Cory Schneider's first season as a No. 1 goalie in the NHL didn't get off to an ideal start.
He'll get a chance to bounce back along with the rest of the winless Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night against the visiting Calgary Flames, who are still seeking their first point.
Schneider started Vancouver's season opener Saturday against Anaheim, but was pulled after allowing five goals on 14 shots and replaced by Roberto Luongo in a 7-3 defeat. Luongo got the nod the next day in a 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton, stopping 30 of the 32 shots he faced.
Schneider will return to the crease Wednesday as Luongo continues to be shopped to other teams, with general manager Mike Gillis telling the Vancouver Sun on Tuesday that a potential trade is already in place.
Canucks coach Alain Vigneault dismissed the suggestion that the fluid situation could be a distraction to his team.
"We're not concerned about what's being said outside our environment really," ...