Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hansen To Return/Sakic To Sit Out

The Canucks had a full practice on Remembrance Day at General Motors Place.

Jannik Hansen was back skating in drills with Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows. Hansen has missed the last four games with a groin injury suffered October 31 in Anaheim.

Pavol Demitra skated a full practice today as well. He likely won't be back to 100% health until the weekend.

Vancouver (9-6-0) will put their three-game home ice winning streak on the line Wednesday night when they entertain the Colorado Avalanche. The Avs (6-8-0) were last in action Saturday when they posted a 1-0 win over the Nashville Predators. Darcy Tucker had the lone goal in the game, his 200th of his NHL career.

Colorado team captain Joe Sakic left that game with a sore back. He has been battling back problems for much of the early going this season. The Rocky Mountain News from Denver is reporting Sakic will not travel to Vancouver to play against his hometown team tomorrow night.

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