As the accidents proceed to pile up on the Vancouver Canucks, they’ve recalled defenceman Luke Schenn from the Utica Comets. Here’s what the transaction implies.
The Canucks were without the need of blueliner Chris Tanev in Thursday’s recreation versus the Los Angeles Kings, even though Alexander Edler continues to get well from a concussion. Sven Baertschi, Jake Virtanen, Brandon Sutter and Thatcher Demko are also dealing with accidents, so the Canucks have experienced to make their reasonable share of contact-ups above the previous two weeks.
Vancouver acquired Schenn (and a seventh round choose), in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks previous thirty day period, with Michael Del Zotto likely the other way. The 29-calendar year-old Schenn performed eight games for Anaheim earlier this period, recording no factors and averaging 11:59 of ice time for every contest. Schenn has five factors in 7 games for Utica this period.
Blueliner Guillaume Brisebois produced his NHL debut on Thursday, actively playing 9:24 for every recreation. With no return day set for Tanev and Edler, the Canucks will count aplenty on Brisebois and Schenn to enjoy some useful minutes.
Ought to possibly male complete well in the absences of Edler and Tanev, Brisbois and/or Schenn could lock down a roster place for the remainder of the period — specially with Tanev and Derrick Pouliot among the probable trade candidates at the deadline
Entering enjoy on Friday, the Canucks are tied with the Minnesota Wild for the remaining playoff place in the Western Convention with 59 factors apiece. The Canucks complete up the California road journey when they pay a visit to the San Jose Sharks, ahead of returning to the west coast for a three-recreation homestand.
Schenn was picked with the fifth total choose by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2008, but he was never capable to dwell up to anticipations. Very well, the Saskatoon native has a opportunity to enjoy a critical role in Vancouver’s playoff press in this article.