Originally written on Hockey Fan Land  |  Last updated 10/19/14

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 03: Mason Raymond #21 of the Vancouver Canucks warms up before playing against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 3, 2009 at Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
 Reports have surfaced stating Mason Raymond will return sometime this week, maybe by the weekend, during Vancouver Canucks upcoming three-game road trip. Raymond is expected to line up on the left side with center Ryan Kesler and David Booth in his first game this campaign. The winger suffered a serious back injury during last season's Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final against the Boston Bruins. He was cleared for contact last week."I haven't talked to him about his possible return date," said coach Alain Vigneault. "I do think that as far as health-wise, condition-wise, he's fine. It's just a matter of him feeling ready to go and getting a couple of good practices. I'm not sure when we're going to do that, but he has looked real good in practices and he's close." The HockeyFanLand Insight:Mason Raymond is another one of those fine Alberta Junior Hockey League product, renowned for his blazing speed. Raymond will add even more finesse a...
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