Canucks Rumors & News

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Canucks ground Jets, 5-2, to win fifth in six games

    Vancouver Sun "The last time a team called the Winnipeg Jets won a game in Vancouver, it was 1995 and it took 78 points to make the playoffs in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference. Tuesday, four years since the NHL returned to Winnipeg, the Jets came here on pace for a 98-point season and still..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Canucks announce Chris Tanev five year extension. AAV $4.45M.

  • Canucks sign D Chris Tanev to five-year extension "Defenseman Chris Tanev may not be a big-name player in the league, but he has become an integral part of the Vancouver Canucks blue line over the last three seasons. Tuesday, the Canucks rewarded him with a five-year extension. The deal is worth $22.25 million according to Elliotte Friedman of..." March 24

  • Jacob Markstrom makes most of second chance as Canucks edge Coyotes

    Vancouver Sun "Jacob Markstrom insisted his previous start as a Vancouver Canuck had been pretty much erased from his memory. What happened March 3 wasn’t there in the back of his head Sunday night when he finally got his second start of the season. Well, he may have forgotten about that game, but Canuck..." March 23

  • Canucks' Burrows questionable against Coyotes "The Vancouver Canucks could be without forward Alexandre Burrows when they go for a two-game, two-day sweep of a weekend road trip that ends Sunday against the Arizona Coyotes. Vancouver earned a huge 4-1 win Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings. Fomer Coyote Radim Vrbata scored his 27th goal..." March 22

  • Canucks enhance playoff chances with big win over Kings

    Vancouver Sun "It is a game the Vancouver Canucks can stick in their memory bank and use come playoff time. And thanks to Saturday’s huge 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the Staples Center, there is more than a good chance there will indeed be a playoffs for the Canucks. Vancouver fell behind 1-0,..." March 22

  • NHL will review Toffoli hit on Burrows "As the Los Angeles Kings make a push for one of the final two playoff spots in the Western Conference, the last thing they need is for one of their key players to miss a few games. But the NHL may have no choice but to sit Tyler Toffoli down." March 22

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    The Mayor John Hoven @mayorNHL

    Per #LAKings mgmt, Tyler Toffoli will not be suspended or have any further discipline from NHL for yesterday's hit on #Canucks Alex Burrows.

  • I don't think he's tired,' says Canucks GM Benning of goalie Lack

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brought back into the role of starting goalie since the injury to Ryan Miller, Eddie Lack has now appeared in 13 consecutive games for the Vancouver Canucks. And it’s very likely he’ll continue to see the bulk of the work, as that team fights for a playoff spot in the Western Conference. On..." March 21

  • Canucks, Burrows take down Flyers, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "On a night the Vancouver Canucks honoured Pat Quinn, it was another ‘Irishman’ who helped cap off what was a highly emotional evening in style. You’ve heard of Alex O’Burrows, right? Okay, he’s French-Canadian, but it was St. Patrick’s Day, so technically everyone is Irish. Burrows scored..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

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    Farhan Lalji @FarhanLaljiTSN

    Ryan Miller will not be back playing for #canucks before the playoffs. More coming up on @TSN1040

  • Canucks continue to cash under tickets "The Vancouver Canucks have gone under in five consecutive games, with the offense faltering and the defense playing well. The Canucks have scored and 11 goals over their past five, for a combined average of 4.4 goals per contest. " March 17

  • Dorsett Having A Career Year

    Nucks Misconduct "When Jim Benning traded a third-round pick to the Rangers (acquired in the Kesler trade) for Derek Dorsett last June he said: "We've been talking about bringing in some good energy guys that are going to work hard and compete hard physically and he's going to do that for us." That is what he..." March 16

  • Canucks sign Ashton Sautner

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have reportedly come to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with free agent defenseman Ashton Sautner. The 20-yeat-old was 12th among blue liners in scoring in the Western Hockey League with 12 goals and 48 points in 68 games entering Friday night’s..." March 14

