With the Canucks staying remarkably healthy along the blue-line roughly a third of the way through the NHL season, there’s been no need to recall first-year pro Frank Corrado — arguably the NHL’s top prospect.
When one of the Canucks’ defenders does go down — and you know it’s inevitable — it’s reassuring to know he can fill in just about anywhere.
Corrado, like Chris Tanev, is one of those rare right-shot D-men who’s comfortable playing on the left side as well. Usually it’s the lefties that have to shift over to their off-wing because there are roughly twice as many of them in the league.
“I played junior on the left side my whole career, so I could jump in on the left if I had to,” said Corrado on Thursday at the Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre where the Canucks Utica Comets farm club practised on Thursday. The Comets visit the Heat for games Friday and Saturday (7 p.m.)
“There are some advantages to the left side, more on the offensive side of the game,” Corrad