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Canucks Recall 13 Black Aces Ahead of Game 2

 

May 10th, 2024 at 4:40pm CST • By Gabriel Foley

 

The Vancouver Canucks have brought up reinforcements from the minor leagues following the Abbotsford Canucks’ elimination from the AHL playoffs, recalling 13 players (Twitter link). The full list includes forwards Arshdeep Bains, Linus Karlsson, Danila Klimovich, Jonathan Lekkerimäki, Vasily Podkolzin, Aatu Räty, and Max Sasson; defenders Nick Cicek, Matt Irwin, Cole McWard, Elias Pettersson, and Christian Wolanin; and goaltender Zach Sawchenko.

 

The list features four of the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks top five scorers, following the team’s elimination from the AHL’s Pacific Division Finals at the hands of the Ontario Reign.

 

Abbotsford went on a strong postseason run after tying for fourth in the AHL in goals scored during the regular season. Now, their best and brightest will bolster a Vancouver lineup that’s currently up 1-0 on the Oilers. Thatcher Demko is the only Canuck currently out with injury, likely keeping any of today’s recalls from slotting into the lineup right away. But the team will have a wide array of options to choose from should they need a fill-in – ranging from highly-skilled prospects in Lekkerimäki and Räty, to hard-nosed forwards Bains and Podkolzin, to rangy defenders Irwin and Pettersson.

 

While Podkolzin, Bains, Karlsson, and McWard have each played in NHL games this season, the former is the only one to earn a significant role. Podkolzin played in 19 games and recorded two assists this season, averaging just under 11 minutes of ice time. He’d likely be the first bet for a fill-in should Vancouver need a forward, while Irwin – the only member of the list with Stanley Cup Playoffs experience – likely leads the defenders.

 

https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2024/05/canucks-recall-13-black-aces-ahead-of-game-2.html#ref=home

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1 hour ago, Fan Abroad said:

Need to do something about Mik on Petey line. 

Cole needs to be out. 

I say throw Lekki in there. Can't do any worse.

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3 hours ago, 24K said:

I say throw Lekki in there. Can't do any worse.

Next season for 3 on 3 OT just once I’d love to hear Shorty call a triple Elias line with EP40, Lindholm and DPetey. 

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11 hours ago, RWJC said:

Canucks Recall 13 Black Aces Ahead of Game 2

 

May 10th, 2024 at 4:40pm CST • By Gabriel Foley

 

The Vancouver Canucks have brought up reinforcements from the minor leagues following the Abbotsford Canucks’ elimination from the AHL playoffs, recalling 13 players (Twitter link). The full list includes forwards Arshdeep Bains, Linus Karlsson, Danila Klimovich, Jonathan Lekkerimäki, Vasily Podkolzin, Aatu Räty, and Max Sasson; defenders Nick Cicek, Matt Irwin, Cole McWard, Elias Pettersson, and Christian Wolanin; and goaltender Zach Sawchenko.

 

The list features four of the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks top five scorers, following the team’s elimination from the AHL’s Pacific Division Finals at the hands of the Ontario Reign.

 

Abbotsford went on a strong postseason run after tying for fourth in the AHL in goals scored during the regular season. Now, their best and brightest will bolster a Vancouver lineup that’s currently up 1-0 on the Oilers. Thatcher Demko is the only Canuck currently out with injury, likely keeping any of today’s recalls from slotting into the lineup right away. But the team will have a wide array of options to choose from should they need a fill-in – ranging from highly-skilled prospects in Lekkerimäki and Räty, to hard-nosed forwards Bains and Podkolzin, to rangy defenders Irwin and Pettersson.

 

While Podkolzin, Bains, Karlsson, and McWard have each played in NHL games this season, the former is the only one to earn a significant role. Podkolzin played in 19 games and recorded two assists this season, averaging just under 11 minutes of ice time. He’d likely be the first bet for a fill-in should Vancouver need a forward, while Irwin – the only member of the list with Stanley Cup Playoffs experience – likely leads the defenders.

 

https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2024/05/canucks-recall-13-black-aces-ahead-of-game-2.html#ref=home

Why no Dries? He was decent depth last year. 

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3 hours ago, Psycho_Path said:

Never knew that getting swept in the 2nd round was a strong post season run...

In their defense. They never had their starting or backup goaltender.  They got their with the No. 6 goalie in the organization

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I was more speaking of the article's assertion than any particular opinion about their actual performance, though I certainly haven't been convinced based on this season that Colliton is much of a great coach

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