Miller stopped all 25 shots in the Canucks’ shootout win over the Flames in their season opener. Jasob Markstrom started the last four games because Miller was banged up, but the veteran netminder will go tonight in Anaheim. Miller was 1-2-0 with a 3.12 GAA and .900 SV% in three starts against the Ducks last season.
Markstrom stopped 26 of 27 shots in the Canucks win over the Sabres on Thursday. Markstrom has won each of his first three starts while posting a 1.65 GAA and .932 SV%. He has had a great start to the year and draws a great matchup against a struggling Kings team.
Markstrom allowed one goal on 24 shots in the Canucks’ overtime win over the Blues on Tuesday. Markstrom has won each of his first two starts while stopping 42 of 46 shots (.913 SV%). With Ryan Miller still a nicked up, Markstrom will make his third consecutive start tonight vs. the Sabres. A banged up Buffalo team presents a good matchup for Markstrom.
Markstrom allowed three goals on 22 shots in the Canucks’ overtime win over the Hurricanes on Sunday. Ryan Miller played great on Saturday, but will not play tonight because of muscle tightness, so Markstrom gets a second straight start. However, there are better options with a very dangerous 3-0-0 Blues team in town.
Ryan Miller started the Canucks’ season opener last night, so Markstrom will start tonight as the Canucks host the Hurricanes. The 26-year-old had a nice 2015-16 season, going 13-14-4 with a 2.73 GAA and .915 SV%, but he will need to be better than that if he want to surpass Miller as the starter in Vancouver.
Miller will start the Canucks season opener vs. the Flames.
Miller will get the first crack in the Canucks’ crease this season, but will likely be pushed by Jacob Markstrom all season long. The 36-year-old was 17-24-0 with a 2.70 GAA and .916 SV% a season ago and will probably find it tough to rack up wins this season. Vancouver doesn’t have the look of a playoff team and will make things difficult on their goaltenders more often than not. Tonight he faces a Flames team that he was 1-2-1 with a 3.24 GAA and .906 SV% against last year.
Rodin (knee) will be shutdown and placed on long-term injured reserve.
Rodin is dealing with swelling and strength issues in his knee that required surgery back in January. Rodin had a strong preseason, scoring two goals with three assists (five points) but the Canucks feel he would benefit from being placed on LTIR and getting to 100 percent.
The Canucks signed Alex Grenier to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Grenier, 24, picked up 48 points (16G / 32A) in 69 games with Utica (AHL) last year, marking two years in a row he has eclipsed 40-points in the AHL. In six contests with the Canucks, the 6-foot-5 winger failed to get on the scoresheet.
The Canucks signed Andrey Pedan to a one-year contract on Tuesday.
Pedan, 23, appeared in his first 13 career NHL games last year, failing to record a point. Despite being held pointless with the Canucks, Pedan enjoyed solid offensive numbers with Utica (AHL), where he had 21 points (7G / 14A) in 42 contests. The former third round pick will battle for a spot on the Vancouver blueline in training camp.
The Canucks signed Jacob Markstrom to a three-year contract extension worth $11 million ($3.67M AAV).
Markstrom’s NHL career didn’t get off to a great start, but he seems to have settled in in Vancouver. He was excellent with Utica (AHL) two years ago and went 13-14-3 with a 2.73 GAA and .915 SV% in 32 games with the Canucks last season. Markstrom will battle with Ryan Miller for starts as the Canucks’ No. 1 netminder.
The Canucks signed Jayson Megna to a one-year contract worth $600K.
Megna, 26, spent the majority of last season with Hartford (AHL) where he had 44 points (15G / 29A) in 68 games. He only appeared in six games with the Rangers and now heads to Vancouver where he will look to crack their roster in training camp. If he doesn’t he will start the year in Utica (AHL).
The Canucks signed Loui Eriksson to a six-year contract worth $36 million ($6.0M AAV).
Eriksson, 30, was a key part of the Tyler Seguin trade back in 2013 but the Bruins lost him for nothing. He is coming off of his best season with Boston, having collected 30 goals and 33 assists (63 points) in 82 games. Eriksson is a player who rarely misses games and is a threat to score 30 goals with 30 helpers every season. He should click well with fellow Swedes Henrik and Daniel Sedin.