Horvat will remain with the Canucks passed the nine game mark.
Tonight will mark Horvat’s ninth game of the season and he is here to stay. There was some speculation that he might be available for Team Canada in the World Juniors this December, but that won’t be the case. Horvat has looked like he has belonged and picked up one goal and three assists in his last two games.
Horvat had a solid NHL debut on Tuesday, recording a plus-1 rating with one shot and one blocked shot in 8:52 of ice time. With Alex Burrows returning to the lineup tonight, Horvat will be the one who sits.
The Canucks have sent Bo Horvat (shoulder) to Utica (AHL) for a conditioning stint.
Horvat has been out with shoulder injury, but sending him on a conditioning stint is a good sign that the Canucks are planning to keep Horvat with the big club. He can stay with Utica for a maximum of two weeks.
Horvat (shoulder) skated on his own today today, could be ready in 3-4 days.
Horvat, 19, has missed time due to a shoulder injury suffered in the preseason, but he is nearing a return which means he is nearing his NHL debut. The 2013 ninth overall pick had 30 goals and 44 assists (74 points) in 54 games with the London Knights of the OHL last season. He is a big body at 6-foot, 206 lbs. and is ready to make an impact at the NHL level.