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Canucks recall d-man prospect Corrado (Update: playing tonight)

Apr 22, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

Vancouver Canucks Frank Corrado

With injuries to defensemen Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev, and Keith Ballard, the Vancouver Canucks have recalled 20-year-old blue-liner Frank Corrado from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves.

The Wolves’ season is over, so there’s no guarantee Corrado will actually play for the Canucks in any of their final three games of the regular season. There wouldn’t be much to lose by giving him a look though, as Vancouver is all but guaranteed to finish with the third seed in the Western Conference.

Corrado had two assists in three games with the Wolves. He spent most of the year in the OHL with Sudbury and Kitchener, piling up 45 points in 69 junior games.

But tonight at home to the Chicago Blackhawks, it could be recently recalled defenseman Derek Joslin — formerly of the Sharks and Hurricanes — that gets the call for the Canucks.

“I know my role,” Joslin said. “I know I’m here to fill in and I just have to be ready when my name is called.

“I’ve played pro for six years and every year you have to earn a spot. The last two years I was up in the NHL full time, but you still had to earn your spot. I have over 100 games in this league, but I’m sure the jitters will still be there.”

Update: Corrado will debut tonight while paired with Alex Edler.

Also interesting to watch will be the line of Derek Roy centering Ryan Kesler (normally a center) and Chris Higgins (returning from injury).

  1. elvispocomo - Apr 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM

    Was unlucky to be cut from the World Juniors this year, and would have a tough test if he gets into the lineup for Vancouver (next two are Chicago and Anaheim, followed by the final reg season game against Edmonton) but I think he’ll do just fine.

  2. blomfeld - Apr 22, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    *** this message is intended for fans of the reigning Stanley Cup Champion LA Kings only ***


    From my forward position here in the heart of Vancouver, I can report to fellow King’s fans that a “palpable” fear is now overtaking this city. Tonight in all likelihood, the Canucks will officially surrender their precious “paper-mache” President’s Trophy to the visiting Hawks. And with that “shut” goes their window! Nonetheless, the bottom line friends is that the Canucks are now “prime” for the taking and so hopefully we can “have a go” at these people again in these playoffs.

    ps: we need help from the Oiler’s tonight and then we’ve got to go “berserk” ourselves tomorrow in MSP …

    • elvispocomo - Apr 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM

      Strange, people have been saying that about the Kings this year after their lacklustre performances at times. So yeah, you’re special code announcing that message as only for Kings fans didn’t work.

      • blomfeld - Apr 22, 2013 at 5:31 PM

        Blomfeld: who is this lone rider that goes before us?

        Ten Bears: I think it is he, the one who goes by the name of the Great singer ?

        Crazy Dog: well I don’t care who he is … he’s all alone … let’s kill him!

        Blomfeld: No brothers … though his words are misguided, I believe that he means well …

        Friend, even though my message was intended for “eyes of fans of the reigning Stanley Cup Champions only” you still have the audacity to reply? So you must either be a very brave or foolish man? In all seriousness, here’s the deal. Last year in April I was “seriously” afraid of you Canucks. Yet today I view you people with utter contempt and scorn. Weird what time can do to us eh ? :)

      • elvispocomo - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:01 AM

        That’s cool, because I think the majority of people who post here have held their own opinion of you since well before last April.

        Brave or Foolish? It’s an internet forum. “Seriously.”

      • elvispocomo - Apr 23, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        Oh, and it seems like Corrado, who this article is about, had a pretty good first NHL game last night! 3 hits, 3 shot attempts (blocked) and 1 blocked shot in 17:20 of ice time. All against the top team in the league, and not in sheltered minutes either as he was playing with Edler, so he saw tough opposition. Made some good defensive plays, nice hits, and I was particularly impressed with him controlling the bigger man in Bollig in front of the net in one of his battles.

  3. interiorfan - Apr 22, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Weird, alright…….although I note I still feel the same way about you. Time hasn’t changed that.

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