December 2011 - Vancouver Canucks Wiretap
Canucks Fan Says Woman Attacked Her
San Jose police are investigating a 16-year-old girl's claim that she was assaulted during a Sharks game at HP Pavilion while wearing the opposing team's jersey. Maggie Herger told the San Jose Mercury News that a drunken Sharks fan hit her on the head in the second period during Wednesday's game between the Sharks and Canucks. Herger said she suffered a concussion and was taken away in an ambulance, at which point a passing Sharks fan shouted for her to "suck it up." "I just wanted to cry," Herger said Thursday. "Who does that?" But according to the Sharks, the accused fan, a middle-aged woman, told police and arena staff the contact was accidental and occurred during the celebration of a Sharks goal.
Higgins To Miss Canucks Road Trip
Canucks left wing Chris Higgins has an undiagnosed hand problem that the coach says might be related to a foot infection. Higgins stayed home Tuesday when the team left for a three-game California road trip. Coach Alain Vigneault said after practice that Higgins' hand was so swollen he went to the hospital.
Luongo Records First Shutout Of Season
Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo made 33 saves on Monday night against the Wild, recording his first shutout of this season. Luongo has struggled with his play and with injuries this fall. "It takes every guy in this locker room to get a shutout, and the boys worked hard tonight to preserve it and make sure we didn't give up much -- especially in the third period there," Luongo said. Vancouver defeated Minnesota 4-0.
Hawks And Canucks Resume War Of Words
The war of words between the Blackhawks and Canucks has resumed, even though the teams don't play again until Jan. 31. After hearing disparaging comments about Daniel and Henrik Sedin made by Hawks center Dave Bolland, Canucks coach Alain Vigneault responded. "When you have comments like Bolland's, he's obviously an individual whose IQ is probably the size of a bird seed, and he has a face that only a mother can look at," Vigneault told reporters Wednesday, according to the Vancouver Province.
Chris Higgins Has Staph Infection
Canucks forward Chris Higgins will miss Tuesday's game against the Avalanche because of a staph infection in his foot. "(Higgins) came in (Monday) morning. His foot was all swollen up," coach Alain Vigneault said. "According to what he's telling us, he had the same thing happen to him last year in Florida. Initially there, I think he missed six or seven games. They thought it was a skate bite, and then they thought it was a spider bite and then they finally figured out that it was a staph infection."