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Hamhuis to return to Canucks lineup against Toronto

Feb 7, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

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Dan Hamhuis will be back in the Vancouver Canucks lineup as they hope to snap their six-game losing streak against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Hamhuis has missed the past three games, but skated at practice today in Toronto and said he’s ready to play as Luke Fox of Sportsnet shares.

“I felt good today. I was just being cautious to make sure everything was 100 percent. I didn’t want anything to regress and go backwards,” Hamhuis said. “With the slump we’re going through, it’s tough not to play in those games. And with the Olympics coming up, I want to make sure my body’s healthy. I’m really happy that the injury has come around quickly.”

Hamhuis was one of five defensemen the Canucks have battling injuries. Kevin Bieksa, Christopher Tanev, Yannick Weber, and Andrew Alberts are all on injured reserve with various ailments.

After playing the Maple Leafs on Saturday, Hamhuis is headed to Sochi as part of Team Canada.

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