Let’s face it, the Canucks are up against a wall and after generating only 4 goals in 3 games, need all of the offensive and special teams help they can get. The scapegoat for the 0-3 start for the Canucks has been the absence of their perennial goal scorer – but that may change.
Daniel Sedin could make his return after suffering from a concussion four weeks ago. He reported not feeling concussion-like symptoms for “a while” and is also in his poorest shape over the past 5-6 years. Not exactly a resounding vote of confidence but the Canucks will take whatever help they can get at this point. They hope to avoid being the NHL’s first 1-seed to be swept by an 8-seed since the conference playoff matchups were introduced in 1994.