Alex Biega to remain with Canucks for rest of season

Ryan Biech
January 19 2016 03:14PM

Trevor Linden did a radio appearance with Matthew Sekeres and Blake Price this afternoon and provided some updates on Canucks defenceman Alex Biega.

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Canucks Prospect Anton Rodin's season is over after major injury in practice

Ryan Biech
January 19 2016 12:53PM

It appears that Canucks prospect Anton Rodin is done for the season after reportedly severing half a tendon in his knee during practice with his SHL club Brynas today. Due to relying on google translate, details and severity are hard to piece together but it appears that Rodin was involved in a collision with a teammate at practice, which resulted in a skate blade cutting him near his knee.

We do know that the injury was severe enough that Rodin was sent to the hospital to have it examined and it is expected that he will have surgery later today.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Weekly Prospect Report - January 14, 2016

Ryan Biech
January 14 2016 05:00PM

Another week has passed for Canucks prospects and wouldn't you know it, players like Dmitry Zhukenov and Anton Rodin continue to make some noise. While other prospects continue to struggle. So let's get excited and take a look at the week that was for the Canucks prospects.

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Pronman: Mid-Season Top 50 Prospects - Boeser and Demko make the cut

Ryan Biech
January 14 2016 04:13PM

ESPN prospect guru Corey Pronman released his mid-season Top 50 prospects and Top 10 goalie prospects (paywall, but well worth it) and two Canucks prospects made the cut. The Canucks 2015 first round pick, Brock Boeser, made the cut coming in as the 31st best skater and 2014 second round pick Thatcher Demko ranked third among goaltenders. 

Criteria for a prospect "graduating" are either 25 NHL games played in any one season, 50 total NHL games played in his career or a current spot on an NHL roster (as of Jan. 11). This precludes the likes of Jake Virtanen and Jared McCann from the "prospect" distinction.

The inclusion of both players in their respective categories is not surprising as they are easily the two best non-pro prospects for the Canucks. That said, I'll be looking into a puzzling omission on the other side of the jump.

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Blackfish: Canucks Army Prospect Report: January 7th, 2016

Ryan Biech
January 07 2016 09:00AM

Happy New Year!

The World Juniors are now over with host Finland capturing their second gold medal in the last three years. The NHL trading deadline is suddenly on everyones mind with some trades yesterday and hopefully they continue. But for the Canucks specifically, their prospects continue to make noise around the hockey world. The Comets are in the thick of the playoff race in the AHL with the CHL playoffs wide open as well.

So let's wake up from that holiday slumber and take a look at the past week for Canucks prospects.

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