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Pro Sports Daily:
It's not quite “wait until next year” for the Vancouver Canucks, unless you're elite prospect Hunter Shinkaruk.
The 19-year-old left-winger is recovering from major hip surgery and will not be back this season no matter how far the Medicine Hat Tigers, his junior team, advance in the Western Hockey League playoffs. So for him it's rehab, to be followed by regular off-season training, to be followed by an attempt to make the big club next fall.
He played just 18 games for the Tigers in 2013-14, a lot of those in pain, but isn't bitter about having almost an entire season pulled from beneath him. The Canucks selected Shinkaruk in the first round, 24th overall, in last June's NHL entry draft.
“I mean, there are a lot worse things than to get hip surgery and recover,” Shinkaruk said Wednesday while in Vancouver to see team doctors. “I've kind of told myself, in the days where it sucks not being on the ice, there are people going through a lot worse things in t...
BEST OF MAXIM
This was supposed to be Vancouver Canucks' defenseman Chris Tanev's break out season, not broken season.The 24-year-old blue liner had digits broken on his right hand for the second time this season on Monday in Tampa, taking a Steven Stamkos shot flush on the hand - and with the time table for his return set at three-to-four weeks, he may as well clean out his locker...
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
This was the state of the Vancouver Canucks in January and February, going into and coming out of the Olympic break. Beset by jitters, pressure, bad luck and injuries that led to too much ice time for the survivors, many of whom were in over their heads, theirs was a black hole that drew more and more of the troops into its vortex, dragging...
When Travis Green saw the torque, release and accuracy that flipped the switch and turned Nicklas Jensen from a question mark into an exclamation mark — giving a hockey-mad NHL city a sliver of light through that long and dark development tunnel — the Utica Comets coach had a sense of satisfaction.
As a first-year professional bench boss, Green has struck a kinship with the...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.
The Canucks posted their fourth win in seven games but remained in 10th place in the Western Conference while pulling within three points of eighth-place Phoenix...
Nicklas Jensen and Eddie Lack to the rescue. Tell us you saw those knights in shining armor when this season began.
The Vancouver Canucks halted, for at least a day, the doomsday clock ticking on their National Hockey League season, beating the Nashville Predators 2-0 in a checkfest at Rogers Arena.
Jensen, the minor-league callup who has re-energized the stagnant Canucks, broke...
Unless the Vancouver Canucks can quickly find a cure to their prolonged slump, they're certain to miss out on the postseason for the first time in six years.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Eddie Lack made 30 saves, and Nicklas Jensen and Alex Edler scored 1:13 apart in the third period to give the Vancouver Canucks a 2-0 victory over the Nashville Predators on Wednesday night.