  • Kings Stifle Canucks, Regain Playoff Spot

    Jewels From The Crown "The Kings are back in a playoff spot! They're now an entire point ahead of the Winnipeg Jets, so the Kings can pretty much coast through the rest of the regular season. Well, probably not. But the Kings certainly gained a lot of ground today. Let's look at how they overcame the Vancouver..." March 13

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Lack, Kassian come up big as Canucks beat Ducks

    Vancouver Sun "If you’re looking for reasons why the Vancouver Canucks would prefer not to have to settle for a wildcard playoff spot, we present the Anaheim Ducks as Exhibit A. The Canucks beat the Ducks 2-1 Monday night at Rogers Arena, but clearly would rather not see them again anytime soon. Especially in..." March 10

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

  • Edler, Burrows, and Kassian expected back for Canucks, who ‘better be’ ready for Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks, fresh off a 6-2 home loss to San Jose, are expected to get some reinforcements tonight when they take on the struggling Coyotes in Arizona. Alex Edler, Alex Burrows, and Zack Kassian all took the game-day skate and appear likely to suit up. Edler, the team’s top..." March 05

  • Younger players ignite Sharks past Canucks

    CSN Bay Area "If anything, the Sharks’ trade deadline activity was yet another reminder that the team is going to sink or swim with its younger players for the rest of the season. Perhaps the kids are taking that vote of confidence the right way. Rookies Chris Tierney and Melker Karlsson scored first..." March 04

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    VAN gets Cory Conacher from NYI

    NHL Trade Deadline 2015 - Live Stream

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  • Flames trade Baertschi to Canucks for pick "The Calgary Flames have traded Sven Baertschi to the Vancouver Canucks for a second round pick." March 02

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Canucks get Cory Conacher from Isles organization in exchange for Dustin Jeffrey

  • Defenceman Corrado the lone Canuck ready to emerge from infirmary

    Vancouver Sun "The Canucks welcomed two of their injured players back at practice Saturday but only one, defenceman Frank Corrado, appears ready to play Sunday if called upon. Corrado suffered an upper body injury Feb. 1 against the Minnesota Wild and has missed 13 games. Fellow defenceman Chris Tanev, who..." March 01

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Waivers today: McMillan (VAN), Erixon (CHI), Schlemko (DAL), Volpatti (WSH), Zepp (PHI). Teams creating flexibility for deadline deals.

  • Canucks boast depth in downing Bruins

    Vancouver Sun "OK, let’s see if we can figure out how this is happening because it doesn’t make sense that the Vancouver Canucks’ thinnest lineup in years is producing their biggest wins of the season. First, there’s this Zack Kassian fellow. Hockey hair and teeth, great hands, still trying to figure it all..." February 25

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    Jeff Paterson @patersonjeff

    #Canucks Benning says MRI on Miller confirms sprained knee. Sticking with 4-6 week timeframe.

  • Bettman: Salary Cap Won’t ‘Fall Off A Cliff’ Because Of Canadian Dollar

    NESN "The March 2 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and a lot of general managers around the league will be wary of acquiring players with term on their contract beyond this season because of the uncertainty of next year’s salary cap. The salary cap ceiling for the 2014-15 campaign is $69..." February 25

  • With Miller reportedly out 4-6 weeks, Canucks ‘confident’ in Lack

    Pro Hockey Talk "With Ryan Miller reportedly out 4-6 weeks due to a lower-body injury suffered Sunday on Long Island, Canucks GM Jim Benning addressed reporters today ahead of tomorrow’s game in Boston. Benning was vague on Miller’s prognosis, saying more evaluation was needed before a timeline for return could..." February 23

  • Short-handed Canucks shut out Islanders, 4-0

    Vancouver Sun "Eddie Lack did everything Sunday but get credited for a win, and he joked that he thought about letting in one goal late in the game to take the W away from Ryan Miller. The goalies shared the shutout. Their team shared the win. Even as their worst injury crisis in years deepened, the..." February 23

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    GM Jim Benning speaking to the media in Boston. Said Miller is on his way back Vancouver for an MRI. Markstrom has been recalled. #Canucks

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    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Ryan Miller returning to Vancouver today for MRI and further tests after being injured in Islanders game.

