October 2008 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Canucks' Rypien Out Indefinitely With Sports Hernia
Canucks forward Rick Rypien has a sports hernia that will require surgery and is out indefinitely, according to an Associated Press report on Monday. Rypien had two goals in the first five games before leaving the team after contracting a virus during a recent road trip. He had resumed working out on his own before team practices when he felt a twinge in his abdomen.
Canucks' Demitra To Miss 3-4 Weeks With Rib Injury
Canucks' center Pavol Demitra is expected to miss three to four weeks with a rib injury, according to an Associated Press report on Thursday.
Blackhawks Give Quenneville First Win
The Blackhawks? power play came to life to give new coach Joel Quenneville his first victory with the club, as reported by the Associated Press. Patrick Sharp had two goals, one with a man advantage, and an assist to help the Blackhawks beat the Canucks 4-2 on Sunday night.
Sundin Still Hasn't Started Training
Mats Sundin is returning to Toronto this week with no purpose other than to check in on a home he still owns in the city and to visit some of his old friends. The 37-year-old remains undecided and according to his agent, JP Barry, he hasn't aggressively started training which would clearly show his intent. Among the teams most interested, both Philadelphia and Vancouver have acknowledged they would do whatever is necessary to bring the star forward on board.
Sedin, Booth, And Brodeur Named Stars Of The Week
Canucks' forward Daniel Sedin was named the NHL?s first star of the week Monday, as reported by the Canadian Press. Sedin had two goals and three assists in two games as the Canucks opened the season by defeating the Flames twice. David Booth of the Panthers was named the second star after registering three goals and an assist in two game. Martin Brodeur of the Devils earned the third star.
Canucks Sign Edler To Extension
The Canucks signed defenseman Alex Edler to a four-year contract extension on Friday, according to an Associated Press report. The deal will keep the 22-year-old Edler under contract through 2012-13. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Flames Place Warrener On Long-Term Injury Status
The Flames shuffled players prior to their Thursday night season-opener against the Canucks by putting defenceman Rhett Warrener on long-term injury status and recalling Dustin Boyd from the AHL's Quad City Flames, as reported by the Canadian Press.
Lightning Acquire Krajicek From Canucks
The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Lukas Krajicek (LOO-cuss CRY-check) and left wing Juraj Simek (your-AYE SEE-meck) from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman Shane O?Brien and right wing Michel Ouellet, executive vice president of hockey operations Brian Lawton announced today. ?Lukas is a proven NHL performer who can sure up our blue line and help with our transitional game,? Lawton said. ?With the addition of Juraj, we feel we have added to our depth at forward and we look forward to seeing what he can do in our organization this year.? Krajicek, a 6-foot-2, 196-pound native of Prostejov, Czech Republic, played in 39 games with the Canucks last season, recording two goals and 11 points with one power-play goal. He missed the majority of the season due to a shoulder injury, finishing the campaign on the injured reserve. The 25-year-old has played in 207 career NHL games with Vancouver and the Florida Panthers. Krajicek has registered eight career goals and 50 points with five power play goals and two game-winning goals. He scored a career-high three goals and tied his career best with 16 points in 2006-07 with the Canucks. He was traded to Vancouver as part of the move that also sent goaltender Roberto Luongo from Florida to the Canucks. Krajicek made his NHL debut with the Panthers as an 18-year-old during the 2001-02 season. He has played in 12 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with Vancouver in 2006-07, recording two assists. Krajicek has also played in 135 career AHL games with the San Antonio Rampage, tallying seven goals and 42 points over the course of three seasons. He also played in 168 games with the Peterborough Petes of the Ontario Hockey League during his junior career. He amassed 29 goals and 130 points in three seasons with Peterborough. He was named the best skater, fastest skater and best offensive defenseman in the OHL Eastern Conference in the coaches poll for the 2002-03 season and was voted a finalist as the OHL Eastern Conference?s best skater in the 2001 Coaches Poll. He as originally drafted by Florida in the first-round, 24th overall, at the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to Vancouver with Luongo and a sixth-round pick in 2006 in exchange for Bryan Allen, Alex Auld and Todd Bertuzzi on June 23, 2006. Simek, a 6-1, 189-pound native of Presov, Slovakia, made his professional debut in 66 games with the Manitoba Moose of the AHL last season, recording seven goals and 17 assists. He made his North American debut in 2006-07 with the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League, playing in 58 games. He ranked fifth on Brandon with 28 goals and in points with 57. He also ranked fourth on the team in power play goals with 17. The 21-year-old was originally draft by Vancouver in the sixth round, 167th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Canucks' Top Pick Cody Hodgson Signs Deal
The Canucks signed forward Cody Hodgson, their top pick in this year?s NHL draft, to an entry-level deal on Sunday, according to an Associated Press report.
Canucks' Luongo Wearing 'C' On Mask
Vancouver captain Roberto Luongo, forbidden by NHL rules from wearing the letter C on his jersey because he is a goaltender, sported a new C on his mask Sunday night as the Canucks hosted the Ducks in the final pre-season game for both clubs, as reported by the Canadian Press.
Ducks Claim McIver From Vancouver
The Ducks announced on Saturday that the club has claimed D Nathan McIver on waivers from Vancouver.