Stecher (mumps) is hopeful that he will play on Tuesday.
Stecher missed Saturday’s game vs. the Sharks because of the mumps, but was on the ice for Monday’s practice and is expected to play Tuesday vs. the Red Wings. Stecher leads all Canucks’ defensemen with 18 points (2G / 16A) in 51 games this season.
Stecher will be in the Canucks’ lineup on Tuesday.
Stecher sat out of Monday’s game in Brooklyn, but will be back in the lineup tonight vs. the Rangers. Stecehr will replace Philip Larsen and comes into play with one assist and a minus-3 rating in four games with the Canucks this season. The rookie defenseman will skate on the top-pair with Alex Edler and should see some power-play time as well.
The Canucks have recalled Troy Stecher from Utica (AHL).
Stecher, 22, was an undrafted college free agent, who has one assist in four games with Utica this season. Last year he had 29 points (8G / 21A) in 43 games at the University of North Dakota and tonight he will make his NHL debut on the top pair with Alex Edler as well as on the top power-play.