Miller stopped 29 of 30 shots in the Canucks dominant 5-1 win over the Flames in their season opener on Wednesday. He will try to repeat that performance at home against the Flames again. Mille was 14-7-0 with a 2.51 GAA and .907 SV% in 21 starts on home ice a season ago.
Markstrom will not dress on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury.
Markstrom tweaked a lower-body injury in Tuesday’s practice and is unable to suit up as Ryan Miller’s backup tonight. Markstrom will be evaluated later today to determine the severity of the injury and how much time he will miss. Richard Bachman has been recalled to serve as the backup.
The Canucks have recalled Richard Bachman from Utica (AHL).
Bachman has been recalled to serve as Ryan Miller’s backup tonight vs. the Flames. Miller’s regular backup Jacob Markstrom suffered a lower-body injury in Tuesday’s practice and is unable to suit up tonight.
Miller will start the Canucks season opener vs. Calgary.
The last time Miller started a hockey game that mattered, he allowed five goals on 31 shots in a 7-4 playoff loss to the Flames, who he will face tonight. He was good against Calgary in the regular season, going 2-1-0 with 2.35 GAA and .920 SV% and comes into play tonight having gone 1-2-1 with a 2.82 GAA and .881 SV% in the preseason.
Vey, 24, spent last year with the Canucks, but lost out to the Canucks’ younger prospects like Jared McCan and Jake Virtanen. Vey will head to the AHL for the first time since 2013-14, when he had 48 points (14G / 34A) in 43 games with Manchester.
Higgins left Monday’s preseason game with a foot injury and did not return.
Higgins was spotted wearing a walking boot on his right foot at Tuesday’s morning skate, which is never a good sign. Higgins sustained the injury while blocking a Brenden Dillion slapshot. The Canucks have not released any information about the severity of Higgins’ injury, but wearing a walking boot isn’t a good sign for him being available to start the season.