Thursday, November 02, 2006

Some Roster Notes

Some roster notes prior to tonight's game against the Minnesota Wild:

Ryan Kesler strained a hip flexor on Tuesday night against Nashville is questionable for tonight's game.

Poor Kes hasn't been able to catch a break in this early season (hockey-wise, not bank account-wise). Though it's obvious he's working hard at both ends of the rink, he, unfortunately, hasn't scored a goal and only has two assists this season.

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Willie Mitchell is back cracking jokes, but is not ready to get back in the lineup yet. He's not travelling with the team on road trip.

Kevin Bieksa and Loo-kash Krajicek has stepped up in Willie's absence. Both have averaged more than 20 minutes of ice-time in the four games since Wille has been out of the lineup. Also in those games, the Canucks have killed 19 of 22 man-advantages and is now in the top 10 in the league in penalty-killing with a kill rate of 86.4%.

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It may be a while until we see Dany Sabourin between the pipes again, Alain Vigneault said. The Canucks have a fairly spread out schedule over the next couple of weeks and don't play another back-to-back game until they have to face Detroit on November 22nd and Nashville on the 23rd.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 6:19 AM


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