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Canucks' Spencer Martin: On waivers Thursday
Martin was placed on waivers by the Canucks on Thursday.
The netminder was the third goalie on the depth chart behind Thatcher Demko and Casey DeSmith. Martin had a terrible 2022-23 campaign with the Canucks, going 11-15-1 with a 3.99 GAA and an .871 save percentage before he was sent to the minors on Feb. 14. He redeemed himself with AHL Abbotsford as he was 7-7-2 with a 2.43 GAA and a .916 save percentage. Look for Martin to be recalled if Demko or DeSmith sustain an injury during the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Karel Plasek: Sent to AHL
Plasek was cut from the Canucks' training camp and assigned to AHL Abbotsford on Tuesday, per CapFriendly.
Plasek had 15 points in 31 games with HC Olomouc in Czechia last season. He'll now look to a win a spot with Abbotsford this season after going without a point in eight AHL games with that club in 2021-22.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev: Back with team
Mikheyev (knee) was back with the Canucks for Tuesday's practice after leaving the team for personal reasons, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports.
Mikheyev rotated in with Nils Hoglander on the top line with Elias Pettersson and Andrei Kuzmenko during Tuesday's session. The 28-year-old Mikheyev still needs to be cleared from the ACL surgery he had last season.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ty Young: Inks entry-level deal
Young signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Vancouver on Monday.
Young posted a 15-13-4 record last season with a 3.89 GAA and an .889 save percentage in 34 games for WHL Prince George. The Canucks selected the 19-year-old netminder in the fifth round of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. Vancouver returned Young to the Cougars on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Sawyer Mynio: Inks entry-level deal
Mynio signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Vancouver on Sunday.
Mynio notched five goals and 31 points in 68 games with WHL Seattle last season. The Canucks selected the 18-year-old blueliner in the third round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft. Mynio is slated to return to the Thunderbirds for another season of junior-level hockey in 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Filip Hronek: Starts training camp healthy
Hronek (shoulder) skated on a pairing with Ian Cole to begin training camp Thursday, Thomas Drance of The Athletic reports.
While it's too soon to say where Hronek will slot in for the season, it's a safe bet he'll be a top-four option. He should also see time on the second power-play unit. Hronek is likely the best right-shot defenseman on the Canucks' roster, and if they opt to balance their defensive pairing by handedness, he could see himself alongside Quinn Hughes on Opening Night.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev: Leaves camp for personal reasons
Mikheyev, who is also dealing with a knee injury, left Vancouver's training camp for personal reasons Thursday.
It's not clear how long Mikheyev will be gone for. He contributed 13 goals and 28 points in 46 contests with Vancouver in 2022-23. When healthy and available, Mikheyev might serve in a top-six capacity.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Tucker Poolman: Won't play in 2023-24
Poolman (head) won't be available for the 2023-24 campaign, Canucks GM Patrik Allvin told Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 on Wednesday.
Poolman hasn't played since Oct. 18, 2022 because of migraines. The 30-year-old has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $10 million contract.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev: Won't take contact yet
Mikheyev (knee) will wear a non-contact jersey at the start of training camp, according to Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650.
It was reported back in August that Mikheyev might have his participation limited in training camp, so this update doesn't come as a surprise. When he's healthy, Mikheyev should be in the mix for a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Tucker Poolman: Will miss training camp
Poolman (head) will miss Vancouver's training camp, Chris Johnston of TSN reports.
Poolman, who has been suffering from migraines, hasn't played since Oct. 18, 2022. It's not clear if or when the 30-year-old defenseman might be able to return, but he'll likely be in the mix for a third-pairing role when healthy.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Casey DeSmith: Acquired by Vancouver
DeSmith was acquired by Vancouver on Tuesday from Montreal in exchange for Tanner Pearson and a 2025 third-round pick.
