Ryan Miller: 'It's not realistic to say I'm going to be 100 percent ready to go'

Thomas Drance
April 04 2015 03:23PM

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Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is rushing to get back into the lineup, but even he doesn't believe that it's realistic to expect him to get to full speed in time for the postseason.

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April 04 2015 01:00PM

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CANUCKS ARMY GDT #79 - CANUCKS @ JETS

Always90four
April 04 2015 09:00AM


We can all dwell on the past and stew over the loss to the Blackhawks, or we can get excited for today's nooner against the Jets. A couple of tidbits: the Jets have lost their last two at home and the Canucks beat the Jets back in Vancouver in March, 5-2.

Trade deadline pickup Sven Baertschi will make his Canucks debut today on the Horvat and Hansen line. I'm not expecting fireworks because rarely do those happen with a change like this. All the talk the last two days was about Ryan Miller and how he was practicing; just focus on the games they're playing. If Miller is ready, he won't come in until the playoffs are assured.

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Jim Benning on Ryan Miller: 'Hopefully he can get into a game or 2' before the playoffs

Thomas Drance
April 03 2015 12:56PM

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It wasn't too difficult to read the writing on the wall from the Vancouver Canucks' decision to have Ryan Miller fly out to Winnipeg to join the club for a Friday practice. Miller, 34, was Vancouver's workhorse starter prior to sustaining a knee strain in a late-February game against the New York Islanders, and it would seem that the club is intent on getting him back into the lineup in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

On Friday afternoon in an appearance on the Brady and Walker show on Sportsnet the Fan590, Canucks general manager Jim Benning addressed the topic of Miller's health status. During the course of the interview Benning confirmed that the team is hoping to get Miller a tuneup start or two prior to the end of the regular season.

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Canucks recall Sven Baertschi from Utica

Thomas Drance
April 03 2015 11:17AM

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On Friday morning the Vancouver Canucks announced the recall of recently acquired former Calgary Flames top prospect Sven Baertschi from the Utica Comets of the American Hockey League. 

Since being acquired by the Canucks at the 2015 NHL Trade Deadline for a 2015 second-round draft pick, Baertschi has been on fire in Utica. The diminutive, skilled Swiss-born forward has scored seven goals while contributing 13 points in 12 games with the Comets. For the year he's managed 15 goals and 23 assists in 48 AHL games - a solid scoring clip for a 22-year-old.

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