Canucks reassign Baertschi to Utica for Calder Cup playoffs

Thomas Drance
April 27 2015 10:41AM

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Now that the Vancouver Canucks' season is over, Sven Baertschi will have an opportunity to help the Utica Comets win the Calder Cup.

Baertschi, who dressed for Vancouver in Games 5 and 6 of the club's first-round playoff series loss to the Calgary Flames this passed week, was reassigned to Vancouver's top AHL affiliate on Monday, the club announced.

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Report: Sedin twins decline World Championship invite due to injury

Thomas Drance
April 27 2015 01:26AM

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Though the Vancouver Canucks have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs prior to the beginning of the tournament, star first-line forwards Daniel and Henrik Sedin won't be heading over to Europe to dominate on the international ice surface at the World Championships.

"Both me and Henrik (have) declined World Championship (invites) due to injury," Daniel is quoted as telling Expressen (via google translate). "We have informed (Team Sweden's head coach) Pär Mårts."

That the twins were battling through injury should come as a surprise to anyone who watched them play with the puck on a string in Vancouver's ill-fated first round series against the Calgary Flames.

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Canucks Army Postgame: The End.

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April 25 2015 11:21PM

Well, that was it. In the most important game of the season, the Canucks blew a 3-0 lead, allowed 7 goals, and lost to the Calgary Flames. I hope you all forgive me for a bit of a rambling postgame tonight. I'm as depressed and angry about this outcome as any of you are, and I'm certain we'll have ample opportunity to pick over this carcass in the coming weeks and months.

For a look at where it all went wrong and some parting thoughts on the 2014-2015 season, join me after the jump.

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Jake Virtanen Suspended for Head Shot in WHL Playoffs

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April 25 2015 02:54PM

After getting blown out by the Brandon Wheat Kings in game 1 of the WHL's Eastern Conference finals yesterday night, the Calgary Hitmen will be in tough to tie the series back up, as they will be without the services of Jake Virtanen. Vancouver's 6th overall draft pick this past summer has reportedly been suspended for a "to be determined" amount of time for a headshot in the dying moments of the Hitmen's huge loss.

For a look at the play that got Virtanen in trouble with the league, read past the jump.

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Canucks Army Mid-Series Deep Dive: Canucks vs. Flames

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April 25 2015 11:00AM

With the season on the line, the Canucks bounced in Game 5 against the Flames to bring the series to 3-2. The Canucks face elimination again Saturday, and hopefully Monday, so with that in mind I thought I'd take a deeper look at the series thus far and speculate about what might be ahead of us. 

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