Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Canucks & Predators Game Day

The Canucks will make a couple of changes to their roster in preparation for tonight's game at home against the Nashville Predators.

Michel Ouellet will make his Vancouver debut after being called up from the Manitoba Moose. He'll wear #25 and he'll play on the right side with Kyle Wellwood in the middle and Taylor Pyatt on the left wing. Alex Burrows and Ryan Kesler will now have Mason Raymond on RW while Steve Bernier goes back to play with Daniel and Henrik Sedin. Jason Krog has been re-assigned to the Manitoba Moose.

The Predators are opening up a season-long six game road trip. At 6-4-1 on the year, they're only 1-3-1 on the road. Head Coach Barry Trotz will be behind the bench for his 750th career game in the NHL, all of which have been with Nashville.

Here are the expected line combos and pairings for both teams:


D. Sedin - H. Sedin - Bernier
Burrows - Kesler - Raymond
Pyatt - Wellwood - Ouellet
Hordichuk - Johnson - Brown

Mitchell - Bieksa
Ohlund - Edler
Salo - O'Brien




J.P. Dumont - Jason Arnott - Patric Hornqvist
Ryan Jones - David Legwand - Martin Erat
Jerred Smithson - Radek Bonk - Joel Ward
Nick Tarnasky - Vernon Fiddler - Jordin Tootoo

Ryan Suter - Shea Weber
Dan Hamhuis - Greg de Vries
Greg Zanon - Kevin Klein

Dan Ellis
Pekka Rinne

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