Scenes from Canucks apply: Podkolzin returns sporting shiner, and Kyle Burroughs skates on the fourth pair rather than Riley Stillman
Contemporary off ending their Jap highway journey on a excessive observe with their win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday, the Vancouver Canucks had been again training at Rogers Enviornment at the moment.
Some acquainted faces rejoined the group at the moment, and questions arose primarily based on the staff’s line rushes.
Right here’s what we noticed at at the moment’s Canucks apply.
Line mixtures from Thursday’s #Canucks apply (in keeping with jersey color):
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- Vasily Podkolzin was sporting a full face protect on his helmet after struggling a facial damage after his first profession battle towards Boston’s AJ Greer on Sunday. The damage saved Podkolzin out of Tuesday’s matchup in Buffalo.
- The most important shock from the road rushes got here within the type of Kyle Burroughs skating alongside Jack Rathbone whereas Riley Stillman slotted again in alongside Tyler Myers. Will probably be fascinating to see how the Canucks line up tomorrow vs. LA, as the choice to take Kyle Burroughs out of the lineup could be downright surprising given the way in which he’s performed.
- Curtis Lazar additionally returned to apply, a welcome sight for everybody, particularly these hoping to see some enhancements to the Canucks’ penalty kill.
- The Canucks closed out apply with a breakaway drill, and weren’t allowed to go away till everybody however one participant scored. It got here right down to Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Vasily Podkolzin because the final two, with Podkolzin sealing the take care of a slick backhand transfer to beat Spencer Martin.
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Vasily Podkolzin’s spouse wasn’t too impressed by him coming house from the highway journey sporting a black eye.
“She mentioned ‘you fool’,” Podkolzin advised reporters when requested what his spouse considered his damage. “She’s in all probability proper.”
“I’m nice,” Podkolzin mentioned. “Blissful to be again, really feel good. It simply occurred, however that’s hockey, that’s life, it occurs typically. Every thing’s good, I’m glad I didn’t get an damage, simply a few stitches. It wasn’t simple however that’s NHL expertise. I’m a younger participant, I’m not successful most of those battles [fights] however once more, it’s hockey, it occurs, and all the things is nice.”
Podkolzin added that he “hates” his full face protect, and hopes that it’s off after Friday evening’s recreation towards the Kings.
For these questioning, we’re advised Podkolzin’s eye seemed a lot worse only a few days in the past.
Curtis Lazar is wanting ahead to returning to the lineup, and mentioned that he’s able to get first line minutes and exit with the primary energy play unit. “Why’s that humorous?” Lazar requested with fun.
“I believe enjoying predictable is one thing all of us have to purchase into right here,” Lazar mentioned about his alternative to play with Brock Boeser and Vasily Podkolzin as his wingers. “You’ve received Boes who can shoot the puck, so that you wish to get him appears. You’ve received Podz as properly, he works arduous all around the ice. If we play with construction, we’re going to get these appears offensively.”
Lazar hasn’t performed a recreation because the Canucks’ October twenty fourth matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes and is predicted to fit again into the lineup tomorrow evening when the Canucks tackle the Kings.