DeSmith was dealt to the Canadiens on Aug. 6 as part of a three-team trade with Pittsburgh and San Jose. He posted a 15-16-4 record last season with a 3.17 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 38 appearances for the Penguins. DeSmith will compete with Spencer Martin and Arturs Silovs for the backup job behind Thatcher Demko during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Vasily Podkolzin: Set for camp
Podkolzin has recovered from a wrist injury and will be available for the start of training camp, Ben Kuzma of The Vancouver Province reports.
Podkolzin's injury wasn't initially revealed at the end of last season, and it cost him the final 10 games of the campaign. The 22-year-old winger suffered a sophomore slump in 2022-23, posting a meager seven points in 39 outings one year after a 26-point rookie season. With Ilya Mikheyev (knee) likely limited early in camp, Podkolzin will get the opportunity to make an impression as he pushes for a middle-six role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Ilya Mikheyev: May be limited during camp
Mikheyev (knee) is recovering well from ACL surgery, but the Canucks may limit his participation in training camp and preseason games, Jeff Paterson of The Hockey News reports.
Mikheyev underwent ACL surgery in the middle of last season. The 28-year-old winger is still in a seemingly good position to miss little to no time at the start of the 2023-24 campaign, but there is some concern given his potential limitations in September. Once he's fully healthy, expect Mikheyev to compete for a top-six role.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Pius Suter: Signs with Canucks
Suter signed a two-year, $3.2 million contract with Vancouver on Friday, Rick Dhaliwal of CHEK television reports.
Suter is expected to start the season as the Canucks' third-line center. Suter is more than capable of being a top-two center should Elias Pettersson or J.T. Miller get injured. Suter managed 14 goals and 24 points in 79 games with the Red Wings last season. Look for 15 goals and 35 points if he remains a bottom-six forward for Vancouver throughout 2023-24.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Nils Hoglander: Signs two-year contract
Hoglander signed a two-year, $2.2 million contract with Vancouver on Sunday.
Hoglander registered three goals and nine points in 25 appearances with Vancouver last campaign. He also accounted for 14 goals and 32 points over 45 regular-season contests with AHL Abbotsford in 2022-23. Additionally, Hoglander notched three goals and three assists in six outings during the 2023 Calder Cup Playoffs. The 22-year-old forward will get a chance to compete for a roster spot with Vancouver out of training camp.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Akito Hirose: Re-signs with Vancouver
Hirose signed a two-year, $1.575 million contract with Vancouver on Sunday, according to CapFriendly.
Hirose recorded three assists, six hits and six blocked shots in seven appearances with the Canucks last season. He put up 27 points over 38 contests for Minnesota State University Mankato in 2022-23 prior to turning pro. The 24-year-old defender will probably start next season in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Tanner Pearson: Will be ready for camp
Pearson's hand has healed and he is expected to participate at training camp in September, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports.
Pearson underwent two hand surgeries last season, ending the season with five points across just 14 games. The 30-year-old winger will be looking to reestablish himself as a middle-six option for the Canucks. His career high in points is 45 in 69 appearances during the 2019-20 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Zach Sawchenko: Joins Canucks organization
Sawchenko signed a one-year, two-way contract with Vancouver on Saturday.
As a member of AHL Chicago last season, Sawchenko posted a 17-18-3 record with a 3.10 GAA and an .895 save percentage in 41 games. He will probably begin the 2023-24 campaign in the minors.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Matt Irwin: Inks two-way contract
Irwin signed a one-year, two-way contract with Vancouver on Saturday.
Irwin had two goals and five points in 61 contests with Washington in 2022-23. The 35-year-old defenseman will compete for a third-pairing spot with the Canucks during training camp.... See More ... See Less
Canucks' Carson Soucy: Signs with Canucks
Soucy signed a three-year, $9.75 million contract with Vancouver on Saturday, Gene Principe of Sportsnet reports.
Soucy had a nice season with the Kraken in 2022-23, scoring three times and adding 13 assists. He also had 143 hits, 96 blocked shots and 68 PIM in 78 games. Soucy is expected to play on the second or third pairing in Vancouver.... See More ... See Less