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Desperate Canucks recall ’11 first-rounder Jensen

Mar 7, 2014, 7:22 PM EDT

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With just 12 goals and one win over their last 10 games, the Canucks have called up former first-round pick Nicklas Jensen from AHL Utica in the hopes of providing an offensive spark.

The 29th overall selection at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Jensen has been playing well for the Comets of late and is second on the team in goals, with 15. The former OHL Oshawa standout is a big-bodied winger (6-foot-3, 205 pounds) that does have some NHL experience, appearing in two games last season while averaging close to 15 minutes a night.

Vancouver is currently without the services of forwards Daniel Sedin and Mike Santorelli, so Jensen could be up for a while.

  1. imleftcoast - Mar 7, 2014 at 7:26 PM

    Good to do this a couple games after Daniel Sedin is hurt and the must-win games are past. Organization can do nothing right.

    • blomfeld - Mar 7, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      TRY ‘9-1-1’ YOU FOOLS !

      or better yet, gas Gillis and make Torts ‘Coach & Gm’ right now !

      ps: don’t ever say that we Kings aren’t looking out for you people eh ? :)

      • machosasquatcho - Mar 8, 2014 at 6:27 PM

        Go away.

  2. canucks30 - Mar 7, 2014 at 7:36 PM

    Jensen can’t pass and is a defensive liability.

    However, at the very least, maybe he can do something the Canucks can’t do right now; score.

    • canucks30 - Mar 7, 2014 at 8:03 PM

      To be clear, Jensen has 13 assists in 123 combined professional games in the NHL, AHL, and Swedish Elite League.

      He’s also not going to get much ice time under John Tortorella if he can’t defend (see Zack Kassian).

      I don’t think he’s NHL ready.

  3. nobandwagoners - Mar 7, 2014 at 7:57 PM

    Time to start playing for a high draft pick. Making the playoffs are pretty much out of the question, so might as well try to strive for something more attainable and maybe might be best in the long run. I just fear what that might do to Eddie Lack’s development and mental stability.

  4. vanindeed - Mar 7, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    But who are you going to sit?

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