Description: Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows scored his 10th goal of the season on Friday.
Insight: Burrows scored on passes from Ryan Stanton and Kevin Bieksa. The score made it, 3-0, Canucks which was the final score versus the Hurricanes. Burrows has 10 goals and nine assists in 38 games this season.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller recorded his second straight shutout on back-to-back nights.
Insight: Miller shutout the Flyers, turning aside all 30 shots on Thursday, and he stopped all 28 shot attempts from the Hurricanes on Friday. Miller has now not allowed a goal in seven periods. Miller is 22-9-1 with five shutouts this season.
Description: Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack will start on Tuesday night.
Insight: He has not played since Dec. 17, as Ryan Miller is clearly atop the depth chart in Vancouver. Lack, however could make for a solid daily play, as he has a 2.59 GAA and .916 save percentage through 11 games.
Description: Canucks winger Radim Vrbata's stint away from the team's top line was quite short.
Insight: Vancouver moved Vrbata off the first line in Friday's practice, but starting the third period on Saturday, the Canucks had Vrbata back playing with the Sedins. Vrbata should stay there with his 12 goals and 11 assists in 28 games this season.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller is all the sudden struggling big time.
Insight: An early-season favorite for the Vezina Trophy, Miller has allowed 11 goals over the last three games, and in one of those contests, he played just 25 minutes. His save percentage in that stretch is .820. Hopefully Miller can get back on track with some time off as the Canucks play next on Wednesday.
Description: Canucks winger Brad Richardson had a goal and two assists against the Penguins on Thursday.
Insight: Richardson was involved on every score as Vancouver defeated Pittsburgh, 3-0. He scored the first goal of the game and then assisted Shawn Matthias' goal. Then Richardson scored shorthanded to give the Canucks a three-goal lead. Richardson finished the game plus-three with five shots on net. He has six goals and seven assists this season.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller recorded his third shutout of the season on Friday.
Insight: Miller stopped all 31 shots he faced against the Blue Jackets as the Canucks won, 5-0. After a stretch of four games where Miller posted a save percentage below .900 in each game, Miller has allowed just one goal in his last three starts and has two shutouts.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller shut out the Devils on Tuesday.
Insight: Miller stopped all 20 shots he faced. It is nice to see Miller rebound with two really strong games after a tough stretch in which he allowed 16 goals in four games. The shutout was Miller's second of the season.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
Insight: He stopped 18-of-22 shots before being pulled in favor of Eddie Lack, to start the third period. Lack stopped 13-of-14 shots, but Miller took the loss, and is now 10-2-0 on the season, with a 2.42 GAA and .913 save percentage.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller continued his hot early-season play on Tuesday.
Insight: He helped defeat the Avalanche by stopping 20-of-22 shots on goal, and as a result, Miller is now an impressive 9-1-0 with a 2.22 GAA and .917 save percentage. This offseason signing is paying off big time.
Description: Canucks winger Brad Richardson scored twice on Tuesday against the Hurricanes.
Insight: It was Richardson's first two goals of the season. Despite the sudden production, don't expect much from Richardson going forward. He had just eight goals and nine assists in 62 games last season.
Description: Canucks winger Chris Higgins had a goal and an assist in Thursday's game against the Blues.
Insight: Higgins scored the first goal of the game 41 seconds into the first period. St. Louis tied the game in the second period, then Higgins assisted the go-ahead goal from Nick Bonino at the beginning of the third period. It proved to be the game-winner as Vancouver won, 4-1.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller will face one of his old teams on Thursday.
Insight: Miller played about half a season with St. Louis last season and posted average numbers. The Blues did not try to bring him back to this year's team. Miller will attempt to bounce back against the Blues on Thursday after he allowed five goals on 13 shots against the Stars on Tuesday.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller was pulled in the second period, in Tuesday's loss to Dallas.
Insight: He let up five goals on only 13 shots, before getting the hook. It was Miller's first loss of the season, but owners should expect this just to be a minor hiccup. Eddie lack took over, and he was able to stop 14-of-15 shots on goal.
Description: Canucks goalie Ryan Miller earned his first shutout with the team, in a 2-0 win over Edmonton.
