Found March 31, 2012 on
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From a gameday report at the Vancouver Canucks website Canucks.com.
Andrew Ebbett hasn't played for 3 months. He gets some game action tonight versus Calgary Flames.
With just four games remaining, Ebbett will get a chance to find his role in the lineup and get some game action in before the post-season and give the coaches just one more option on a very full roster.
"I think it's huge, it's a chance for me to prove I can play in the playoffs. It's tough if I didn't get these games in, who knows if I'd get that chance in the playoffs so it's kind of like a dress rehearsal here for the next week to week and a half to get back out there, to get up to speed with the guys and prove that I can help the team again."
On the goaltender front team officials said Roberto Luongo will start in goal tonight.
He was a late scratch on Friday night due to neck stiffness.
"I think I woke up feeling a bit funny yesterday and tried to get as loose as I could for the game but didn't feel comfortable enough to make a contribution," Luongo said following a skate Saturday morning. "It was a tough call and if it was a couple years ago, I might have been more stubborn and tried to play but I thought about the team and we've got a guy who can do a great job so I tried to make a rational decision."
Aaron Rome, Daniel Sedin, and Kevin Bieksa will also all be OUT tonight vs. the Flames.
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