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Canucks walking wounded adding up as now Higgins & Tanev both out indefinately
At Coach Alain Vigneault's press conference today he said "Both Chris Higgins and Tanev have lower body injuries and will not join us on the road trip."
This can't be good news for the team. They pulled out a 2-0 win last night over the Coyotes and finally had their full forward lineup playing together with Ryan Kesler back. Now this bad news. When does it end Vancouver fans?
Vigneault added Chris Tanev is "out indefinitely" and not just "day to day." He has no timetable for his return, as for Higgins he said "we hope to have him back by the playoffs."
Tanev has played in 38 games this year has 2 goals and 5 assists and is a plus 4. Chris Higgins has played in 38 games as well, he has collected 10 goals and 5 assists, and is a -3.
Bad timing considering on April 2 Higgins signed a 4 year, $10 million extension with the Canucks.
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from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
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