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Desjardins said Burrows will not play tonight. #Canucks

  • Canucks' Benning: "We're not looking to move Zack Kassian"

    Nichols on Hockey "On how many calls he’s taken on Zack Kassian: “We’ve talked to a few teams on Zack, but listen - we know that Zack’s a unique player because it’s hard to find players with size and with skill and the hands that he has, so we’re not looking to move Zack. We want to just keep working with him and..." February 20

  • 'Bulldog' Biega helps lift Canucks over Wild

    Vancouver Sun "His minor-league teammates call him “Bulldog” and Alex Biega is all of that. He is a 5-10 defenceman but his nickname is not sarcastic. You must have some bulldog in you to play hockey at that size, to battle big odds and bigger opponents and, especially, to not let years in the minors diminish..." February 17

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    Ben Kuzma @benkuzma

    #Canucks have recalled Alex Biega from Utica with Edler injured and Tanev questionable for tonight against #Wild.

  • Hats off to Shawn Matthias as Canucks knock off Bruins

    Vancouver Sun "Shawn Matthias loves being a Vancouver Canuck and hopes to remain one. He certainly helped his chances Friday night. Matthias scored two quick first-period goals and completed his first NHL hat trick in the third as the Canucks beat the Boston Bruins 5-2 Friday night before an energized and..." February 14

  • Tortorella felt firing by Canucks was justified: report "John Tortorella believes he deserved to be fired as coach after one season with the Vancouver Canucks. During an interview Friday with WDAE 620 AM in Tampa, Tortorella said poor play in the second half of the season is what led to the end of his time with the Canucks. "We had a great first..." February 14

  • Canucks lose lead, defeat Blackhawks in OT, 5-4

    Vancouver Sun "For the dads who hadn’t been here before, several Vancouver Canuck players tried to explain it to them ahead of time -- the anthem and the noise, the crowd roar like a jet engine when the Chicago Blackhawks score. The intensity and speed of the game. The emotions. Yet, nothing said could have..." February 12

  • Canucks claim Brandon McMillan off waivers from Arizona

    The Globe and Mail "The Vancouver Canucks have claimed left-winger Brandon McMillan off of waivers. McMillan, 24, has a goal and two assists in 50 games for the Arizona Coyotes this season. In 163 career NHL games McMillan has 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) and 60 penalty minutes playing for the Coyotes and..." February 12

  • Canucks GM on Kane trade: 'We didn't have the players to match that deal'

    The Score "The Vancouver Canucks were very interested in bringing Evander Kane back to his hometown, but they didn't offer enough to land him. Canucks general manager Jim Benning was heavily involved in negotiations for Kane, who was traded from the Winnipeg Jets to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday...." February 11

  • Jamie Benn has 'reached out' to Sedin twins on radio comments

    Yahoo! Sports "Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn made a few insensitive comments about the Sedin twins on a Dallas-area radio show. And because of this Benn contacted the Sedins via statement released by the president of the Stars on the matter. That's a lot of layers of communication. The quotes in question..." February 11

  • Wild Roll Over the Punchless Canucks

    Hockey Wilderness "That is 6-consecutive victories for the Wild now on their march towards a spot in the post season. As the great David Wooderson from Dazed and Confused would say... "Alright, alright, alright!" The Wild came into tonight knowing that the Vanvouver Canucks would be pushing hard to avenge last..." February 10

  • Benning: Canucks ‘would be interested, for sure’ in Evander Kane

    Pro Hockey Talk "Count Vancouver in among the Evander Kane suitors. During intermission of a WHL Vancouver broadcast on TEAM 1410, Canucks GM Jim Benning said that his club would be interested in acquiring Kane, the controversial Jets forward that’s currently sidelined 4-6 months following shoulder..." February 10

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    Vancouver Canucks @VanCanucks

    Tanev and Kassian both in for #Canucks.