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Canucks also uncertain if Roberto Luongo can go tonight

Jan 18, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

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Henrik Sedin isn’t the only game-time decision for the Vancouver Canucks’ Saturday contest against the Calgary Flames, as Roberto Luongo is also a tossup as he continues to deal with an ankle injury, the Vancouver Sun reports.

“I think right now it’s a game-time decision,” Luongo said. “Obviously I’m getting close and we’ll make that decision as the day moves along here. Ankles are a bit tricky so we’ll just leave it at that.”

Luongo, 34, has been out of action since Jan. 4 (and that was his first game back from an injury that sidelined him since Dec. 22). Vancouver has struggled mightily lately, so the Canucks could use Luongo’s stability.

The Canucks know they’ll at least get Alex Burrows back into the lineup for the first game since suffering a broken jaw on Dec. 1.

“I’m very excited, it’s nice to be back,” Burrow said. “It’s been a long time and I’m looking forward to getting back in there and help the guys to win some games. I’m sure the intensity and energy will be there so I think it’s timing you worry about the most.”

Kellan Lain will make his NHL debut tonight, as well, so there are quite a few Canucks to watch in this game, even if Sedin and Luongo can’t go.

  1. charlieconway96 - Jan 18, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Brad Richards must still be bitter and poking his Tortorella voodoo doll.

  2. cambannedloinstache - Jan 18, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Lain is an interesting prospect – undrafted college player the Canucks signed. 6 foot 6 and heavy, he is apparently rock solid defensively at every level he has played. Low risk bet to be a bottom six shut down centre.

    We need goals however so Luo returning is not much of a boost. Lack has been stellar.

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