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Banged-up Canucks lose Higgins, Hamhuis for tonight’s game in Boston

Feb 4, 2014, 5:28 PM EDT

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The Canucks limped into tonight’s game against the Bruins and, just prior to puck drop, learned they would essentially be playing on one leg.

Olympic defenseman Dan Hamhuis and Chris Higgins, the club’s second-leading goalscorer, have been ruled out for tonight’s game at TD Garden, according to Sportsnet’s Dan Murphy. Recently recalled forward Pascal Pelletier will draw in up front, while newly acquired d-man Raphael Diaz will be on the blueline.

It’s unclear what injuries befell the pair, but both reportedly were hurt during last night’s 2-0 loss in Detroit. As such, Vancouver now heads into Boston minus the services of Higgins, Hamhuis, Kevin Bieksa, Chris Tanev, Mike Santorelli, Yannick Weber and Andrew Alberts.

Captain Henrik Sedin, who returned from a six-game absence on Monday, is also not at 100 percent. He only took four faceoffs against Detroit the other night before eventually ceding duties to a variety of players, including rookie Kellen Lain.

  1. elvispocomo - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM


  2. slaugin - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

    Also Daniel Sedin will be invisible, tough break for the Nucks

  3. AppealToReason - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

    So if I read that correctly, thats 5 of their top 8 defenceman.

  4. mrhyperpants - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:44 PM

    Another beating for the Canucks it looks like

  5. nunan - Feb 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    I think the Bruins were w/o Eriksson, Kelly, Thornton, Hamilton and McQuaid last time around. So, they’ll split the series 1-1. Only seems fair.

  6. amityvillefun - Feb 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM

    I think we need to hire another singer when the Canucks come to town to sing “Oh Canada.”

    Oh wait, never mind, Rene Rancourt can sing them both!

    I still think it was a lame move by the Canucks organization to get a “back up singer” for the Star Spangled Banner to save the “Canadian Pavoratti” for their anthem. The guy can’t sing two songs? Please. Then hire someone else for the job, because it doesn’t seem that he is qualified for the position!

    • imleftcoast - Feb 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

      Get yourself a vest and some mom-jeans, and feel better soon.

  7. slaugin - Feb 4, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Haha you are really digging for extra hate with that one

  8. jpat2424 - Feb 4, 2014 at 10:05 PM

    Crying shame

  9. gbories2014 - Feb 5, 2014 at 1:24 PM

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