Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Cancuks Call Up Forwards/Wrap Trip In Columbus

The Canucks will be bringing in a pair of forwards for tonight's game against the Blue Jackets in Columbus. However, they won't be the two skaters they had anticipated calling up from their American League affiliate.

Matt Pettinger wound up being claimed off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning. Shouldn't come as a big surprise that the Bolts claimed the Victoria, B.C. native for half his salary. Tampa's owner Len Barrie of course has a connection with Pettinger, seeing as they are connected to the Bear Mountain golf and real estate properties on Vancouver Island.

Kyle Wellwood has cleared re-callable waivers and will join the Canucks along with veteran forward Jason Krog from the Manitoba Moose. Krog did not need to go through re-callable waivers. Krog had one goal and four assists in four games with the Moose to start the AHL season.

The Canucks are 3-3-0 as they get set to put the finishing touches on their current six-game road trip. The Blue Jackets are 2-3-0 to start the season and are playing just their second home game of the year. Both clubs have one win in their last four outtings.

Here's how the lines are shaping up for both the Canucks and Blue Jackets for tonight's game at Nationwide Arena:


D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Bernier
Burrows - Kesler - Hansen
Raymond - Wellwood - Pyatt
Krog - Johnson - Brown

Mitchell - Bieksa
Ohlund - Edler
Nycholat - O'Brien


Blue Jackets:

Rick Nash - R.J. Umberger - Kristian Huselius
Jason Chimera - Derick Brassard - Jakub Voracek
Nikita Filatov - Jiri Novotny - Andrew Murray
Alexandre Picard - Manny Malhotra - Derek Dorsett

Fedor Tyutin - Rostislav Klesa
Jan Hejda - Mike Commodore
Marc Methot - Christian Backman

Pascal Leclaire
Fredrik Norrena

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