The Vancouver Canucks have been hit hard with injuries.
They can only hope defenseman Alex Edler doesn't get hit with a suspension.
Vancouver goes for its first three-game winning streak in more than a month on Saturday when the host Los Angeles Kings try to rebound from their first regular-season shutout loss at Staples Center in more than a year.
The Canucks (15-9-6) are tied with Minnesota atop the Northwest Division with 36 points, but they're dealing with a host of injuries. Manny Malhotra (eye) is done for the season, Ryan Kesler (broken foot), David Booth (ankle) and Zach Kassian (back) are on injured reserve, and Vancouver didn't have Chris Higgins (back) or Steve Pinizzotto (illness) available on Thursday when it started a three-game trip with a 2-1 victory over Phoenix.
With AHL call-up Andrew Gordon skating on the fourth line with Max Lapierre and Tom Sestito, and defenseman Keith Ballard moving up to forward on the third line with Andrew Ebbett and Dale Weise, the Ca...