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Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Edler finished the season with the worst plus-minus rating (minus-39) in the entire NHL.
Impact: It was quite the disastrous season for Edler, who went minus-7 over the final four games of the season. He finished with seven goals and 22 points in 63 games -- his lowest full-season point total since the 2007-2008 campaign. Edler's power-play time dipped to 2:51 per game, which is the lowest it has ever been in his six NHL seasons thus far. Looking at the positives, his 178 shots on goal were the second-highest of his career, and he collected a somewhat fantasy-relevant 50 PIM.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin assisted on both of his brother Daniel's two goals in Sunday's season finale against Calgary.
Impact: Sedin finished the season strong, tallying nine points (one goal, eight assists) in his final nine games. Overall, it was a disappointing campaign for the Swedish center, who finished with only 11 goals and 50 points in 70 games. It was a down year for most Canucks players, but Sedin took quite a hit, producing his lowest full-season point total since the 2003-04 campaign. At least he finished on a good note.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garrison racked up an assist in Sunday's season finale against Calgary. It was his first point in 13 games.
Impact: Garrison finished the season with seven goals and 33 points in 81 games. His point total matched a career high, but his seven goals were far off the 16 he potted in 2011-12 when he was with Florida. Garrison's minus-5 rating was the worst of his career, while his 3.9 shooting percentage was also the lowest it has ever been. Garrison's main value this season came on the man advantage, where he produced a career-high 15 points while averaging 2:44 of power-play time per game.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Sedin closed his season with two assists Sunday against Calgary.
Impact: Sedin was barely more productive this season, tallying 50 points after finishing with 45 in 2012-13 despite playing 22 fewer games.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Sedin scored his 15th and 16 goals of the season in Sunday's finale against Calgary.
Impact: Sedin's 16 goals are his fewest in a full season since he scored 14 in 2002-03. He clearly appears to be on the downswing of his career trajectory.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Kesler scored his 25th goal in Sunday's season finale against the Flames.
Impact: Kesler's 43 points are his fewest over a non-shortened season since he finished with 37 in 2007-08.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kesler scored an unassisted goal--his 25th tally of the season--in Sunday's season finale against Calgary.
Impact: Kesler finishes the year with 25 goals and 43 points in 77 games. In what a very disappointing season for the Canucks, Kesler received the team's MVP award. Though he may have been the best player on the Canucks this season, his production can be considered disappointing for fantasy owners. His 43 points are his lowest full-season point total since the 2007-2008 campaign, while his minus-15 rating is the worst of his career. Looking at the positives, Kesler's 81 PIM were 53rd in the NHL, while his five game-winning goals were tops on the team.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Canucks reassigned Jensen to AHL Utica on Monday.
Impact: Jensen collected three goals and three assists in 17 games with the Canucks, and will return to Utica now that Vancouver's season is over.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Canucks reassigned Corrado to AHL Utica on Monday.
Impact: With the Canucks' season officially over, Corrado will return to Utica where he has six goals and 11 assists through 56 games to date.
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin, who was hit from behind by Calgary's Paul Byron late in the second period of Sunday's season finale, appears to have escaped serious injury, TSN.ca reports.
Impact: Good news, given that Sedin was stretchered off the ice Sunday after hitting the glass with his head. "I was scared," Sedin acknowledged while addressing the media Monday. "I felt something wasn't right. I couldn't lift my head off the ice. It feels okay today."
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom stopped 21 of 22 shots for his first career win Sunday, a 5-1 trampling of the Flames.
Impact: Acquired in the trade for Roberto Luongo, Markstrom started three straight games down the stretch before notching his first win in the season finale. Touted as one of the best goalie prospects just a few years ago, Markstrom is getting a chance to establish himself at the NHL level. He'll split duties with Eddie Lack next year, at least to start out.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin took a hit from behind by Calgary's Paul Byron late in the second period and left the game on a stretcher with a neck brace.
Impact: Byron was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for boarding Sedin, who appeared to hit his head against the glass. Sedin was responsive on the ice but lay motionless for an extended period of time. He has a history of concussions and has battled a series of other injuries this season, so hopefully the upcoming offseason gives him plenty of time to sufficiently recover. Sedin had two goals in the first period before departing.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Corrado wired a slap shot from the right point past Karri Ramo on Sunday against Calgary for his first career goal.
