The Canadian Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) - The Vancouver Canucks will start the season short-handed.
Injured center Ryan Kesler (shoulder, wrist) and winger David Booth (groin) have created two holes for coach Alain Vigneault, who is already worried about the condensed 48-game schedule put together after the NHL lockout.
Vancouver is trying to win a third straight President's Trophy as the top regular-season team and get back to the Stanley Cup finals after losing to Boston in 2010-11. The Sedins are back and Cory Schneider is expected to start in goal while the club tries to shop Roberto Luongo.
The opener is Saturday night at home against Anaheim.
Advertisement
Advertisement

NHL Top Stories

Thumbnail Gibson & Co. in need of bounce-back effort Fans and pundits alike raised their eyebrows when the Bruins relieved coach Claude Julien of his duties on Feb. 7. Now, though, any and all apprehension...
Thumbnail Stastny should give Note a jolt Over the weekend, St. Louis suffered an expected loss to one of the Eastern Conference’s bottom-feeders. Will Mike Yeo’s bunch regain its groove against the markedly...
Thumbnail Red-hot Florida faces off with Los Angeles Buoyed by the return of two key forwards, the Panthers have reeled off three consecutive victories. Can Los Angeles put an end to...
Thumbnail Two scorching squads meet on Long Island In recent weeks, the Rangers have cemented their reputation as the NHL’s most formidable road team. But can Alain Vigneault’s crew fend off a suitably...
Thumbnail Detroit enters dicey matchup vs. St. Louis The Blues are familiar with facing peril in 2016-17. Fortunately, they’re nowhere close to Detroit’s dire straits.
Advertisement

NHL Team Pages