Baertschi will make his NHL playoffs debut on Thursday.
Baertschi, 22, was traded from Calgary to Vancouver at the trade deadline. The former 1st round pick, had five assists in 15 games with the Flames and has scored two goals in three games with Vancouver. In the AHL he had 15 goals and 25 assists (40 points) in 51 games between Adirondack and Utica. He will replace Linden Vey and is expected to skate on the Canucks third line.
Miller stopped all 15 shots that he faced after replacing Eddie Lack in the Canucks 3-1 loss in Game 4. Miller will be making just his second start since February 22nd and it will come in a must-win game for Vancouver. Miller posted a 1.94 GAA and .931 SV% in three starts plus Tuesday against the Flames this season.
Burrows (upper-body) has been taken to hospital; will not play in Game 4.
Burrows was injured in practice on Tuesday and had to leave the ice. After being evaluated by the Canucks medical staff he was loaded onto a stretcher and brought to the hospital for precautionary reasons. His hospital visit suggests that he might have something serious going on. He is expected to be replaced by Sven Baertschi, who was recalled from Utica (AHL) this afternoon.
The Canucks recalled Sven Baertschi from Utica (AHL).
Baertschi, 22, scored seven goals with eight assists (15 points) in 15 games after being acquired by Vancouver at the deadline. Baertschi could get the chance to face his former team in the playoffs after Alex Burrows was taken to the hospital in an ambulance this afternoon.
Miller has been out since February 22nd with a knee injury, but will be back just in time for the season finale. It remains to be seen who will start in the playoffs, but it is great news for Canucks that Miller will be available. Tonight he will make his fifth start against the Oilers—in the first four meetings he has gone 4-0-0 with a 2.45 GAA and .914 SV%.
Miller (knee) will be Eddie Lack's backup on Thursday.
Miller has been sidelined with a knee injury since February 22nd and it was believed that he wasn’t going to be able to return until the playoffs, but he will be back as Eddie Lack’s backup tonight vs. the Coyotes. It remains to be seen if he will start in the season finale on Saturday vs. the Oilers.