup tends to perturb folks), was mostly apoplectic Saturday night when star rookie Elias Pettersson..." October 14

  • Canucks’ Green won’t talk retribution after ‘dirty play’ on Pettersson

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks improved to 3-2-0 on the season with a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers Saturday but a pressing concern for the team is the health status of Elias Pettersson. The star rookie was driven into the ice early in the third period after being taken into the boards by..." October 14

  • Canucks rip 'dirty' hit on rookie Elias Pettersson: 'Looked like WWE to me'

    USA Today "Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson has emerged as one of the NHL’s most electrifying players — and his career has spanned only five games. But the 19-year-old's dazzling abilities with the puck might be put on hold after a controversial body slam-like hit left him wobbly..." October 14

  • Phone hearing set for Panthers' Matheson after hit on Canucks' Pettersson

    CBC Sports "Florida Panthers defenceman Michael Matheson can expect a phone call from the NHL's Department of Player Safety, according to a report from Hockey Night In Canada's Nick Kypreos. The discussion may result in supplemental discipline for Matheson after his..." October 14

  • Green calls Matheson's hit, throw down of Pettersson 'dirty play'

    The Score "Travis Green wasn't pleased with what Mike Matheson did to Elias Pettersson on Saturday night. "It's a dirty play," the Vancouver Canucks head coach told reporters postgame. "The league's trying to protect the good, young players, and that's just a dirty..." October 14

  • Roussel to make Canucks debut vs. Panthers

    The Score "Antoine Roussel has been activated off injured reserve and cleared to make his Vancouver Canucks debut Saturday night, the club announced. Roussel missed the Canucks' first four games of the regular season due to a concussion, but is expected to be in the lineup Saturday when the..." October 13

  • How rocky ending with Canucks made Luongo ‘a better person’

    Sportsnet "His worst times in professional hockey helped extend one of the greatest careers in goaltending history because Roberto Luongo’s ordeal with the Vancouver Canucks made him a better person. As the Florida Panthers celebrate Luongo’s 1,000th National Hockey League game..." October 13

  • Elias Pettersson driving Canucks’ attack, energy

    Sportsnet "This is the Elias-In-Wonderland tour. The Vancouver Canucks are along for the ride. Travelling as a National Hockey League player at the dawn of his career, 19-year-old Elias Pettersson is in Florida for the first time. He is seeing NHL rinks for the first time, playing against NHL..." October 13

  • Canucks GM Benning talks team owner Aquilini, demoting Gagner

    Sportsnet "Jim Benning listened to owner Francesco Aquilini’s state-of-the-union address on Thursday, but he didn’t have to. The Vancouver Canucks general manager already knew the material. “That’s the message that he’s given us,” Benning said during the..." October 12

  • Canucks to retire Sedins' numbers during 2019-20 season

    The Province "The Canucks are planning to retire numbers 22 and 33 in the 2019-20 season. Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini announced Thursday morning on Sportsnet 650 that the team plans to retire the Sedins’ numbers during the 2019-20 season. That’s the Canucks’ 50th..." October 11

  • Canucks aren’t worried as Brock Boeser catches up to speed

    Sportsnet "The only extra weight Brock Boeser feels these days is not scoring. The Vancouver Canucks’ Rookie of the Year runner-up is adamant his slow first week – at times, literal – of his second National Hockey League season is wholly unconnected to adding about 10 pounds of..." October 10

  • Sam Gagner on Canucks cut: ‘I didn’t see it coming’

    Sportsnet "When you sign a three-year, $9.45-million NHL contract one season, the last place you imagine starting the next is living at your parents’ house, three time zones away, and skating for some other franchise’s farm team. Yet here Sam Gagner is. Property of the..." October 10

  • Sam Gagner on Canucks cut: ‘I didn’t see it coming’

    Sportsnet "When you sign a three-year, $9.45-million NHL contract one season, the last place you imagine starting the next is living at your parents’ house, three time zones away, and skating for some other franchise’s farm team. Yet here Sam Gagner is. Property of the..." October 09

  • Canucks’ Gudbranson ready for whatever comes his way in rematch

    Sportsnet "Erik Gudbranson can take care of himself. It’s Elias Pettersson the Vancouver Canucks need to look after. Gudbranson, the team’s six-foot-five defenceman, has had five fights in 83 games over two-plus seasons in Vancouver. In the last three of them, Gudbranson was..." October 06

  • Laine takes shot at Canucks' Fortnite ban

    TSN "It didn't take a fortnight for Patrik Laine to take a shot at the Vancouver Canucks banning Fortnite on the road. A day after Bo Horvat revealed that Canucks players have decided to ban playing video games while on the road, the Winnipeg Jets sniper believes he knows the..." October 03

  • Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson may be the Calder Trophy favorite

    Yardbarker "After several years of incredible rookies stepping right into the NHL and making huge impacts, this year looks like it will be no different. Young players all around the league have huge expectations, and Corey Pronman of The Athletic (subscription required) took to ranking those who can..." October 03

  • Canucks name four alternate captains

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks will not name a captain to replace Henrik Sedin this season. Instead, the team announced Tuesday four players will serve as alternate captains this season; Alex Edler, Bo Horvat, Brandon Sutter and Chris Tanev. "Alex Edler, Bo..." October 02