Posted December 05, 2011 on AP on Fox
Montreal_canadiens_v_0c10
Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot. "(Higgins) came in (Monday) morning. His foot was all swollen up," coach Alain Vigneault said. "According to what he's telling us, he had the same thing happen to him last year in Florida. Initially there, I think he missed six or seven games. They thought it was a skate bite, and then they thought it was a spider bite and then they finally figured out that it was a staph infection." Vigneault said Higgins was due to visit an infection specialist Monday. The Canucks have recalled Viktor Oreskovich from Chicago of the AHL to take Higgins' spot in the lineup.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Canucks F Higgins out Tuesday with staph infection

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins has a staph infection that will keep him out of Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche. Higgins was scheduled to visit with a specialist on Monday. The Canucks called up Viktor Oreskovich from Chicago of the AHL to take his roster spot. Higgins, 28, was acquired at last year’s trade deadline from Florida. He has eight goals...

Canucks F Higgins has staph infection (AP)

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot. "(Higgins) came in (Monday) morning. His foot was all swollen up," coach Alain Vigneault said. "According to what he's telling us, he had the same thing happen to him last year in Florida.

Avalanche vs. Canucks Betting Odds & Handicapping Preview | Dec. 6

Free NHL Betting Odds & Picks on the Colorado Avalanche vs. Vancouver Canucks Tuesday matchup. The Canucks are -205 home favorites. The over/under is set at 5.5. Ryan Kesler, David Booth and Chris Higgins will not be together Tuesday as Higgins is out with a foot infection. Jannik Hansen will probably play on the second line. Roberto Luongo will be in goal.

Canucks' Higgins (staph infection) out Tuesday

Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot.

Canucks' forward Higgins out with staph infection

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- Vancouver Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Colorado Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot.

Surging Canucks roll past Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games. Daniel Sedin and Kevin Bieksa had power-play goals and Jannik Hansen also scored to help Vancouver rebound from a 6-5 home loss to Nashville on Thursday night. Alex Tanguay...

Flying V’s Wrap-Up: Canucks have NICE 3rd period vs. Flames

Canucks insider Kevin Vanstone breaks down the Game 26 matchup between the Calgary Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks. Roberto Luongo and the Canucks bounced back from a tough first period to break through against the Flames, and won handily 5-1. Ryan Kesler, Chris Higgins and David Booth all contributed three points.

Canucks 5, Flames 1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games. Daniel Sedin and Kevin Bieksa had power-play goals and Jannik Hansen also scored to help Vancouver rebound from a 6-5 home loss to Nashville on Thursday night. Alex Tanguay...

Recap: Vancouver vs. Calgary

David Booth and Chris Higgins each scored a goal and added two assists, and the Canucks netted the final five goals to down the Flames, 5-1, at Rogers Arena.

Flames vs. Vancouver Canucks Blog: Love’ Em & Hate’ Em

Vancouver Canucks blogger Richard Hodges Love Em Hate Em Canucks hockey blog. He recaps and rewinds the win over the Calgary Flames. It was fitting Mason Raymond returned against the Flames. It's hard to read David Booth's intent when he collided with Mikka Kiprusoff, but on a positive note he, Ryan Kesler, and Chris Higgins combined for eight points.

Canucks bounce back with trouncing of Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames, 5-1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.

Luongo leads Canucks past Flames, 5-1

Roberto Luongo made 21 saves, Chris Higgins and David Booth each had a goal and two assists and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 on Sunday night for their sixth victory in their last seven games.
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.