Insight: So far so good for Miller and Vancouver, as he is now 3-0-0 with a 1.95 goals against average, and a .927 save percentage. It is early, but this signing is looking like a steal. Fantasy owners, start Miller with confidence.
Description: Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin scored hist first goal of the season on friday night versus Edmonton.
Insight: He added an assist as well, and now has six points on the season. Sedin had a +2 rating, along with the one shot on goal. If he is able to stay healthy, Sedin will be a dynamic fantasy player, yet again.
Description: Goalie Ryan Miller will make his home debut in Vancouver on Saturday.
Insight: Miller stopped 23 of 25 shots in a victory over the Flames in Calgary on Thursday. Vancouver will welcome the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. Miller could be a top-10 fantasy goalie again this season, but he must play well against the lower-tier teams like Edmonton in order for that to happen.
Description: Winger Radim Vrbata signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks and should enjoy his time there on a line with Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
Insight: The 33-year-old Vrbata had 20 goals, 31 assists, 263 SOG and 21 PPP last season, so he was still a quality fantasy winger and is the first option to play with the twins. We're predicting an increase in scoring to 29 goals and 56 points for the upcoming season.
Description: Vancouver left wing Daniel Sedin missed nine games last season and played hurt in other which explains his fall from 2012-13 to last season's 47-point production.
Insight: Entering his 14th season, Sedin's injury concerns and simply the effects of nearly 1,000 games is a worry, but we think he bounces back with a solid 28 goal, 32 assist season. No, it's not the 104 points he produced in 2010-11, but he's still a useful fantasy asset.
Description: Radim Vrbata has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks.
Insight: The 33-year-old Vrbata had 20 goals, 31 assists, 263 SOG and 21 PPP last season, so he was still a quality fantasy winger. His value will grow on the Canucks, especially if he's used on the top line with the Sedins.
Description: Goalie Ryan Miller signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Canucks on Tuesday.
Insight: Eddie Lack had a 2.41 GAA, a .912 SV% and four shutouts as a rookie last year, but the Canucks decided to bring in the top goalie on the free agent market in Miller. Miller, a former Vezina Trophy winner, had a 2.64 GAA and a .918 SV% with the Sabres and Blues last season, but he played poorly in the final month of the regular season and the playoffs.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin (leg) will not play Tuesday against the Rangers.
Insight: Sedin will miss his fourth straight contest, but he was on the ice being worked out by skills coach Glenn Carnegie prior to Tuesday's morning skate, according to Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun.
Description: Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa injured his right ankle in a collision with Gabriel Landeskog on Thursday night, according to Ben Kuzma of the Vancouver Province.
Insight: The Canucks haven't announced if he will miss Saturday's game against the Ducks, but they already called up a defenseman from the AHL so he probably will. Bieksa has four goals, 20 assists, 102 PIM and 153 SOG in 70 games this season.
Description: Canucks left wing David Booth netted two goals Wednesday in a win over Minnesota.
Insight: After going 32 games in a row without scoring, Booth now has three goals in his last two contests. He'll have a chance to extend his scoring streak to three games Thursday versus the Avalanche.
Description: Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows (left thumb) will return to the lineup Wednesday, according to the Canucks on Twitter.
Insight: Burrows wasn't expected to travel with the team for its two-game road trip but he ended up joining his teammates in Minnesota after missing Sunday's game against Buffalo. Prior to his injury, Burrows had five goals and four assists in his past six games after failing to score a goal his first 35 games of the season.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin (leg) left in the second period and is is questionable for Wednesday's game against Minnesota.
Insight: Sedin (10 G, 36 A) had accumulated five points in his last three games before the injury. His brother, Daniel had just returned after missing the last nine games. Vancouver has struggled to score this season (ranked 25th of 30 teams) and the return of both Sedin brothers would be a huge benefit to the Canucks and fantasy owners.
Description: Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows (left thumb) will miss Sunday's game, according to Elliott Pap of the Vancouver Sun.
Insight: Just when the 32-year-old was getting on the right track, he suffers an injury. He had five goals and nine points his last six games after going his first 35 games without scoring a goal. GM Mike Gillis indicated Friday that Burrows' outlook "wasn't very good."
Description: Vancouver left wing Alex Burrows had two more goals and one assist Monday at Tampa Bay.
