Hansen is eligible to play tomorrow and skated on a line with Ryan Kesler and Chris Higgins this afternoon. Hansen has missed the last 10 games after injuring his arm on October 22. He recovered quicker than expected and the Canucks are finally getting healthy. They look like a much more dangerous team than they did a week ago with Hansen and David Booth back.
Hansen skated with the Canucks for the first time since suffering an arm injury on October 22.
Hansen missed the last nine games but should return to the lineup shortly. His original timetable was 3-4 weeks and it has been 22 days so his return is just around the corner and could possibly play on Thursday. Hansen had two goals and two assists in 11 games.
The Vancouver Canucks have signed winger Jannik Hansen to a four-year contract extension. he deal will pay Hansen $2.5 million a season. It's an identical contract to the one Chris Higgins signed last year.
Hansen has spent his entire career with the Canucks, collecting 131 points over 318 games in his six-year career.
Jannik Hansen playing with the Sedin twins up front on Canucks first PP unit.
Anyone that plays with the Sedin's is a threat to put up points. Burrows is expected to play on their line but if Hansen sticks with them on the PP, that certainly gives his fantasy value a slight boost.
Hansen gets a shot at the second line which is an indication that Mason Raymond isn't quite ready for that responsibility. The Danish forward has seven goals and 12 points, playing anywhere from the first to fourth line.
Hansen moves up to a scoring line. Through his first three games, the Herlev, Denmark native posted one assist with a minus-2 rating while playing a defensive role with Manny Malhotra. This could be a boost in his fantasy hockey value.