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Canucks recall Corrado after Bieksa injured versus Avs

Mar 28, 2014, 4:32 PM EDT

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The Vancouver Canucks have recalled defenceman Frank Corrado from AHL Utica — a move that suggests veteran defender Kevin Bieksa is questionable for Saturday’s game versus Anaheim after suffering an apparent lower-body injury last night versus Colorado.

From The Province newspaper:

Kevin Bieksa went down in the second period. He tried a shift in the third but didn’t return. Naturally, he’d been playing his best hockey of the season when he went down.

“I’m not sure,” Tortorella said of Bieksa’s status. “He was just too sore. We’ll have a better idea (on Friday).”

Vancouver is clinging to its playoff life, five points out a wild-card spot in the West. Even a perfect record in their remaining seven games may not be enough to get the Canucks a spot in the postseason.

Corrado, 21, is the club’s top prospect among defensemen.

Related: Bieksa doesn’t think ‘the ship is actually going down’ in Vancouver

  1. pigeonbutt - Mar 28, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    I hope they lose (just not nearly as painfully as last time) against Anaheim so we can finally stop talking about their playoff “chances.” This has been the season from hell and the sooner that closure arrives the better.

    Continue enjoying the excellent play of Kassian, Jensen (if Torts doesn’t doghouse him for a guy who’s scored 3 goals in 40 games) and Lack.

    Lose for the pick.

    Enjoy the dominant performances their prospects are showing in the OHL play offs (4/12 of the top scorers are Van prospects).

    Get ready for next year.

  2. zacmelvinmcnutt - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Good job Landy!! GO AVS!!!!

    • nobandwagoners - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:04 PM

      Good job Troll!! (what a douche)

  3. kaptaanamerica - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    Only losers want to lose for a higher draft pick…

    • pigeonbutt - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:13 PM

      And only delusional fools think that a sub 1% chance of making the play-offs while their best forward and a third of the defensive corp. is out with injuriess is at all a feasible plan for the franchise.

      Instead of possessing a top 10 pick without giving anything up to trade, while still possessing a roster that on any other year makes the play-offs, is *totally* worth giving up for 7 games of blatantly false hope.

      EVERY SINGLE Canucks blog has accepted this fact – but by all means please keep thinking about making that precious first round appearance for another swift defeat.

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