Markstrom will start Thursday vs. the Hurricanes.
Markstrom allowed three goals on 25 shots in the Canucks' loss to the Maple Leafs on Tuesday. Markstrom has lost two straight to start December and has just two wins in eight home games while posting a 2.84 GAA and .903 SV%. The Hurricanes come in on a three-game winning streak and have scored an impressive 15 goals (5.00 goals per game) in those wins.
The Canucks have recalled Michael DiPietro from Utica (AHL).
Thatcher Demko is out indefinitely with a concussion, so DiPietro comes up from Utica to serve as Jacob Markstrom's backup on Thursday. With a back-to-back coming up this weekend, Demko could make his season debut in San Jose (Sat) or Vegas (Sun). He is 8-4-1 with a 2.56 GAA and .910 SV% with Utica this season.
Demko is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Demko suffered a concussion in practice Wednesday, coach Travis Green said ahead of Thursday’s game vs. the Hurricanes. Loui Eriksson collided with Demko while taking the puck to the net in practice and Demko also took a shot off the mask at one point as well. Mike DiPietro has been recalled from Utica (AHL) and is expected to serve as Jacob Markstrom's backup on Thursday.
The Canucks have recalled Zack MacEwen from Utica (AHL).
MacEwen was recently sent back to Utica but was quickly summoned after Micheal Ferland suffered an upper-body injury on Tuesday. MacEwen has nine points (3G / 6A) in 14 AHL games and two points (1G / 1A) in seven NHL games this season.
Ferland is questionable to play Thursday due to an upper-body injury.
Ferland was forced to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Maple Leafs with an undisclosed upper-body injury. Ferland was in just his second game back after missing 17 games with a concussion. There's obvious fear that Ferland could be dealing with another concussion, which would sideline him for an extended period of time. The Canucks recalled Zack MacEwan from Utica (AHL), which suggests Ferland won't play Thursday.
Benn (illness) will play on Tuesday.
Benn missed Monday's practice with an illness but will be in the lineup vs. the Maple Leafs. With Alexander Edler out, Benn has played big minutes on the Canucks blueline and comes in with an assist in three straight games.
Source: Ben Kuzma 12/10/19, 3:25 pm EST
Sutter (groin) will not play on Tuesday.
Sutter was on the ice for Monday's practice but will miss his 12th consecutive game on Tuesday. Sutter's return appears extremely close, so look for him to play Thursday vs. the Hurricanes.
Markstrom will start Tuesday vs. the Maple Leafs.
Markstrom allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Canucks loss to the Oilers on December 1st. Thatcher Demko started the last two games but Markstrom will get back in the crease on Tuesday. He has gone 2-3-2 with a 2.81 GAA and .905 SV% on home-ice this year, but draws a tough matchup with the Maple Leafs in town--Toronto has won five of eight while scoring 3.38 goals per game since Mike Babcock was fired.
The Canucks have sent Michael DiPietro to Utica (AHL).
DiPietro came up while Jacob Markstrom was away from the team. Markstrom returned over the weekend, so DiPietro heads back to the AHL, where he is 7-4-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .913 SV% in 13 games this season.
Beagle (lower-body) will be back in the Canucks lineup on Saturday.
Beagle has missed the last six games with a lower-body injury but will play Saturday afternoon vs. the Sabres. Beagle, who has just one goal and two assists in 20 games, will be on the fourth line with Micheal Ferland and Tim Schaller.
Source: @Canucks 12/7/19, 1:58 pm EST
Ferland (concussion) will return to the Canucks lineup on Saturday.
Ferland has been our since October 30th but will play Saturday afternoon vs. the Sabres. Ferland, who will start on the fourth line with Jay Beagle and Tim Schaller, has one goal and four assists in 12 games this season.
Source: @Canucks 12/7/19, 1:56 pm EST
Demko will start Saturday vs. the Sabres.
Demko surrendered two goals on 42 shots in the Canucks win over the Senators on Tuesday. The win snapped a three-game losing skid for Demko, who will start for the 12th time this season on Saturday afternoon. The 23-year-old has gone 4-0-1 with a 2.62 GAA and .919 SV% in five home games this season.
Source: @Canucks 12/7/19, 2:04 pm EST
The Canucks have placed Alexander Edler (upper-body) on IR.
Roussel (knee) will make his season debut on Tuesday.
Roussel missed the first 28 games of the season but is set to play Tuesday vs. the Senators. Roussel, who had one assist in two games with Utica (AHL) during his conditioning stint, will skate on the Canucks' third line with Adam Gaudette and Nikolay Goldobin.
Source: @Canucks 12/3/19, 2:41 pm EST
Virtanen (illness) will be a game-time decision on Tuesday.
Virtanen missed the Canucks morning skate because he isn't feeling well and will be a game-time decision vs. the Senators. Even if Virtanen can't play, Antoine Roussel will make his season debut so they won't be left entirely shorthanded.
Source: @Canucks 12/3/19, 2:39 pm EST
Demko will start Tuesday vs. the Senators.
Demko gave up seven goals on 39 shots in the Canucks loss in Pittsburgh last Wednesday. It was a wild game and it ended up being Demko's worst outing of the season. After playing fantastic in October, Demko had a tough time in November, going 2-3-1 with a 3.73 GAA and .886 SV%. Despite losing three straight starts, Demko has some spot-start appeal with the Senators in town.
Source: @Canucks 12/3/19, 2:53 pm EST
The Canucks have recalled Michael DiPietro from Utica (AHL).
DiPietro has gone 7-4-1 with a 2.44 GAA and .913 SV% in his first 13 AHL starts this year. The 20-year-old, former third-round pick has received his first call-up of the season because Jacob Markstrom has been granted a leave of absence to go to Sweden for his father's memorial service. DiPietro likely won't play a game but should serve as Thatcher Demko's backup on Tuesday.
Source: @Canucks 12/2/19, 1:13 pm EST
Markstrom has been granted a leave of absence to attend his father's memorial service.
Markstorm has returned to Sweden to attend his father's memorial service, which means Thatcher Demko will start Tuesday vs. the Senators. There's no indication when Markstrom will return to Vancouver, but he could be back before Saturday's game vs. the Sabres. Mikey DiPietro was called up from Utica (AHL) and will serve as Demko's backup tomorrow.
Source: @Canucks 12/2/19, 1:11 pm EST
Fantenberg will make his Canucks debut on Sunday.
With Alexander Edler out, Fantenberg will make his debut for the Vancouver Canucks. Fantenberg has only played in two AHL games this season and has just 13 points (4G / 9A) in 88 career NHL games with the Kings and Flames.
Source: @Canucks 12/1/19, 8:02 pm EST
Markstrom will start for the second straight night on Sunday.
Markstrom allowed two goals on 30 shots in the Canucks win in Edmonton last night. Even in a back-to-back situation, the Canucks will go back to Markstrom in their home game vs. the Oilers. Markstrom is 1-1- with a 2.54 GAA and .904 SV% in two games vs. Edmonton and is 2-2-2 with a 2.76 GAA and .907 SV% on home-ice.
Source: @Canucks 12/1/19, 9:45 pm EST