Insight: Talk about making up for lost time. The 32-year-old Burrows, a four-time 25-goal scorer, had zero goals and just five assists all season prior to March 10, but he has scored five goals and collected four assists in his last five games.
Description: The NHL trade deadline passed Wednesday and Ryan Kesler is still wearing a Vancouver Canucks uniform.
Insight: Multiple teams were reportedly interested in Kesler (21 G, 18 A, 212 SOG), but the Canucks didn't pull the trigger. He'll remain on a Vancouver team that just traded Roberto Luongo and will be without Daniel Sedin (lower body) indefinitely. A trade certainly could have helped his fantasy value for the rest of the season.
Description: The Canucks have placed winger Daniel Sedin (lower body) on injured reserve. He's out indefinitely, according to tsn.ca.
Insight: Sedin was hit into the boards by Ottawa's Marc Methot and appeared to be favoring his knee during Sunday's game. Sedin has been ice cold since early January, posting just one point in his last 17 games, and now he may miss the rest of the season.
Description: There's a very good chance that Vancouver will trade center Ryan Kesler before Wednesday's deadline. He won't be going to the Rangers, however, as Kesler has refused to waive his no-trade clause to play for the Blue Shirts. SOURCE: Larry Brooks, New York Post
Insight: Could you imagine Kesler on a line with Ryan Callahan and Carl Hagelin? Well don't bother because it's not happening. Kesler (21 G, 18 A in 62 games) is sure to be a fantasy asset wherever he ends up, even if that means staying with the Canucks.
Description: Goaltender Jacob Markstrom has been sent from the Florida Panthers to the Vancouver Canucks in the Roberto Luongo trade.
Insight: The 24-year-old was considered Florida's goalie of the future, but he has gone 11-25-5 with a 3.21 GAA and an .898 SV% in 43 career appearances. Markstrom will be serving as a backup to Eddie Lack on the Canucks, so there's no immediate need to add him in fantasy leagues.
Description: Canucks coach John Tortorella said winger Daniel Sedin (leg) "will be out for a while," according to the Canucks on Twitter.
Insight: Sedin was hit into the boards by Ottawa's Marc Methot and appeared to be favoring his knee during Sunday's game. As usual, Tortorella refused to get into the specifics of the injury. Sedin has been ice cold since early January, posting just one point in his last 17 games.
Description: Canucks winger Daniel Sedin left Sunday's game in the second period with a left leg injury and won't return, according to nhl.com.
Insight: Sedin was hit into the boards by Ottawa's Marc Methot and appeared to be favoring his knee. The winger has been ice cold since early January, posting just one point in his last 17 games. A long-term injury for Sedin may lead to the Canucks trading Ryan Kesler before the deadline.
Description: Vancouver center Ryan Kesler (hand) hopes to play Friday, according to Farhan Lalji of tsn.ca. He practiced Thursday.
Insight: Kesler suffered a hand injury while blocking a shot during the Olympics and missed Wednesday's game. The center denied rumors he has asked for a trade and expects to be with the Canucks after the deadline.
Description: Vancouver center Ryan Kesler (hand) will miss Thursday's game against the Blues.
Insight: Kesler suffered a hand injury while blocking a shot during the Olympics. Canucks coach John Tortorella wouldn't divulge the results of Kesler's MRI, saying only that the center is day-to-day when asked about the tests.
Description: Vancouver defenseman Kevin Bieksa (foot) has missed the past four games and isn't expected to return until after the Olympic break.
Insight: Bieksa had been playing through a sore foot for a couple of weeks but the team has decided to sit him and let him rest the injury for a while. He's posted 19 points on 121 SOG and 91 PIM in 55 games this season.
Description: Canucks center Henrik Sedin will be shut down for the final two games before the Olympic break.
Insight: After missing six games with a rib injury, Sedin came back and played in the last two contests, but didn't look very good. Fantasy owners probably hope he doesn't play in the Olympics and gets some rest, but we don't think that will happen.
Description: Canucks center Mike Santorelli (right shoulder) is seeking a second opinion, which is rarely a good sign and frequently means season-ending surgery or rehab, according to Allen Tung at thecanuckway.com.
Insight: Santorelli has been a solid fantasy option this season with 10 goals, 28 points on 91 SOG and a +9 rating, but plan to be without him for a while.