Impact: It took 18 games for Corrado to score his first, but what a rocket of a shot it was. An unassisted goal scored in the second period, Corrado's howitzer put the Canucks up 3-0 in their season finale. After an uneven start to his NHL career, Corrado looks more comfortable by the game. He'll fight for a roster spot next year.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin notched two goals, his 15th and 16th of the season, in the first period Sunday against Calgary to snap a seven-game goal drought and notch his first multi-goal game of the season.
Impact: Sedin scored his 15th goal of the season after David Booth's wrist shot deflected off Sedin's body and into the net. Sedin also scored a power play goal on a give-and-go with twin brother Henrik for his 16th. It's his first multi-goal game of the season -- and it comes in the last game of the year. The Sedins have played with much more confidence near the end of the season and clearly play their best with one another. Whether their abysmal production is a one-year anomaly or the sign of a greater decline is up for debate, but given their playmaking ability, it's not inconceivable the Sedins have bounce-back seasons next year.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom will start Sunday's game against the Falmes, NHL.com reports.
Impact: Markstrom, who will start for the third straight game, is looking for his first NHL win since Oct. 11.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kassian collected a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-2 loss at Edmonton.
Impact: With 14 goals and 15 assists, Kassian's one shy of the 30-point mark and will have one last opportunity to reach that benchmark when the Canucks close the season at home against Calgary on Sunday. We like his career development path so far, but next season's value will depend on his line assignment.
Apr 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom allowed five goals on just 22 shots in Saturday's loss at Edmonton.
Impact: He may eventually develop into a valuable fantasy asset; after all, he's just 24. But Markstrom's ruinous composite numbers (3.58, .867) this season suggest that he isn't a good investment yet.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Higgins is sick and will not play in Saturday's game against the Oilers.
Impact: Higgins wasn't previously known to be dealing with an illness, and he probably isn't a great bet to return for Sunday's season finale against the Flames. Unless he manages to play Sunday, Higgins will finish the season with 39 points (17 goals) in 78 games.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Bieksa will not play in Saturday's game against the Oilers.
Impact: Canucks coach John Tortorella has rotated the team's healthy scratch on the blueline to keep 21-year-old Frank Corrado on the lineup. Expect Bieksa back for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Flames.
Sat. Apr 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom will start again on Saturday following his Canucks debut on Thursday.
Impact: Markstrom allowed three goals on 27 shots on Thursday. Although his Canucks debut wasn't overly impressive, he will look for a better outcome on Saturday when he takes the ice.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin opened the scoring at 13:52 of the first period Thursday, but the Canucks eventually fell 4-2 to the Avs.
Impact: It was his 11th goal and 48th point in 68 games this season. Brother Daniel grabbed an assist on the play, marking the first time since December 14 versus the Bruins that the twins have hooked up for a goal. It's hard to say at this point if age is finally playing a factor in the once-elite Swedish duo's performance, or if their lower point totals can be chalked up to injuries and the Canucks' offensive woes as a whole. No matter the reason, both Henrik and Daniel are destined to fall even more in next year's draft rankings.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: In his first start for Vancouver after being traded for Roberto Luongo at the deadline, Markstrom surrendered three goals on 27 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Avalanche. The fourth was an empty-netter by John Mitchell.
Impact: While it's too little, too late for the Orcas this season, Markstrom has every incentive to prove he's worthy of supplanting Eddie Lack for the starter's gig next year. The 6-6 Swede is hardly to blame for either of Paul Stastny's goals or Tyson Barrie's nifty toe-drag wrister that beat him for the game-winner, but owners certainly won't be happy with his .889 save percentage and loss in his Canucks' debut. Between Florida and Vancouver, Markstrom is now a horrendous 1-6-3 with a .874 save percentage and 3.52 GAA this season. He is slated to start the final two games of the campaign -- both against equally dismal opponents in the Oilers and Flames -- so look for Markstrom to show some resiliency and make the most of his auditions.
Fri. Apr 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hamhuis grabbed two helpers Thursday -- his first points in five games -- in a 4-2 home loss to the Avalanche.
