Edler was injured in Tuesday's win over the Predators and will not play Friday. Andrew Alberts will suit up with Edler on the shelf. He has struggled this season posting just three goals and six assists with a minus-12 rating in 27 games.
The Vancouver Canucks have signed Cole Cassels to an entry-level contract.
Cassels was originally selected by Vancouver 85th overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. He follows in the footsteps of his father Andrew, who signed with Vancouver July 13, 1999. He ranks fourth in scoring on the OHL Oshawa Generals with 28 points (12G / 16A) through 24 games played. The 6’0” centreman has recorded eight power play goals to share the team lead in power play goals.
Luongo allowed three goals on 10 shots and was pulled on Saturday vs. the Rangers. It was a tough night for Bobby Lu but he should be in for an easier night tonight when the Canucks are in Nashville to take on the Predators 24th ranked offence.
Burrows is out indefinitely with a broken jaw after being hit with the puck on a Chris Tanev clearing attempt.
Burrows already missed more than three weeks of the season after fracturing his right foot in the season opener Oct. 3 against San Jose when he blocked a Patrick Marleau shot. Burrows, of course, had been playing with the Sedins, so replacing him on that top line will not be an easy choice for coach John Tortorella. Expect it to either be Ryan Kesler or Jannik Hansen.
Kassian took a bad penalty that led to a Rangers power-play goal in yesterday's 5-2 loss. He has just one goal and a minus-5 rating in his last eight games, obviously coach Tortorella wants to see more discipline and production out of this edgy forward. Zac Dalpe will dress in his place.
Lack allowed two goals on 14 shots in a relief effort of Roberto Luongo last night. He has been average in his six outings this season posting a 2.49 GAA and .906 SV%. He has a decent matchup against a Hurricanes team who have loss five of their last seven. Lack should be considered a decent Sunday spot-start option.
Luongo stopped 37 of 39 shots in a 5-2 win over the Senators on Thursday. It was a great outing for Lu who was 1-3-3 in his previous seven starts. He will take on the Rangers this afternoon, who are coming off of a sluggish performance against the Bruins on Friday. New York has been extremely inconsistent this season, so Luongo should make for a good start as he tries to earn coach John Tortorella a win vs. his former team.
Luongo stopped 37 of 39 shots in a 5-2 win over the Senators on Thursday. It was a great outing for Lu who was 1-3-3 in his previous seven starts. He is expected to take on the Rangers this afternoon, who are coming off of a sluggish performance against the Bruins on Friday. New York has been extremely inconsistent this season, so Luongo should make for a good start as he tries to earn coach John Tortorella a win vs. his former team.
Booth was a healthy scratch for the third straight game on Saturday, but will get back in the lineup tonight vs. Los Angeles. In 13 games this season Booth has one goal and two assists. Booth is expected to skate on the fourth line.
Luongo had an easy night, allowing two goals on 16 shots in a win over the Blue Jackets last night. The shortage of Columbus offence, enables Luongo to go in both games of the back-to-back. He will be in a lot tougher game tonight with the Blackhawks in town. He is 5-4-2 with a 2.07 GAA and .919 SV% in Vancouver this season.
Luongo gave up two goals for the third straight game in a shootout loss to the Panthers on Tuesday. The Canucks played terrible in front of him, which led to his fourth straight loss. Tonight he takes on the Blue Jackets and their 23rd ranked offence (2.41 G/PG)