Monday, September 25, 2006

Roster Cuts

From canucks.com:

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have reduced their roster by seven players. The Vancouver Canucks roster is now at 35 players.

The following players have been assigned to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL:

Bernier, Marc-Andre Right Wing
Ellis, Julien Goal
Moran, Brad Centre
Rullier, Joe Defence
Ryan, Prestin Defence

The following players have released:

Dwyer, Gordie Wing
Kutny, Vladimir Wing
Rick Rypien, one of the surprises of training camp, is staying put for now, but sprained his thumb on Friday night and isn't sure when he can play again:

"It's kind of frustrating, but I don't think it's a big deal," Rypien said Sunday. "I just have to watch it and get back as soon as I can. Hopefully it's not too long, a week or under.

"My goal is to play some more exhibition games. There's still a long way to go yet before the regular season starts."

Even if Rypien doesn't get another pre-season sniff, he may yet survive the final cutdown. Canuck head coach Alain Vigneault indicated that Rypien has made the big club based on his performance to date.

"If the season would start tomorrow, he would be on this team," Vigneault declared. "I'm not quite sure where we're going to go with that because of the injury but, if I was a betting man, I'd bet we'll give him a chance to get healthy and then he might be with this team."
The next set of roster cuts is expected to be on Thursday.

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