Impact: The assists bring his total to just 17 on the season, which is especially disappointing after he put up 20 in 31 fewer games last year. It's not all Hamhuis' fault, however, as the Canucks' lack of offense (last in the Western Conference and 28th overall with 2.30 goals per game) has been well documented. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the main accomplishment for the 31-year-old B.C. native this season is bringing home gold for Team Canada at the Olympics -- an achievement that doesn't impact fantasy stats. On the bright side, he leads the Canucks with a plus-14 rating and his shot total of 149 is his highest in 10 NHL seasons, so with a little puck luck next year, he could see a moderate uptick in goals.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Corrado will play in the final three games of the season, including Thursday's tilt with the Avalanche, TSN's Farhan Lalji reports.
Impact: The rookie is expected to see decent minutes for Vancouver, including power-play time. With the Canucks officially eliminated from playoff contention, this is a chance for the 21-year-old to gain more experience at the NHL level. He is yet to record a point in 12 games with the Canucks this season, going minus-4 in that span.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Garrison will sit out Thursday's game against the Avalanche, TSN's Farhan Lalji reports.
Impact: With the Canucks officially eliminated from playoff contention, the team wants rookie Frank Corrado to play in all three of the Canucks' remaining games. Garrison should get back into the lineup for the next two games, as it was noted that it will be a different Canucks' defenseman sitting out each of the final three games. Garrison has been slumping lately, going 11 straight games without tallying a point. He has seven goals and 32 points in 79 games on the season.
Thu. Apr 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom will be between the pipes Thursday against the Avalanche.
Impact: After watching Eddie Lack make the previous 20 starts for the Canucks, Markstrom will make his first start with his new club Thursday. He's expected to get the starting nod for the final two games as well, making him a good addition the rest of the way in leagues that start multiple goalies.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Higgins only has one point in his last 10 games and is minus-5 in that span.
Impact: Higgins has arguably been the most consistent forward on the Canucks this season, but this recent drought may put that claim in jeopardy. Higgins is known for shooting the puck, but he's only been credited with 20 shots on goal in his past 10 games. He has 17 goals and 39 points in 77 games, but is now a disappointing minus-14 on the year.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lack is likely to give way to Jacob Markstrom for the final three games of the season, according to coach John Tortorella.
Impact: With the Canucks officially eliminated from playoff contention, it appears Torts will give playing time to the young guys. Lack has made 19 straight starts, but has lost three of his last four games, surrendering 12 goals in that span. Markstrom has yet to start a game with Vancouver since coming over in a trade from Florida in early March.
Tue. Apr 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Markstrom is likely to start the final three games of the season, according to coach John Tortorella.
Impact: Torts has claimed the "young guys" will play the final three games of the season -- Markstrom included. The 24-year-old has barely seen any action in the Canucks' crease, as Eddie Lack has made 19 straight starts. Since coming over in a trade from Florida, Markstrom has only appeared once for Vancouver, relieving an ineffective Lack and allowing one goal on five shots in a 6-1 loss to Dallas on March 6.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lack made 20 saves on 23 shots in a loss to the Ducks on Monday.
Impact: That's four losses in his last five starts for Lack, and he's allowed at least three goals in each of those defeats.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lack will get the start between the pipes Monday against the Ducks, Sportsnet Pacific reports.
Impact: The start will be Lack's 19th straight, tying the franchise record for most consecutive starts by a rookie netminder. Lack is 16-16-5 on the season, with a .913 save percentage and a 2.39 GAA.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Corrado will be a healthy scratch Monday against the Ducks, the Vancouver Province reports.
Impact: The rookie will be replaced in the lineup by Yannick Weber, who is feeling well enough to return from an undisclosed injury. There's been no official word on Corrado yet, but there is a good chance he'll return to AHL Utica to get more playing time as long as Weber is healthy.
Mon. Apr 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weber (undisclosed) will be in the lineup Monday against the Ducks, the Vancouver Province reports.
Impact: Weber missed just one game before returning to the ice for practice Sunday. He'll replace rookie Frank Corrado in the lineup.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weber (unspecified issue) returned to the ice for practice Sunday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Weber, who has nine points in 45 games to date, sat out Saturday's win over the Kings, but his presence on the ice Sunday suggests that he has a shot to return to the Canucks' lineup as soon as Monday against the Ducks.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin picked up an assist as his brother Henrik returned to the lineup in Saturday's win over Los Angeles.
Impact: Henrik had missed the last four games with a leg injury, but returned on Saturday to help the Canucks keep their slim playoff hopes alive. Daniel has four points in his last five games, and has tallied 14 goals and 30 assists in 69 games on the season. This is far from what we expected this season from Daniel, who's usually known as a point-per-game player.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kassian set up Brad Richardson's game-winning goal and was plus-1 in Saturday's win over the Kings. Kassian now has eight points in his last six games.
