Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Canucks Injury Update in Preparation for Flames

Some good news and bad news from Canucks practice today at GM Place.

Good news: Kevin Bieksa looks to be good to go to return to the line-up tomorrow against the Calgary Flames. He worked alongside his regular defence partner Willie Mitchell during practice.

Bad news: Ryan Johnson has both a broken index finger on his right hand and a broken bone in his left foot. The fracture to his foot apparently occured Oct 13 in the game against the Capitals in Washington, which was the third game of the season.

Steve Bernier did not skate today and is questionable for tomorrow. That likely puts Mason Raymond on a line with Kyle Wellwood and Taylor Pyatt. Alex Bolduc skated with the team today after being called up from the Manitoba Moose yesterday. He'll skate on a line with Darcy Hordichuk and Mike Brown.

The Flames are skating at GM Place as we speak. They are coming off a 6-2 win at home last night against the L.A. Kings. They five points behind the Canucks in the Northwest Division and have played the same number of games as Vancouver this season. Dustin Boyd left last night's game with an apparent injury and may not play tomorrow. Their lines from last night, as well as the Canucks lines from today's skate are below....


D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Demitra
Pyatt - Wellwood - Raymond
Burrows - Kesler - Hansen
Hordichuk - Brown - Bolduc

Mitchell - Bieksa
Ohlund - Salo
O'Brien - Edler
Nycholat - Davison



Mike Cammalleri - Matt Lombardi - Jarome Iginla
Todd Bertuzzi - Damond Langkow - Dustin Boyd
Curtis Glencross - Craig Conroy - Rene Bourque
Eric Nystrom - Wayne Primeau - David Moss

(scratches Andre Roy and Brandon Prust)

Robyn Regher - Adrian Aucoin
Mark Giordano - Dion Phaneuf
Adam Pardy - Cory Sarich

Mikka Kiprusoff
Curtis McElinney

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