With a week left before the NHL’s trade deadline, let’s take a quick snapshot of the Canucks’ salary cap situation. First, the team sent Evan Oberg back to the Manitoba Moose this morning and recalled Cody Hodgson. This pretty much says that Dan Hamhuis has been cleared and is good to go against the Habs tomorrow night. It also gives Hodgson an extended audition in the fourth line center spot (more on that later) and allows Tanner Glass to move back to his natural wing position. If Keith Ballard returns on Thursday as expected, the Canucks will have 22 healthy...Click here to read more.
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In light of the Ian White non-trade from yesterday, here’s more unconfirmed news about the Canucks. Via a tweet, Dan Murphy (Sportsnet) has the following tidbit: I’m hearing Bieksa is going to be out around 3 weeks with a fracture in his left foot. Not confirmed by team yet tho. Oberg on his way up. Which was then followed up by Jim Jamieson (Vancouver Sun), also via Twitter: No Oberg at Canucks skate. Bieksa only player missing. Saw him outside room with walking boot on left foot, working on sticks. If there is a better top-six around the league than...Click here to read more.
Cory Schneider is starting tonight’s preseason game against the Flames and is scheduled to play the whole game. The other Schneider – Mathieu – has finally joined the boys for practice. Evan Oberg got the coach’s attention. Manitoba Moose training camp opens today. And yes, 42-year old Mike Keane is coming back. Canucks 7th round draft pick Steven Anthony gets a hat trick for the Saint John Sea Dogs.Click here to read more.