Impact: Kassian showed tremendous patience on the game-winner, holding onto the puck before dishing out a perfect pass to Richardson. It took some time, but Kassian is finally starting to show signs of living up to his potential. He has 13 goals and 27 points in 69 games this season playing on Vancouver's third line, but this late success could point to a breakout next season.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lack outdueled the Kings' Jonathan Quick to keep the Canucks alive in the playoff hunt with a 2-1 win on Saturday night. He made 25 saves to even his record at 16-16-5.
Impact: If you can hold Lack for the long term, he looks like a solid prospect. His composite numbers (2.39, .912) aren't bad for an NHL rookie, and he appears to be the chosen netminding solution in British Columbia for the foreseeable future.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Richardson scored in the 59th minute to propel the Canucks over visiting Los Angeles on Saturday, 2-1. He fired a team-high six shots on goal.
Impact: With 11 goals and 11 assists in 69 games, Richardson's season hasn't exactly been a bust for those in very deep leagues, but he's never going to be an elite scorer.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Edler bagged an assist and a power-play goal during a third-period surge that carried the Canucks past the Kings on Saturday.
Impact: His plus-1 rating on the night barely puts a dent in his ghastly season-long rating, which now stands at minus-32. This season has been a major disappointment for Edler in nearly every relevant metric.
Apr 6, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin collected a power-play assist in return to action Saturday in a 2-1 win over the Kings. He skated 19:57, including 5:46 on the man advantage.
Impact: Sedin had been out for nearly two weeks, having last played March 23. If you had benched him because of his leg injury, it's time to reinstate him in your lineup.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin (leg) will play in Saturday's game against the Kings, the The Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Sedin will play for the first time since March 23, and there's no indication that he'll be limited in any way.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kassian (knee) is not listed as one of the Canucks' injured players for Saturday's game against the Kings, the The Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Kassian took a big hit during Tuesday's game, but it looks like nothing ever came of it. He has seven points over the last five games but just 26 for the season.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lack will start Saturday's game against the Kings.
Impact: The Canucks' playoff hopes are all but shot, but they're still riding the rookie hard. Lack has handled every game since the Luongo trade, and he's handled himself reasonably well given the circumstances.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Corrado was recalled from AHL Utica on Saturday, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Corrado has made the trip from Utica to Vancouver a few times this season, but he's only played in 11 NHL games and doesn't have any points or penalty minutes. He was reportedly recalled to replace Yannick Weber, who is likely dealing with an injury.
Sat. Apr 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Weber was not at Saturday's morning skate and will likely be replaced in the lineup by call-up Frank Corrado for Saturday's game against the Kings, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.
Impact: Weber, who has been playing on the third defensive pairing, is likely dealing with an injury. He's been logging about 15-16 minutes of ice time over the last two weeks, but he's still averaging just 11:21 for the season.
Fri. Apr 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Head coach John Tortorella believes Sedin (leg) will be able to play in Saturday's game against the Kings.
Impact: Sedin has not played since Mar. 23 due to his leg injury, but it appears he could return to the ice Saturday. Expect another update on Sedin's status prior to the beginning of Saturday's game.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin assisted on Ryan Kesler's lone Canucks goal in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Impact: Sedin has now tallied three points in his last four games, skating on a solid top line featuring Ryan Kesler and Alex Burrows. Sedin has 14 goals and 43 points in 68 games this season.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sedin (knee) was back at practice on Wednesday, skating on a line with Chris Higgins and Nicklas Jensen, the Vancouver Province's Jim Jamieson reports.
Impact: Sedin has missed the past four games due to injury, but appears close to returning, with head coach John Tortorella suggesting the forward could return as early as Saturday. It has been a very disappointing season for Sedin, who only has 46 points in 65 games. The Canucks are out of the playoff race, but Sedin could be useful when he returns, as he had five points in his last four games before getting injured.
Wed. Apr 2, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Kesler tallied the lone Canucks goal in a loss to the Rangers on Tuesday.
Impact: Kesler now has 24 goals and 18 assists in 72 games, putting him on pace for his lowest full-season point-total since the 2007-2008 campaign. Kesler's defensive game has deteriorated too, as he is now a minus-15 on the season.