Canucks captain Markus Naslund's now leads the team goal scoring with three goals after scoring last night! Thanks to his power play goal at 19:12 of the first period on Sunday, he now has an astonishing 3 goals!
Injuries and more injuries. Taylor Pyatt, Jan Bulis, and Jeff Cowan all missed practice on Monday. Head coach Alain Vigneault said one of the three is doubtful for tomorrow and Jeff Cowan is the one rumoured that will sit tomorrow's game. Cowan played minimally yesterday in the third period.
Rory Fitzpatrick and Willie Mitchell also missed practice, Fitzpatrick is out with the "flu" and will not play tomorrow. Mitchell will play.
Kevin Bieksa practiced with the team on Monday and did "some contact work at the end of practice", but is doubtful for tomorrow's game.
The Canucks also re-assigned defenceman Yannick Tremblay to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL.
If one of the forwards is indeed out for tomorrow's game, don't expect the Canucks to call anybody up since the Moose have a Game 7 on Tuesday. Nathan Smith most likely will get back into the lineup and Jannik Hansen will play with Markus Naslund and Brendan Morrison.
Projected Lineup for Tuesday's Game